Parkinsons UK
Parkinsons UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC037554

Parkinson's UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson and you could be part of helping us achieve this.

Current vacancies

Top job! Scotland Group Advisory Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 31st July 2019

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.

About the role

Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic people-powered charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s and finding better treatments and a cure. As part of our 2020-24 strategy we are establishing a new Scotland Advisory Group to guide the charity’s work in Scotland.

The Group, chaired by our Scotland Trustee, will provide a strategic means by which supporters, people affected by Parkinson’s and professionals can advise the Scotland Director and team. They will advise on the mission, vision, objectives and values to accelerate beneficial outcomes for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends across Scotland and produce an annual report for our Board of Trustees.

As a Group Advisory Member you will be an ambassador for people with Parkinson’s in Scotland and Parkinson’s UK.

What you’ll bring

Parkinson’s Scotland is looking for people to come forward to sit on the Advisory Group and use their collective knowledge and expertise to build relationships, form partnerships and broaden support from individuals and other organisations within Scotland.

To provide the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience within this new group, we would welcome applications from candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

● Living with Parkinson’s

● Professional clinical care

● Commercial/business acumen

● Knowledge of the Scotland political landscape/political experience

● Research

● Marketing / media / PR / lobbying skills

● NHS / social services / public sector experience

● Third sector experience

● Related Research

● Professional and organisational development

We’re moving fast now to bring forward the day when no-one fears Parkinson's' and you would be part of shaping this for the Parkinson’s community in Scotland. What could be a better reward than that? Our work is that important - we hope you feel the same!

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Regional Fundraising Events Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Perth
  • Closing 30th June 2019

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.

Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s. We are working towards bringing forward the day that no-one fears Parkinson’s, and our pace and determination is stronger than ever.

About the role

To be working at Parkinson’s UK at this time could well be a career high and a life event for all of us. We’re moving fast now to deliver better treatments and maybe a cure for Parkinson’s within years, not decades, and you would be part of the Regional Fundraising Operations team ensuring that effective support is in place to assist the success of the Regional Fundraising strategy and our ambitious team income and engagement targets to make this possible. What could be a better career reward than that?

You’ll be responsible for providing excellent levels of supporter care to all potential and existing supporters and event participants, as well as working closely with and supporting colleagues in the Scotland & Northern Ireland Regional Fundraising team and the Regional Fundraising Operations team.

What you’ll do:

In this role, you will:

· Be responsible for day-to-day admin in the Scotland Office including, taking calls, monitoring shared inboxes, processing income and written correspondence with supporters.

· Support the Regional Fundraising team in Scotland & Northern Ireland providing support, analysis and research via social media and digital tools and assisting with event promotion to local media outlets.

· Participate in the delivery and fulfilment of regional fundraising events, including attendance and support of event organiser on the day, as required

What you’ll bring:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

· Excellent experience in delivering effective customer service/supporter care

· Proven experience of working with a relational database, and accurate data entry

· Supporting the organisation of events and working collaboratively across teams

· Operating and communicating in a modern digital workplace, including using digital tools to work collaboratively and productively and basic knowledge of general media promotion tools.

If you think you could help us, we would love to hear from you.

Due to location and scope of the role, a driving license and access to a car is desirable

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Volunteering

Community Fundraising Volunteer

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Fundraising

1st May 2019

Regional fundraising is at the centre of how Parkinson's UK raises vital funds locally. By volunteering to join our community fundraising team you will help us be closer to a cure and support people living with Parkinson's. Read more