Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's 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.

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Parkinson’s Active Project Assistant

  • Part time
  • £23,464 pro-rata
  • Home based with some travel required
  • Closing 5th April 2021

About Parkinson’s Active

Parkinson’s Active is a physical activity project funded by the Lottery. The project aims to increase the number of opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to become active in their local community. Current research suggests physical activity at the right level of intensity can help people to live well with the condition. Working with leisure providers the project will upskill instructors, coaches & volunteers to provide suitable activity sessions for people with Parkinson’s while raising awareness of the importance of activity and the opportunities available amongst health professionals and people with Parkinson’s.

About the role

You’ll support our national project to ensure that people living with the condition are aware of the benefits of both physical activity and exercise on their wellbeing and symptoms. You’ll provide critical support to the Parkinson’s Active project through delivering administration and project support.

You’ll create strong working relationships with the Project Officer and Scotland as well as colleagues across the UK.

What you'll do

  • Provide administrative support for the Parkinson’s Active Project.
  • Support the operational and business processes of the programme.
  • Provide administrative support to the training of Leisure Providers and ensure these opportunities are promoted and updated on our database
  • Update, collect and share information and content to support stakeholders and raise awareness of the project

What you'll bring

  • Experience of managing administrative tasks, including coordinating and arranging meetings and events.
  • Experience of capturing, recording and sharing information.
  • Organisational skills including time and process management, with an excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal with a wide range of audiences.

This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK Scotland and we would love you to join us!

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Cathy Orr on 0344 225 9831 or Amanda Mckay on 03000 139281​.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Director - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £60,000 – £63,000
  • Home based
  • Closing 6th February 2022

In this key position, you will work closely with the Scotland Advisory Group and lead a multi-disciplined team of staff and volunteers to benefit the 12,000 plus families living with Parkinson’s in Scotland, supporting the charity’s overall strategy

As an ambassador, you will represent the charity and raise the profile of our work whilst building proactive relationships with key stakeholders to influence policy and service improvement.

You will lead our work to deliver our goals in the “Better support every day” theme of our strategy. Our objective is that ‘All people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones get the right care, support and opportunities to live as well as possible at every stage of the condition’.

Our strategy was set pre pandemic, but all of the insight, evidence and feedback we have from the Parkinson’s community in Scotland and across the rest of the UK demonstrates to us that our priorities are focussing on the right areas, and how urgent the need is to accelerate our work and deliver increased impact for people with Parkinson’s.

What you’ll bring

To be successful, you will be a skilled communicator and a strategic thinker able to translate ideas and concepts into projects and plans. You will have a good understanding of the political context of health and social care policy, the health service in Scotland and have an awareness of current issues surrounding disability, particularly in the field of neurological conditions. Knowledge of relevant health and social care structures in both the statutory and voluntary sectors and experience of successfully working with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government is essential also.

An authentic leader who empowers and enables staff and volunteers to give of their best you will be able to inspire and motivate people to support our work in Scotland and have a passion for involving people with Parkinson’s in all aspects of our work. A good understanding of local media is essential, preferably with experience as a confident spokesperson.

You must be flexible with your daily schedule and be able and willing to travel around the country without reliance on public transport and willing to travel around the UK as required for the role. If you are driving, you need to have held your full driving licence for a minimum of one year. The position will be based from your home and you must live within Scotland.

In return, we offer all the convenience of home working plus an exceptional package of benefits including flexible hours, up to 27 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme with generous employer contribution and an employee assistance programme.