MND Scotland
MND Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC002662

MND Scotland is the leading charity in Scotland providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding vital research into finding a cure.

Current vacancies

Human Resources Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,500 – £35,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2022

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Human Resources Lead to join our Operations function for an initial fixed period of 12 months.

MND Scotland is in a period of rapid growth and change. Having just celebrated our 40th anniversary, with a new CEO and Executive Leadership Team in place and a new 3-year strategy and brand revealed during the summer, this is an incredibly exciting time to join us.

The Human Resources Lead position is a new role, created to reflect the importance of an engaged and committed staff team and a culture of inclusion, respect and collaboration.

This Senior Management Team role will provide comprehensive strategic HR support to the CEO and Executive Leadership team whilst also end-to-end generalist HR support to the wider staff team and working as a trusted partner to develop people plans and procedures aligned to our values.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of our Senior Management team, you will have a broad remit of responsibilities as well as demonstrable experience of working alongside a recognised union.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will:

  • Provide support and advice in all areas of HR for the organisation. Responsible for delivering end-to-end generalist HR support including recruitment, new starters and leavers processes, payroll & pensions, employee engagement, disciplinary and grievance processes, performance management, and learning & development.
  • Perform review of current salary banding, job titles and pay and rewards schemes.
  • Review, refine and drive the employee appraisals, ensuring employees receive regular feedback and have opportunities for progression.
  • Manage complex employee relations or people issues as a member of the joint consultation and negotiation committee. Provide professional HR expertise and advice to ensure risk is assessed and judgement is applied, and informed decisions are made.
  • Conduct training needs analysis to develop an L&D budget and plan to support business growth and set the people up to succeed.
  • Deputise for the Director of Operations as required

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload whilst acting with diplomacy and tact and who believes in our vision of a world without motor neuron disease, then we would love to hear from you.

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Welfare Rights Advisor

  • Full time
  • £31,000
  • Home based and central Glasgow office as required
  • Closing 4th October 2022

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. The Welfare Rights Advisors role is to ensure provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by motor neuron disease.

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and we now have a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. The Welfare Rights Advisor’s role is to ensure provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND.

Reporting to the organisation’s lead on Welfare Rights, our Financial Support Lead, you will ensure that people with MND and their families access the benefits to which they’re entitled. Ensuring provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND. You will work with people affected by MND to identify their entitlements, based on their individual circumstances, and submit appropriate applications. Liaising with public bodies, as required, assisting clients in navigating often complex application processes and ensuring speedy access to benefits. Reassuring people with MND that they are being supported through a difficult situation.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in welfare and benefits, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding of statutory welfare and benefits systems and processes is essential. As well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people with significant illness in society. This will enable people with MND to spend their precious time building special memories with their families, rather than worrying about their finances.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without motor neuron disease, then we would love to hear from you.

Together we will make time count.

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Top job! Head of Direct Services (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £41,814
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th April 2021

As part of the organisation’s Senior Management Team, you will manage the direct services provided by the charity, ensuring their effective development is in response to the needs of those affected by MND.

Due to maternity leave MND Scotland have a temporary vacancy for a Head of Direct Services from May 2021 until August 2022.

MND Scotland is embarking on an exciting new period of growth and development. This role will be responsible not only for management of the current support services, but also for identifying gaps in provision and actively driving innovation and development of new support services to improve the lives of those affected by motor neurone disease.

This is a key leadership role and as part of the organisation’s senior management team, you will manage the direct services team and the services they run, including advocacy, equipment loan, benefits advice and information.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. Experience of successfully managing and developing a diverse range of care and support services is essential.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will:

  • provide management and leadership to the direct services provided by MND Scotland
  • ensure the effective development of MND Scotland services in response to the identified needs of those affected by MND
  • develop and implement robust service delivery plans and systems to ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operations to include carrying out of audits and evaluation of specific projects and services.
  • contribute to the strategic management and development of MND Scotland as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)

The successful candidate will be expected to play a wider leadership role by representing MND Scotland at key meetings; Fostering collaboration to drive forward projects and initiatives in the delivery of our mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today, and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £60,000 – £70,000
  • Central Scotland with travel to Glasgow Head Office
  • Closing 17th May 2021

MND Scotland is here to support every family affected by motor neurone disease (MND) in Scotland. We provide practical, emotional, and financial support to make sure no one has to go through the devastation of MND alone.

We fight to improve quality of life for everyone living with MND and to ensure their voices are heard. We are building a movement to defeat MND and fund pioneering research which is taking us a step closer to that day.

The Role

MND Scotland is seeking an experienced Chief Executive who will spearhead the charity’s strategy as we embark on an exciting new period of growth and development.

We are looking for someone who will inspire MND Scotland’s dedicated and passionate teams, and lead our charity to reach its full potential, ensuring efforts are focused where they are most needed.

You will have the opportunity to work with an exceptional board, with a newly appointed chair who is inspirational in his outlook, and a talented Senior Management Team who strive for the absolute best for families affected by MND in Scotland.

People with MND are at the heart of everything we do, and as Chief Executive you will have the opportunity to impact real change for those living with MND right now, and bring us closer to our vision of a world without MND.

Key Responsibilities

The Chief Executive will be accountable to the Board and is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, planning, resourcing, operational performance and governance of MND Scotland; working in close conjunction with the Senior Management Team (SMT), and representing the organisation and its work externally.

  • To provide visible, inspiring and effective senior leadership, direction and oversight to MND Scotland and its staff in achieving the organisation’s vision and mission.
  • To ensure the strategic direction of the organisation is fully aligned and embedded across the organisation in order to have the greatest impact on its beneficiaries.
  • To ensure the financial security of the organisation, with a focus on increasing the number of MND Scotland’s sustainable income streams and identifying potential opportunities.
  • To lead MND Scotland’s Research strategy with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of all those affected by MND and to eradicate the disease in the future.
  • To maintain and enhance the positioning and role of MND Scotland with the aim of improving the lives of all those affected by MND in Scotland.
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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,179
  • Flexible with occasional travel (HQ in Glasgow)
  • Closing 3rd September 2021

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate Communications Officer to join our small but dynamic team, to support us during a year of growth and development.

This is an exciting time to be part of MND Scotland’s communications team as we are embarking on several large-scale projects over the coming year and need someone who can hit the ground running to deliver clear and impactful communications to a range of audiences.

Reporting to our Communications Manager and working closely with our other Communications Officer, you will support teams across the charity to deliver engaging content for various channels including social media, website, printed resources and press.

We’re particularly looking for someone who is skilled in developing and growing social media channels, and who has a flair and passion for storytelling.

People affected by MND have unique experiences and stories to tell and we need someone who can sensitively and compassionately share these stories to create the biggest impact for our cause.

If you are someone who can inspire and motivate people to join our movement to end MND, and also communicate with empathy and care to those families who are currently living with the disease, we would love to hear from you.

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Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Flexible
  • Closing 29th October 2021

MND Scotland’s vision is a world without MND. Until that day comes we’re on a mission to ensure everyone living with MND has our support and help every step of the way. As we emerge from the challenges of COVID-19, MND Scotland is entering an exciting new chapter. With a new Chair and Chief Executive Officer at the helm we look forward, in the coming months, to launching an ambitious new three-year strategy to both build on the achievements of the last forty years and correctly position MND Scotland into the future to ensure we deliver our mission. We’d like your help to do that.

We are recruiting five new Trustees to join our Board, including one individual to take on the role of Secretary. As a Trustee you will play an important role in setting the strategic direction of the charity whilst providing support, guidance and constructive challenge to the Board and the CEO. You will also act as an ambassador for MND Scotland and help us ensure that everyone right across the country knows of the work we do and how we can help them if they need us.

Becoming one of our Trustees is not something to be undertaken lightly. It takes commitment, passion and dedication. You may be pushed out of your comfort zone on occasion or indeed frequently. If that makes you uncomfortable then you’re probably not who we are looking for. If however, you are looking to help make a real difference to people’s lives and to grow both personally and professionally then we’d be really keen to hear from you, particularly if you have a background in any of the following areas:

  • Stakeholder Engagement - with particular experience in the areas of political influencing and/or the creation of sustainable partnerships.
  • Marketing and Communications - with experience in strategy development, campaign delivery, digital innovation and brand management.
  • Fundraising - with sound experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels, and experience of all significant fundraising disciplines.
  • Legal - with broad legal experience, ideally with expertise of charity law in practice.
  • Human Resources - with particular experience of developing a strategic and visionary HR framework.

Previous Board experience would be great but it’s not essential. You don’t have to have a personal link to MND. Nor do you have to have a charity background. What is much more important is your passion, ability to think strategically and your desire to get involved and make a difference. It’s also important that you know MND Scotland has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion.

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Board Secretary & Executive Assistant

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £32,000
  • Mix of flexible working: base at Headquarters, Glasgow and temporary home working
  • Closing 13th December 2021

We’re looking for a proactive and versatile Board Secretary & Executive Assistant to provide support to our CEO and Board of Trustees.

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and this is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

Reporting to our CEO, you will manage a variety of secretarial duties that will help to provide essential support during a time of exponential growth.

We’re looking for someone with experience in a similar role, who has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of contacts such as the Board of Trustees, senior managers, key supporters, MSPs, and other partners.

People affected by MND are at the heart of all that we do and as part of our dedicated team, you will help to further the hugely important and rewarding work that MND Scotland does.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neurone Disease, then we would love to hear from you.

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Equipment Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th February 2022

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and we now have a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

We’re looking for a compassionate and empathetic Equipment Co-ordinator (Part-time, 20 hours job-share) to join our Direct services department.

Reporting to our Head of Direct Services, you will contribute to a range of aspects of service delivery, planning and service development, along with various administrative tasks

People affected by MND are at the heart of all that we do and as part of the MND Scotland team, you will help to provide life-enhancing support directly to those affected by MND. We are looking for someone who has experience of successfully building and managing relationships with external suppliers, agencies and third parties, who has excellent IT and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise an often-varied workload to ensure the best service is delivered to the people that MND Scotland supports.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neurone Disease, then we would love to hear from you.

For further details please visit our website below.

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Top job! Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £55,000
  • Glasgow/Hybrid working
  • Closing 4th March 2022

Our vision is a world without MND. Until that day comes, we’re here to help families in Scotland get the support they need, to make living with MND easier.

During the charity’s 40th anniversary year, it is a time to reflect on our experience in making a fundamental difference to people living with MND in Scotland; and a time to build for the future, ensuring we continue to offer relevant, accessible, and cohesive support whilst building robust and sustainable growth.

As Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Fundraising, your role is to provide strategic vision and leadership to the direction and development of MND Scotland’s stakeholder engagement and fundraising activities.

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core, so you will ensure that we engage, involve, and represent people affected by MND consistently and appropriately whilst also developing mutually beneficial partnerships and supporter relationships. In addition, your focus will be to influence key decision makers to ensure the highest quality of life, and dignity in death, for people with MND.

You will lead, develop, and proactively set the agenda for the organisation’s external engagement activities via ambitious media and campaign plans. You will also take responsibility for the long-term growth and sustainability of income generation at MND Scotland, embracing innovation and accelerating income growth across a diverse range of income streams.

Being an inspiring and innovative leader, you will encourage a strong fundraising culture across the organisation. You will also be responsible for ensuring robust and healthy stakeholder engagement in order for us to fulfil our charitable objectives.

As a member of the Executive Leadership team (ELT) you will work strategically and collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to support the development and implementation of our strategic and business planning processes. This role is about shaping, embedding, and delivering organisational strategy across the charity, and identifying opportunities to positively impact all of our beneficiaries. By significantly increasing the number of people we engage with and the income we raise, you will be a driving force behind the growth of the charity. As a result, you are likely to have a strong passion and commitment to help improve the lives of people affected by MND across Scotland.

If you have the skills, experience, and passion to help us shape the MND Scotland of the future, now really is the time to join us.

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Top job! Director of Support Development

  • Full time
  • £55,000
  • Glasgow/Hybrid working
  • Closing 4th March 2022

Our vision is a world without MND. Until that day comes, we’re here to help families in Scotland get the support they need, to make living with MND easier.

During the charity’s 40th anniversary year, it is a time to reflect on our experience in making a fundamental difference to people living with MND in Scotland; and a time to build for the future, ensuring we continue to offer relevant, accessible, and cohesive support whilst building robust and sustainable growth.

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. Your role is to provide strategic vision and leadership to the direction and development of MND Scotland’s support services. By doing so you will ensure they remain relevant, accessible, and equitable and that their focus is always on positive outcomes for people affected by MND. Everyone we support is an individual and your role will be to ensure our services are designed to support that.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), you will work strategically and collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to support the development and implementation of our strategic and business planning processes. This role is about shaping, embedding, and delivering organisational strategy across the charity and identifying opportunities to positively impact all of our beneficiaries. As a result, you will also have a strong passion and commitment to help improve the lives of people living with MND across Scotland.

If you have the skills, experience, and passion to help us shape the MND Scotland of the future, now really is the time to join us.

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Practical Support Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,215 – £38,152
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th May 2022

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and we now have a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

We’re looking for a compassionate and empathetic Practical Support Lead to join our Support Development Directorate

Reporting to the Director of Support Development, you will contribute to a range of aspects of service delivery, planning and service development.

People affected by MND are at the heart of all that we do and as part of MND Scotland, you will lead a team providing life-enhancing information, emotional support and Advocacy directly to those affected by MND. We are looking for someone who has direct experience of delivering a similar service to people with life-limiting conditions and their families, coupled with management expertise and experience to ensure the best service is delivered to the people that MND Scotland supports. You may have gained this experience in the voluntary, public or private sectors and in a professional or voluntary capacity.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neuron Disease, then we would love to hear from you. Together we will make time count.

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Wellbeing Support Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,215 – £38,152
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th May 2022

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and we now have a fantastic opportunity for you to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

We’re looking for a compassionate and empathetic Wellbeing Support Lead to join our Support Development Directorate.

Reporting to the Director of Support Development, you will contribute to a range of aspects of service delivery, planning and service development.

People affected by MND are at the heart of all that we do and as part of the MND Scotland team, you will lead on the provision of life-enhancing Wellbeing Support directly to those affected by MND.

We are looking for someone who is a qualified Counsellor and has experience of facilitating groups for people with life-limiting conditions, their carers and family members to lead and further develop our Wellbeing Services. These currently consist of Counselling, Complementary Therapies, Physiotherapy and an on-line Peer Support Group. The services are delivered by a team of self-employed Counsellors, Complementary Therapists and Physiotherapists. As we re-open our face to face services you will personally facilitate some groups, and will support local Support Co-ordinators to facilitate others. It is therefore important that you have management expertise and experience, which you may have gained in the voluntary, public or private sectors and in a professional or voluntary capacity.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neuron Disease, then we would love to hear from you. Together we will make time count.

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Financial Support Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,215 – £38,152
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th May 2022

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and we now have a fantastic opportunity for you to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

We’re looking for a compassionate and empathetic Financial Support Lead to join our Support Development Directorate.

Reporting to the Director of Support Development, you will contribute to and lead on a range of aspects of service delivery, planning and service development.

People affected by MND are at the heart of all that we do and as part of MND Scotland you will work directly with people affected by MND to ensure they access the benefits and other financial supports to which they are entitled. You will also lead our small team of Welfare and Benefits Officers to provide this life-enhancing support.

We are looking for someone who has experience of providing Welfare, Benefits and Income Maximisation advice to people with life-limiting conditions, coupled with management expertise and experience to ensure the best service is delivered to the people that MND Scotland supports. You may have gained this experience in the voluntary, public or private sectors and in a professional or voluntary capacity

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neuron Disease, then we would love to hear from you. Together we will make time count

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Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £31,000
  • Home based 1 x Glasgow, 1 x Edinburgh and attendance at our Glasgow office as required
  • Closing 19th July 2022

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. The Advocacy Worker’s role is person centred, issue based, and supports people living with MND, their carers, and families to have their voices heard and rights upheld.

We’re now looking for two compassionate and empathetic Advocacy Workers to join our Support Development Directorate. Reporting to the Practical Support Lead, you will ensure that people with MND and their families understand their rights and are involved as far as possible in all decisions which affect them.

You will engage with internal and external stakeholders and allow people with MND, their carers, and family members to better manage the impact of the condition on their everyday lives, overcome barriers, and ensure that services are delivered when they need them. This will enable them to spend their precious time building special memories with their families, rather than battling for the support they need.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without Motor Neuron Disease, then we would love to hear from you. Together we will make time count.

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Office Administration Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Primarily Office Based (central Glasgow)
  • Closing 29th July 2022

MND Scotland is in a period of rapid growth and change. Having just celebrated our 40th anniversary, with a new CEO and Executive Leadership Team in place and an ambitious 3-year strategy which launched in June, this is an incredibly exciting time to join us.

Reporting to the Director of Operations you will work closely to provide and be responsible for all areas of general administration carried out across the organisation. In addition, this role will act as Health & Safety Officer for the organisation.

This role is about delivering organisational excellence across the charity and identifying opportunities to positively impact all our beneficiaries. As a result, you are likely to have a strong passion and commitment to helping improve the lives of people affected by MND across Scotland.

With proven experience working in an office lead or managerial role, you will be a highly motivated team player, with outstanding interpersonal skills and extensive experience of developing organisation-wide processes based on a clear understanding of the needs of service users.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload whilst acting with diplomacy and tact and who believes in our vision of a world without motor neuron disease, then we would love to hear from you. Together we will make time count.

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