MND Scotland
MND Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC002662

Organisation: MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding research into finding a cure.  In 2015, we were the proud winners of the Scottish Charity of the Year Award.

About MND: MND is a rapidly progressing terminal neurological illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This causes muscle weakness and wasting.

  • Symptoms may include losing the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
  • Average life expectancy is just 14 months after diagnosis.
  • There are over 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND.
  • On average over 160 new cases of MND are diagnosed each year.

Current vacancies

Advocacy Worker (North)

  • Full time
  • £23,434 – £28,643
  • Home based - North of Scotland
  • Closing 8th February 2019

As part of the organisation’s Advocacy Service, you will be responsible for delivering an independent advocacy service to people affected by MND by empowering them to express their views, wishes and choices.

MND Scotland is looking for someone to advocate on behalf of people affected by Motor Neurone Disease, ensuring that they are able to remain as involved as possible in all decisions that affect their lives. This role covers a large geographic area and will involve travel throughout the north of Scotland, however, the largest concentration of clients is in the Aberdeenshire area.

This is a key role within the advocacy team. You will work with clients with MND to empower them to represent themselves, when possible and desired, and to speak up on their behalf. Liaising with public bodies and voluntary groups, as required, to resolve problems, ensure access to the social care and related support they need, and reassure people with MND that they are being supported through a difficult situation.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding and commitment to the principles of empowerment, equality and inclusion is essential. As well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people with significant illness in society.

Reporting to the Head of Direct Services, you will:

  • Work with people affected by MND in line with the principles and aims of the organisation.
  • Empower and involve people affected by MND as much as possible in decisions that affect them.
  • Manage your workload efficiently and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.
  • Assist colleagues in other teams to develop the support they, and the organisation, gives to people affected by MND.
  • Promote and raise awareness of the organisation and its services.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation’s 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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Equipment Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,434 pro-rata
  • MND Scotland HQ, Glasgow
  • Closing 12th October 2018

As Equipment Coordinator, you will be responsible for the administration and management of all aspects of MND Scotland’s equipment loan service, ensuring that those with Motor Neurone Disease receive the appropriate equipment at the right time.

MND Scotland is looking for an experienced administrator to coordinate its equipment loan service.

This is a key role within the Direct Services team. You will liaise between the MND Clinical Specialist Team, people with MND, volunteers, transportation companies, and other related agencies, to ensure an effective and efficient loan service. Helping to improve the quality of life for people with MND across Scotland.

You will be a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and administrative skills, who enjoys new challenges.

Reporting to the Head of Direct Services, you will:

• develop and maintain an effective stock control, inventory and management system.

• coordinate the maintenance, servicing and cleaning of all specialised equipment.

• Coordinate the delivery and uplift of equipment to and from people with Motor Neurone Disease.

• manage your workload efficiently and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.

• maintain thorough records of loans and as requested to produce quarterly reports.

• Promote and raise awareness of the organisation and its services.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation’s 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! Head of Direct Services (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £34,943
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

Due to maternity leave MND Scotland have a temporary vacancy for a Head of Direct Services from January to November 2019. This role is responsible for management of their current care services for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease as well as leading on the development of new support services to improve the lives of those affected by the 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 counselling, equipment loan, complementary therapy 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 are in response to the identified needs of those affected by MND and the development of the organisation

· 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 and 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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