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

Policy and Research Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,906
  • Home based
  • Closing 25th January 2021

MND Scotland has successfully campaigned and influenced policy on a range of issues that impact on people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). We are looking to expand our small, award winning Policy and Campaigns team with an experienced policy and research professional, who is passionate about creating lasting change for people affected by the illness.

You will enhance and grow the evidence base that informs our work as well as identifying, researching and developing policy positions on key issues. You will work closely with people affected by MND, our Direct Services team, and wider stakeholders. You will also contribute to the wider policy, public affairs and campaigns work of the team.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,544
  • MND Scotland HQ, Glasgow
  • Closing 29th January 2021

As Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting MND Scotland’s Office Administrator in ensuring that those living with Motor Neurone Disease receive the appropriate support at the right time.

MND Scotland is looking for an experienced administrator to provide admin support and services and to co-ordinate and administer MND Scotland’s Grant Service.

This is a key role within the Administration team. You will have direct contact with people living with MND and their families and carers, MND Scotland’s Welfare & Benefits and Advocacy Teams, MND Care Team and MND Scotland’s Finance Team to help improve the quality of life for people living with MND across Scotland.

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

Reporting to the Office Administrator, you will:

  • Grant service coordination and administration.
  • Assist in all areas of general administration carried out within the organisation.
  • Undertake general clerical work as required e.g. filing, record keeping, retrieval of information, photocopying and processing of mail.
  • Deal with general telephone enquiries, take accurate messages and provide cover for the office administrator as and when required.
  • Assist with financial processing when required.
  • Open, log and distribute incoming mail and process outgoing mail.
  • Take notes at meetings as and when required.
  • Undertake relief duties in the absence of other admin staff.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required to ensure the efficient running of the organisation.

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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Welfare and Benefits Officer - North

  • Part time
  • £29,703 pro-rata
  • Flexible, home working possible (Min 2 days per month at MND HQ in Glasgow)
  • Closing 7th February 2020

As part of the organisation’s Benefits Advice Service, you will be responsible for assessing the individual entitlements of people affected by MND in the North of Scotland, and helping them to maximise the financial support available to them.

MND Scotland is looking for someone to support people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to 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.

This is a key role within the Benefits Advice Service. 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 post supports families affected by MND in the local authorities of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Orkney, Stirling and Shetland.

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.

· Liaise with 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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This vacancy has now closed

Welfare and Benefits Officer - North

  • Part time
  • £29,703 pro-rata
  • Flexible, home working possible (Min 2 days per month at MND HQ in Glasgow)
  • Closing 7th February 2020

As part of the organisation’s Benefits Advice Service, you will be responsible for assessing the individual entitlements of people affected by MND in the North of Scotland, and helping them to maximise the financial support available to them.

MND Scotland is looking for someone to support people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to 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.

This is a key role within the Benefits Advice Service. 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 post supports families affected by MND in the local authorities of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Orkney, Stirling and Shetland.

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.

· Liaise with 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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This vacancy has now closed

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th February 2020

MND Scotland is leading the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and we are looking for skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees.

MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided

MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by MND, as well as powering cutting-edge research to find a cure.

Trustees are responsible for setting our strategic direction and making sure the organisation meets its objectives.

We encourage anyone with an interest in MND to apply, however we would particularly welcome people who have skills in any of the following areas: digital innovation and services, finance and accounts, fundraising and income generation, and HR and legal.

What you will bring:

· Proven ability to work constructively with a team

· Experience working with vulnerable people

· Excellent communications skills

· Excellent organisational skills

· Knowledge of ‘good working practice’ and procedures, preferably in healthcare and/or the charity sector

· Commitment to the aims, objectives and procedures of the organisation and to staff, volunteers and service users

· Understanding of issues affecting people with MND

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Counselling Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,741 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th March 2020

As part of the organisation’s dynamic Direct Services team, you will be responsible for coordinating the Counselling Service and developing bereavement support for people affected by MND and their families.

MND Scotland is looking for someone to coordinate the provision of counselling, listening and bereavement services for people with MND and their loved ones. Helping them develop increased emotional resilience in the face of difficult circumstances.

You will assess the clients’ needs and match them with the most appropriate support pathway. Over time you will contribute to, or lead, development of the service as needed and in line with regulation and good practice, including development of further Listening and Bereavement services.

You will be a highly motivated individual, with at least 3 years’ experience of counselling, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding of good customer service and the importance of maintaining high standards of work at all times 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:

  • Directly manage the Counselling service.
  • Maintain sufficient numbers of Counsellors to provide services by telephone, on line or in person to all appropriate applicants, through ongoing recruitment and retention.
  • Provide non Counselling training for Counsellors in relation to their role, and to MND.
  • Assess all applicants for suitability for Counselling, and for Counsellor/client match, or for signposting to external services when the referral is inappropriate for counselling.

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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Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,179
  • Home based
  • Closing 4th January 2021

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.

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 also work closely with our Policy and Campaigns team to identify key issue trends across different geographic regions. This will aid our efforts to influence policy that will improve statutory systems for people living with MND and their families.

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.

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