Charity registered in Scotland SC030677
Epilepsy Connections provides information, education and support services for people living with epilepsy in the Greater Glasgow and Forth Valley areas.
Epilepsy Connections wants everyone with epilepsy to have the support, resilience and respect they need to live life to the full.
Every year our Epilepsy Fieldwork Team supports hundreds of people to learn more about their epilepsy and how to manage it, and to live safely and well with what can be a challenging condition. The team works in a person-centred way to support people to identify their epilepsy information and support needs and to develop their self-management skills.
We need an enthusiastic, experienced self-starter to join our Greater Glasgow & Clyde Fieldwork Team. You will work in an advisory capacity with adults and children with epilepsy, including people who have difficult-to-control epilepsy and those who have additional long term and/or disabling conditions, and people who are socially isolated as a result of epilepsy. This busy, varied and rewarding role also involves providing information and support to families and carers, employers, and health, social care and housing providers.
Applicants must have experience of providing information and support in a health or other welfare setting, understanding of the impact of living with a long term condition, and excellent people skills. Knowledge of epilepsy would be an advantage but we provide full training.
To help us maintain and develop our reach to all sections of the community we serve, we particularly welcome applications from speakers of Urdu and Punjabi who meet the essential criteria for the post.
Epilepsy Connections is the leading provider of epilepsy information, face to face support and education services cross the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire & Arran areas.
Epilepsy Connections was founded in April 2000 by a small group of enthusiastic and likeminded people who saw the need for an organisation committed to supporting people with epilepsy and their families and carers, and to raising awareness about epilepsy and its impact. Our purpose is to help people affected by epilepsy to develop resilience and independence so that they can take charge of their condition and live their lives fully.
Epilepsy Connections is entering an exciting period of dynamic, strategic growth and currently have vacancies for two new Board members to join our Board of Trustees. Our Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the charity, setting the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluating its progress towards key goals. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience of epilepsy and who are committed to promoting and supporting the charity’s work. Ideal candidates will be strategic thinkers who are able to listen and contribute effectively as part of a team. We welcome applications from individuals of all walks of life and experience.
What’s in it for you? – What you can expect…
By joining our board of trustees you will expand your network and professional circle, this is an ideal opportunity to enhance your career and give back in a meaningful way. Epilepsy Connections is a small but strong and established team who thrive on learning and supporting each other to achieve the organisation’s mission and goals. We offer our board members access to training both in-house and externally via ACOSVO and will cover any reasonable expenses.
What’s in it for us? – What we can expect…
This is a voluntary position. We ask for successful candidates to commit to attend 5 meetings per year, either taking place at our offices in Glasgow’s city centre or online via Zoom. We are looking to add to attract individuals with skills and experience ranging from legal, policy making, financial, marketing, IT, social media, digital and web design who will share their skills and knowledge and help develop and contribute to our organisational strategy.