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 Support Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,600
  • Home-based, Scotland
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's – a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. Currently there is no cure.

We’re close to major breakthroughs. Funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.

Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better servi

We are Parkinson's UK. Powered by people. Together we'll find a cure. Join us.

About the role

Are you an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who can project manage and support the development of new opportunities? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Scotland team, who are embarking on the unique opportunity to develop physical activity opportunities for people with Parkinson’s across Scotland.

Parkinsons UK in Scotland, funded by Big Lottery Scotland, are leading a ground breaking project to ensure that people across Scotland can access suitable physical activity in the community to help them to self manage their Parkinson’s. You’ll be joining a supportive team of Parkinson’s UK volunteers and staff who are passionate about delivering the best possible service for people affected by Parkinson’s.

What you'll do

Project manage and co-ordinate the Parkinson’s Active Programme in Scotland.

Identify potential delivery partners and develop agreements which ensure the sustainability of activity programmes in each geographical area of Scotland.

Ensure that people affected by Parkinson’s are integral to the development of all projects.

What you'll bring

You’ll be outcome focussed and experienced in project management, working to tight deadlines. You’ll have excellent networking skills and a proven track record of working with stakeholders will support us to build and maintain long lasting partnerships. You’ll also have experience of working with volunteers and be committed to be led by and involve people affected by Parkinson’s in all stages of project delivery. You’ll be a great communicator, be able to engage and inspire others around you to ensure the success of the project.

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

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Cathy Orr on 0344 225 9831 corr@parkinsons.org.uk

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Media and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,765 pro-rata
  • Home based - Scotland
  • Closing 12th March 2020

About the role

Are you a versatile communicator who can craft engaging copy across a range of platforms and motivate diverse audiences to take action? Can you operate strategically while taking responsibility for delivering to tight deadlines? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic and supportive Parkinson’s UK Scotland team.

You’ll be enthusiastic about driving greater understanding of Parkinson’s and support for Parkinson’s UK’s activities. You’ll play a central role in our team as we deliver our ambitious plans to improve care and support for people affected by Parkinson’s across Scotland and deliver groundbreaking research. You’ll be working collaboratively with our committed volunteers, supporters and staff in Scotland and across the UK.

What you'll do

Develop our communications strategy, implement it, and use a range of data tools to continuously evaluate our impact

Inspire our staff, volunteers and supporters in Scotland and across the UK to maximise our reach and enable us to connect with external and internal audiences

Identify, develop and produce newsworthy stories and engaging content across a range of external and internal channels

What you'll bring

The successful candidates will bring:

Proven experience in a communications role including traditional, digital and social media as well as high profile campaigns

Excellent communication skills, using the most effective style for different audiences and platforms while championing our brand and tone of voice

A commitment to putting the experiences and needs of people affected by Parkinson’s at the forefront of our communications

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 Tanith Muller on 0344 225 3726 or tmuller@parkinsons.org.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Interview will be held on Wednesday 25 March 2020 in Glasgow.

Candidates must live within Scotland. Although the role is home based, travel in Scotland is expected as part of delivering the role.

Please note: The successful candidate will also be required to provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb.

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's – a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. Currently there is no cure.

We’re close to major breakthroughs. Funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.

Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better services.

We are Parkinson's UK. Powered by people. Together we'll find a cure. Join us.

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