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.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
About the role
Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic people-powered charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s and finding better treatments and a cure. As part of our 2020-24 strategy we are establishing a new Scotland Advisory Group to guide the charity’s work in Scotland.
The Group, chaired by our Scotland Trustee, will provide a strategic means by which supporters, people affected by Parkinson’s and professionals can advise the Scotland Director and team. They will advise on the mission, vision, objectives and values to accelerate beneficial outcomes for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends across Scotland and produce an annual report for our Board of Trustees.
As a Group Advisory Member you will be an ambassador for people with Parkinson’s in Scotland and Parkinson’s UK.
What you’ll bring
Parkinson’s Scotland is looking for people to come forward to sit on the Advisory Group and use their collective knowledge and expertise to build relationships, form partnerships and broaden support from individuals and other organisations within Scotland.
To provide the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience within this new group, we would welcome applications from candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
● Living with Parkinson’s
● Professional clinical care
● Commercial/business acumen
● Knowledge of the Scotland political landscape/political experience
● Marketing / media / PR / lobbying skills
● NHS / social services / public sector experience
● Third sector experience
● Related Research
● Professional and organisational development
We’re moving fast now to bring forward the day when no-one fears Parkinson's' and you would be part of shaping this for the Parkinson’s community in Scotland. What could be a better reward than that? Our work is that important - we hope you feel the same!
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