Spinal Injuries Scotland have listened to our membership and with the support of the National Lottery, we are excited
to announce that we will be expanding our services in the Dumfries and Galloway area for Peer Support. Our Peer
Support Program is based on the recognition that there is no better person to support someone with a Spinal Cord
Injury (SCI) and their friends and families than someone who has been down a similar path.
We are looking for someone who is willing to take the lead and attend our NHS Clinics in Dumfries & Galloway and
arrange ’Coffee meet-ups’ to bring people with a SCI together. The post will require 20 hours a week dedicated
to the job.
The successful applicant will need to be able to pass a PVG check and comply with data protection and our privacy
policy. It is essential that the person has access to transport. Training will be provided.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend the NHS spinal injuries unit or the outreach clinic.
- Organise coffee meet ups and workshops for
our members. Travel in and about Dumfries/Borders and bring the spinal community together.
people of the benefits of Spinal Injuries Scotland membership and signing up new members.
- Facilitate and
support information sharing.
- Provide insight into the process of recovery through sharing of experience
in a positive way.
- Interact positively and empathically with patients and /or family members.
willing to share personal experiences with people with a spinal injury in a professional manner.
sound local knowledge that supports people living with a spinal injury.
- Build strong, supportive
relationships with our service users & members.
Volunteer coordination / support
- Recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers in line with Spinal Injuries Scotland’s volunteering
- Co-ordinate and deliver volunteer celebration events throughout the year.
exit interviews when the volunteer leaves the Charity.
- Support volunteers and group members with any
safeguarding concerns in line with Spinal Injuries Scotland’s policies.
- Involvement with volunteer
events internally and externally.
Service and Organisation
- Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Spinal Injuries Scotland policy.
- Liaise with other Spinal
Injuries Scotland staff as required.
- Collate data from all enquiries at the office and at clinics, the
Spinal Units and Exhibitions.
- Be able to use Microsoft Packages – Word and Excel.
- Be involved
with wider organization activities.
- Promote the values and ethos of Spinal Injuries
- Work within the framework of Spinal Injuries Scotland’s policies and procedures.
with other organisations to benefit our members.
- Attend training and development workshops for personal
- Awareness of own personal needs.
- Have a Spinal Cord Injury or Condition or have experience of caring for someone with a Spinal Cord
- Have an understanding of issues and concerns for people with a Spinal Cord Injury or
- Have local knowledge of disabled access.
- To live in the surrounding Dumfries &
- Have your own transport.
- Be non-judgemental and able to respect individual’s
cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
- Able to devote the necessary time and effort
- Have the ability to offer or obtain relevant information, both local and national, for members
and their families.
- Be friendly, approachable and sensitive.
- Be able to act as a role model to
people with a spinal injury
What we offer:
- Contributory pension scheme
- Travel expenses
- Relevant training and development
- The opportunity to make a real difference
Please email a CV with a covering letter saying why you would be a fit for the role to