At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund and is delivered in partnership with the MS Therapy Centre (Tayside). The project is now moving into its second year aims to support people with multiple sclerosis living or working across Tayside; to improve their emotional wellbeing, resilience and ability to live well with MS. The service will provide support at NHS MS clinics, a counselling service, self-management support, information and a bespoke one-to-one peer support programme. We have 2 roles available: The Lead Service/Peer Support Coordinator and the Service Coordinator for Peer Support.
The Lead Service/Peer Support Coordinator will lead the development of the service and manage the day to day operational work of the project, maintaining positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals from the third sector. Substantial experience of successfully designing, developing and delivering a time limited support services is essential.
The Service Coordinator for Peer Support will lead the day to day operational work of the bespoke 1:1 Peer Support Programme. Individuals accessing the services will be supported by you and local volunteers. You will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing a cohort of volunteers. Experience of designing and delivering training to volunteers as well as managing volunteers to deliver a local services is essential.
For these roles you will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, highly motivated and be exceptionally organised in your approach. In addition, you will have excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Office and the use of databases.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity. It is essential that the post holder has a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle.
We offer 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.
In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description.
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We are committed to promoting equality and diversity. We would be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application. The form can be downloaded from here: mssociety.org.uk/equality-and-diversity-form
Closing date: 9am Friday 13 November 2020