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Parkinson’s Active Project Support Officer

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

  • Advertised from 21st January 2020
  • 35 hours per week (can be considered for jobshare)


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

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date: 03/02/2020

Interviews will be held on 13 February 2020 in Edinburgh.

Parkinson's UK promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. For more information on our benefits, please click here

Candidates must live within Scotland and although role is home based significant travel in Scotland is expected as part of delivering the role.

Please note: This role will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you don't have a current DBS check, you will be required to apply for one; refusal to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn. The successful candidate will also be required to provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb.