Parkinson's UK
Scotland, United Kingdom (Hybrid)
£60,000 to £63,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The vacancy

In this key position, you will work closely with the Scotland Advisory Group and lead a multi-disciplined team of staff and volunteers to benefit the 12,000 plus families living with Parkinson’s in Scotland, supporting the charity’s overall strategy

As an ambassador, you will represent the charity and raise the profile of our work whilst building proactive relationships with key stakeholders to influence policy and service improvement.

You will lead our work to deliver our goals in the “Better support every day” theme of our strategy.  Our objective is that ‘All people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones get the right care, support and opportunities to live as well as possible at every stage of the condition’.

Our strategy was set pre-pandemic, but all of the insight, evidence and feedback we have from the Parkinson’s community in Scotland and across the rest of the UK demonstrates to us that our priorities are focussing on the right areas, and how urgent the need is to accelerate our work and deliver increased impact for people with Parkinson’s. 

What you’ll bring

To be successful, you will be a skilled communicator and a strategic thinker able to translate ideas and concepts into projects and plans. You will have a good understanding of the political context of health and social care policy, the health service in Scotland and have an awareness of current issues surrounding disability, particularly in the field of neurological conditions.  Knowledge of relevant health and social care structures in both the statutory and voluntary sectors and experience of successfully working with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government is essential also. 

An authentic leader who empowers and enables staff and volunteers to give of their best you will be able to inspire and motivate people to support our work in Scotland and have a passion for involving people with Parkinson’s in all aspects of our work. A good understanding of local media is essential, preferably with experience as a confident spokesperson.

You must be flexible with your daily schedule and be able and willing to travel around the country without reliance on public transport and willing to travel around the UK as required for the role. If you are driving, you need to have held your full driving licence for a minimum of one year. The position will be based from your home and you must live within Scotland.

In return, we offer all the convenience of home working plus an exceptional package of benefits including flexible hours, up to 27 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme with generous employer contribution and an employee assistance programme.

Please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 6 February 2022

First interview: 14 February 2022

Assessment centre: 23/24 February 2022

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to: 

  • provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb 
  • have a confidential space in which to work

We are operating rolling recruitment for this vacancy and reviewing applications as they are received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We actively encourage people with Parkinson's to apply.

Posted on: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 06 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development