Parkinson's UK
£30,141 per year, pro rata for part time
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

35 hours - South covering Essex
32 hours - Central covering Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham
32 hours - North West covering Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and Salford
32 hours - South West covering Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset

This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK; we want to reach as many people as possible so we can improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. We are looking for people to join our network, make genuine connections, and be part of a larger team that works together to support the Parkinson’s community.

We have four roles available for various areas spread around the country.

About the role - Parkinson’s Adviser (locally based)
As part of our Adviser service you will manage a caseload of clients. You’ll deliver tailored information and support through a range of channels including telephone, video and email, and where appropriate home visits and in community settings, empowering your clients to take actions for themselves or advocating on their behalf for better service, support and outcomes, so they can live their life with Parkinson's in the way they choose, You will also be responsible for building excellent relationships with healthcare professionals and other relevant agencies, as well as our network of volunteers and branches.

What you’ll bring
You’ll bring experience of providing information and support by phone, in writing, digitally and face to face, all while using active listening and questioning. You’ll build effective working relationships with others including multi-disciplinary teams internally and externally, demonstrating an understanding of safeguarding and your role in keeping clients safe and implementing organisational policies and procedures. You’ll demonstrate the ability to manage and deliver individual case work, including advocating for clients and supporting people to navigate the health and social care system.

This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK and we would love you to join us!

Candidates must live within the area specified in order to carry out the Parkinson’s Adviser roles.

Please apply by sending us your CV, together with supporting statements through the specific vacancy on the Parkinson’s UK website. The supporting statement should fully demonstrate how you meet all the criteria as stated in the "What you'll bring" section of the role description.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to:
● live in the area specified and be able to travel when needed within the area and occasionally further afield 
● provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb
● have a confidential space in which to work
● provide occasional cover on Saturdays and/or Bank holidays

This role will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You’ll be required to apply for one; refusal to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.

Posted on: 27 May 2022
Closed date: 19 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Work