Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
£35,000 per year, pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer (Northern Ireland)

The vacancy

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.

About the role 

Every hour, two people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. In fact, it’s the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. So we urgently need new treatments, more support for people living with the condition and more funds to find a cure. In the last 50 years, we’ve invested more than £100 million in cutting-edge research to uncover the causes of Parkinson’s. We believe we’re close to finding a solution. But not close enough. That’s why we need more people like you.

Enjoying the flexibility of being home based, you’ll make all the difference for people with Parkinson’s as you influence policy development to improve health, social care, welfare and transport services across Northern Ireland. To make this happen, you will raise awareness of the condition, undertake research to gather insights, and drive forward an agreed programme of action whilst co-ordinating and responding to wide-ranging consultations.

We need someone who can hit the ground running, so you’ll require sound experience of coordinating successful campaigns and managing coalitions and alliances. Naturally, you will have a good understanding of the political structures, health and social care, transport and welfare services relevant to people in Northern Ireland, and you will be an exceptional networker and relationship builder with a deep passion for making a difference. Finally, you should have experience of recruiting, training and motivating volunteers – working together to transform the lives of the people who need us.

So tell us how you can transform the future. 

Please visit our website via the apply button for further details.

Closing date: 17 October 2021

Interviews will be held on 25 October 2021.

Please note that the the successful candidate will be required to: 

  • live in the area specified (Northern Ireland) and be able to travel when needed 
  • provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb 
  • have a confidential space in which to work
Posted on: 06 October 2021
Closed date: 17 October 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research