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.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
About the role
Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic people-powered charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s and finding better treatments and a cure. As part of our 2020-24 strategy we are establishing a new Scotland Advisory Group to guide the charity’s work in Scotland.
The Group, chaired by our Scotland Trustee, will provide a strategic means by which supporters, people affected by Parkinson’s and professionals can advise the Scotland Director and team. They will advise on the mission, vision, objectives and values to accelerate beneficial outcomes for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends across Scotland and produce an annual report for our Board of Trustees.
As a Group Advisory Member you will be an ambassador for people with Parkinson’s in Scotland and Parkinson’s UK.
What you’ll bring
Parkinson’s Scotland is looking for people to come forward to sit on the Advisory Group and use their collective knowledge and expertise to build relationships, form partnerships and broaden support from individuals and other organisations within Scotland.
To provide the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience within this new group, we would welcome applications from candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
● Living with Parkinson’s
● Professional clinical care
● Commercial/business acumen
● Knowledge of the Scotland political landscape/political experience
● Marketing / media / PR / lobbying skills
● NHS / social services / public sector experience
● Third sector experience
● Related Research
● Professional and organisational development
We’re moving fast now to bring forward the day when no-one fears Parkinson's' and you would be part of shaping this for the Parkinson’s community in Scotland. What could be a better reward than that? Our work is that important - we hope you feel the same!
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Through our work we provide community development support to enable Age Scotland older people’s member groups to get started, grow and sustain their activities and services.
To enable us to continue to deliver and widen a programme of community development support including national and regional networking, training and engagement opportunities for Age Scotland older people’s member groups, we are expanding our existing and much valued Community Services Division, by placing a National Community Development Officer in each of the local authority areas listed in the Job Description.
This is a wonderful opportunity for those with experience of working with community groups and partner organisations in a community development setting and an understanding of the voluntary/community, statutory and private sectors in relation to the provision of services to older people.
The post is home based with frequent travelling and occasional overnight stays. It is essential that you are resident in the main local authority area of responsibility.
If you have the skills, experience, ambition and understanding of the benefits of community partnership required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.
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Feed the Minds (feedtheminds.org) is an ambitious international development organisation. We are looking for a talented Regional Co-ordinator in Scotland. Our project portfolio consists of a variety of high–quality, innovative projects based in approximately 10 countries in the Global South promoting economic empowerment, health and citizenship through education. We work in some of the poorest countries with the most marginalised individuals. Our funding comes from a wide variety of sources; individual supporters, networks and church groups as well as trusts and statutory funders. We have recently started several initiatives with supporters in Scotland such as “Charity of the year” partnerships
Your responsibility will be to co-ordinate our contacts with community groups, such as schools, churches and women’s networks across Scotland; maintaining and developing relationships and creating opportunities to raise funds. The right person will be committed to our aims, a strong networker, enjoy giving talks and presentations and able to motivate volunteers working alongside you. We expect you to have previous solid experience of fundraising and public speaking or teaching.
We are keen to find the right person for this role and would therefore be happy to discuss flexible working over 3-4 days a week including options such as term-time only. The role is home based, with occasional evening and weekend work. You must be prepared to travel to different parts of Scotland and occasionally to London. Location in Scotland is ideally Glasgow or Edinburgh or another location with excellent communication and transport links.
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A job description and person specification is available for download below.
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The SSC is over 100 years old and focuses on helping young people thrive in a fun, supportive, safe environment. We pride ourselves on our youth work, helping young people develop their own skills and teaching them the value of personal development!
We are a fun and a social team, a compassionate person would fit in really well within the charity.