MS Society
MS Society

Charity number 1139257

At the MS Society we put people affected by MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK. Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure, but until then, we will do all that we can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone. We have recently launched our new five year organisational strategy which is based on what people affected by MS have told us is important to them, and it gives us a clear and determined focus. We have big aspirations and we need to attract brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

Current vacancies

Self Management Programme Co-ordinator (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £29,508 – £31,433 pro-rata
  • Scotland Office, Ratho/ Home based will be considered
  • Closing 28th March 2019

At the MS Society we put people affected by MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of people affected by MS, from campaigning at Holyrood and in your local community, to funding ground-breaking research and providing information and local support.

Our people are key to our success, and we offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference. Our staff and volunteers work side by side in offices, in branches and in the community to deliver our goal of beating MS.

About this job

This is a varied role which involves planning and promoting online and local Living Well with MS sessions through to their delivery and evaluation. You will co-facilitate sessions with volunteers with lived experience of MS, both virtually and locally. You will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, highly motivated and be exceptionally organised in your approach. In addition, you will facilitate and co-ordinate new and existing online peer networks and information webinars.

You will lead on the virtual and local recruitment and training of our volunteers and provide them with ongoing support to ensure the quality of our services. Working alongside people affected by MS you will also share responsibility for developing and expanding the Living Well with MS programme that we offer. You will be responsible for designing all content, materials and resources for all new and existing services.

You will have experience of group work with people with long term conditions; have a good understanding of self management models and knowledge of working with people in a way that is person- centred and outcome focused.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity. It is essential that the post holder has a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

We offer 25 days annual leave, pro rata (excluding bank holidays), a 21 hour working week (flexible working pattern), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities. The post will be either based at our Ratho office in Edinburgh or home based.

For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Coleen Kelly, Self Management Lead, on 0131 335 4056.

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Project Co-ordinator – My MS My Way (Tayside)

  • Full time
  • £29,508
  • Home based with regular travel across Tayside
  • Closing 1st April 2019

At the MS Society we put people affected by MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of people affected by MS, from campaigning at Holyrood and in your local community, to funding ground-breaking research and providing information and local support.

Our people are key to our success, and we offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference. Our staff and volunteers work side by side in offices, in branches and in the community to deliver our goal of beating MS.

About this job

This new project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland and is delivered in partnership with the MS Therapy Centre (Tayside). The project aims, over a two year period, to support newly diagnosed people with multiple sclerosis living across Tayside; to improve their emotional wellbeing, resilience and ability to live well with MS. The service will provide support at MS clinics, a counselling service (delivered by an external organisation), self-management and information sessions and bespoke one-to-one peer support.

As the Project Coordinator you will lead the day to day operational work of the project, developing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with key partners, local organisations and relevant local professionals. Substantial experience of successfully delivering a time limited project and experience of working with a range of stakeholders and partners to deliver a project is essential.

Individuals accessing the services will be supported by you and local volunteers, for whom you will recruit, train and manage. Coproduction experience and managing volunteers to deliver local services is essential and experience of delivering virtual services and training virtually would also be useful.

You will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, highly motivated and be exceptionally organised in your approach. In addition, you will have excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Office and the use of databases.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity. It is essential that the post holder has a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

We offer 25 days annual leave, pro rata (excluding bank holidays), a 35 hour working week, with a flexible working pattern, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities. The post will be home based, however weekly travel across Tayside and to our national office in Ratho will be required.

Department – Services and Support

For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Sarah Geoghegan, on 07795342963.

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Area Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,075 – £36,476
  • Ratho Station (near Edinburgh)/ Home based
  • Closing 8th February 2019

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy fundraising team to join us as our Area Fundraiser; covering the South of Scotland. You will jointly lead (with the other area fundraiser) the growth of Community income in Scotland through supporter led activity, local groups and local corporates.

You will be responsible for delivering ambitious income targets in your area; working closely with local fundraisers, volunteers and colleagues to enhance relationships and provide excellent stewardship to all of our #MSSuperstars.

The Area Fundraiser will be experienced in raising funds, achieving targets, and working with supporters, be self-motivated and be able to juggle a varied workload. You will need to be an excellent communicator, with a confidence to facilitate group meetings, conduct corporate pitches and support our fundraisers to achieve fundraising excellence. You are key to motivating and inspiring people to help stop MS.

You will be a great team player, armed with excellent organisational, prioritisation and planning skills as well as a positive, can-do attitude.

The community and events portfolio is growing and includes running, cycling, swimming and challenges as well as an abundance of supporter led activity including head shaves, mass walks, balls and charity days.

As the Area Fundraiser for the South of Scotland, you will be responsible for stewarding and supporting the delivery of an exciting range of fundraising events and supporters in this busy role, as well as the ability to think strategically to implement future pipeline plans, control and manage budgets and expenditures as well as reporting on all activity within your area.

You will be joining us at an exciting stage of our development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, ambitious and friendly team.

For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Gemma Cowan, Community and Events Fundraising Manager (Scotland) on 0131 335 4065.

This role covers the South of Scotland (including central belt, Edinburgh and Glasgow), therefore we are looking for candidates based within this area.

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