Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC037554

Parkinson's UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson and you could be part of helping us achieve this.

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Top job! Scotland Group Advisory Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 31st July 2019

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

● Research

● 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!

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Regional Fundraiser - East Scotland

  • Full time
  • £32,467
  • Home-based
  • Closing 1st December 2019

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed, struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.

Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson's, young or old. Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that can turn lives upside down. It get worse over time and there's no cure. Yet.

We're close to major breakthroughs. Funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.

Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson's. Fighting for fair treatment and better services.

We are Parkinson's UK. Powered by people. Together we'll find a cure. Join us!

About the role

We are looking for a Regional Fundraiser to work across East Scotland (mainly Edinburgh, Dundee and Stirling). To be working at Parkinson’s UK at this time could well be a career high and a life event for all of us. We’re moving fast now to deliver better treatments and maybe a cure for Parkinson’s within years, not decades, and you would be part of the team dedicated to providing support and advice to thousands of individuals, groups, local businesses and event participants across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to create the funding to make this possible. What could be a better career reward than that?

What you'll do

  • Develop and deliver ambitious local fundraising plans and budgets
  • Support, network , motivate and manage a portfolio of individual supporters to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK
  • Lead on the development and delivery of a portfolio of local fundraising events
  • Develop streams of local fundraising in allocated area, including community support, local corporate activity and some major donor work

What you'll bring

  • Demonstrable experience of general fundraising principles in at least two of the following disciplines: events, community, corporate, major donor.
  • Experience of networking/people skills and volunteer management
  • Experience of setting and managing budgets to achieve agreed target and working effectively to plan and organise work to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication and listening skills and the ability to work in a modern workplace
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Parkinson's Volunteer Educator

Marketing / PR / Media

27th September 2019

Parkinson’s Volunteer Educators give presentations to residential and home care agency staff to improve their knowledge of Parkinson’s and understand how to better support people with the condition. Parkinson’s UK would like to expand its network of volunteer trainers to enab… Read more

Parkinson's Volunteer Educator

Marketing / PR / Media

27th September 2019

Parkinson’s Volunteer Educators give presentations to residential and home care agency staff to improve their knowledge of Parkinson’s and understand how to better support people with the condition. Parkinson’s UK would like to expand its network of volunteer trainers to enab… Read more

Parkinson's Volunteer Educator

Marketing / PR / Media

27th September 2019

Parkinson’s Volunteer Educators give presentations to residential and home care agency staff to improve their knowledge of Parkinson’s and understand how to better support people with the condition. Parkinson’s UK would like to expand its network of volunteer trainers to enab… Read more

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