Date Added: 6 April 2021
: 18 April 2021
Job Title: Local Campaigns Officer
Working For: Parkinson's UK
Location: North of England
Salary: £15,500 per year (actual)
Length of Contract: Permanent
17.5 hours per week
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.
Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
We are working towards bringing forward the day that no-one fears Parkinson’s, and our pace and determination is stronger than ever. Join us!
About the role
You'll lead and coordinate our local campaigning work across the North of England. Your work will help the charity improve the lives of people in local communities affected by Parkinson’s.
You'll listen to the needs of our local communities and work with colleagues in our wider directorate to do focussed political campaigning work and advocacy. Through your campaigns you will ensure that the voices of people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers are heard.
What you'll do
● Be a first point of contact for supporters and campaigners who want to improve services in their local communities.
● Provide expert advice and support to colleagues and campaigners on how best to challenge and influence decision makers.
● Build close working relationships with our field staff and our local networks.
● Recruit and manage a sustainable network of local campaign volunteers.
● Use our national campaign priorities to deliver related local campaign activity.
What you'll bring
● Experience of campaigning and an understanding of the basic tools and techniques used in campaigning.
● Experience of working with volunteers and services users including how best to support them to achieve their campaigning goals.
● Experience in organising events.
● Ability to network and build supportive relationships with volunteers, MPs and health bodies.
● Experience of delivering training to volunteers and staff.
● Ability to work flexibly, sometimes evenings or weekends.
This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK and we would love you to join us!
The successful candidate will also be required to provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb.
Closing Date: 18 April 2021
Interviews will be held on 07 May.
Please visit our website via the following link for more information and to apply.
Please note: supporting statements must fully demonstrate how you meet all the essential criteria of the role ("What you'll bring").