Live Loud! Project Worker
£8,282 per annum
10.5 hours per week
Fixed term 12 months
Parkinson’s UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s and you could be part of making this happen.
About the job
We are recruiting for a Live Loud! Project Worker to implement the development and delivery of the Parkinson’s UK Live Loud! programme across the Cwm Taf, ABMU and South Powys areas of South Wales.
Working closely with the South Wales Local Development team and the Parkinson’s UK Area Development Manager for South Wales, the post holder will have responsibility for ensuring Live Loud! schemes that are developed are inclusive, fully evaluated and effectively support people whose communication has been affected by Parkinson’s.
The post holder will work closely with our Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit, train and support volunteers who will be delivering this innovative communication support project within their community.
Skills and knowledge
To be successful, you will have experience of supporting volunteers and have excellent organisational, communication and time management skills.
You will be a friendly and approachable communicator who enjoys working in partnership with internal and external colleagues as a key part of the role will be to effectively promote the Live Loud! programme to aid awareness and encourage referrals to the schemes.
You will be able to work on your own initiative and have an understanding of communication issues affecting people with Parkinson’s.
Please note this is a home-based position, which will require travelling across South Wales. You will need to be able to travel around the area without reliance on public transport. If you will be driving, you need to have held your full UK driving license for a minimum of one year. The successful candidate will also be required to provide their own broadband and phone service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb to support home working.
If you have the skills and experience we require, with a passion to improve the quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further details on how to apply, please visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/jobs. Supporting statements must demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
Closing date: 22 July 2018
Interview date: 30 July 2018
Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
Parkinson’s UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from disabled persons, including those with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s UK is the operating name of the Parkinson’s disease Society of the United Kingdom. A charity registered in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).