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of everyone affected by epilepsy

 

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Fundraising Support Officer (part-time, fixed-term until March 2019)

  • Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY
  • Salary: £20,343.96 pro rata, plus benefits 
    £11,763.60 - 20 hours a week, over 5 days

A great opportunity to be part of a growing fundraising department for a national charity.

Epilepsy Action is looking for a motivated and organised colleague to be part of our successful fundraising team. You will work across the department, providing administrative support and maintaining efficient systems in fundraising areas including events, direct marketing, supporter care and trading.

This role will allow you to develop your knowledge of fundraising and your skills in administration and promotion. To fill this role, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience of administration, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining effective relationships
  • The ability to organise a diverse workload and work effectively to tight deadlines
  • The energy and enthusiasm to be part of a successful and friendly fundraising team
  • GCSE level grade C or equivalent in mathematics and English language, or experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and ability

In return we will offer you great flexible working conditions and a commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities.

Download job description and person specification

For an application pack please download, email recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk or contact our recruitment line on 0113 210 8830 

CVs will not be accepted.

  • Closing date: Sunday 24 June 2018
  • Interviews: Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018
  • Job reference: FSO0618

Content Development Officer Online Learning (34.5 hours a week 12 month contract)

  • Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY
  • Salary: £23,842, plus benefits

A Leeds-based content development role working for a national charity. You will develop digital learning resources for a range of audiences, including young people with epilepsy and parents.

You will use Articulate Storyline and other authoring tools to create engaging interactive resources and learning objects. These will be hosted on our online learning platform and promoted to young people, parents and others across the UK to improve their knowledge, skills, confidence and wellbeing.

The role will involve work with subject matter experts, including nurses and clinicians; and user-involvement activities with young people and parents.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning, innovative team to create social value and promote good practice.

The role would suit someone who enjoys creative thinking, and understands using design processes to identify user needs and solve real-life problems. You will have experience of using digital authoring tools, and great communication and project management skills.

In return we will offer you great flexible working conditions and a commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities.

Download job description and person specification

For an application pack please download, email recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk or contact our recruitment line on 0113 210 8830 

CVs will not be accepted.

  • Closing date: Thursday 12 July 2018
  • Interviews: Monday 23 July 2018
  • Job reference: CDO0618

Advice and Information Officer (Helpline)

1x24 hours a week post - £16,623 

Epilepsy Action is a national charity that exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Action Helpline gives people with epilepsy the support they need to live better with epilepsy. We also help families of people with epilepsy and people who work with or care for people with epilepsy This is an exciting time for the helpline, as we extend our opening hours to provide more support to more people.

Your role will be to provide advice and information by phone, email and social media. You should have experience of helping people to make choices and take appropriate action, often when facing difficulties. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will need to be able to find, understand and disseminate complex information. You will feel confident working on your own initiative as well as being part of a busy team. You will function well under pressure and be able to prioritise your work.

In return we will offer you great flexible working conditions, a range of employee benefits including a contributory pension plan, which is available to you from the day you start and a commitment to develop your skills and provide necessary training.

This post will require you to work two evening a week to 8.00 pm (Mondays and Wednesday) and two Saturday’s in four (10.00 am-4.00 pm). You must be able to answer confidential calls from home and to work in our Yeadon-based offices on Fridays.

Download job description and person specification

For an application pack please download, email recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk or contact our recruitment line on 0113 210 8830 

Closing date: 15 July 2018
Interviews: 27 July 2018
Job reference: AIO 0618


Looking to volunteer?

Most of our paid jobs are at our head office in Leeds.  But we do have a wide range of volunteer roles across the UK if you're looking to give some time to support people with epilepsy.


Application forms

Please send electronic applications to recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk and printed applications to Recruitment, Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY

Epilepsy Action is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the training and development of its staff.

Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

Event Date: 
Wednesday 15 February 2017 - 15:09

Comments: read the 2 comments or add yours

Comments

I am an epilepsy sufferer and am struggling to get a job let alone pass a medical. Soon as I say I am epileptic I end up losing my job but they will never give me a reason.

Any advice in helping epileptics get jobs? I live in London and still out of work.

Submitted by Louise Elizabet... on

Hello Louise

I can hear that finding work has been challenging for you.

You may find it helpful to explore our work booklet. This tells you more about your rights in the workplace and includes information about looking for work.

It also includes information about telling people in the workplace about your epilepsy. In general, whether you need to tell an employer about your epilepsy depends on things such as the type of role you work in, how well controlled your seizures are and whether you would need any reasonable adjustments to be made.

Some people tell us it has been helpful to them to work with an employment service. These offer support to people with a disability to find employment. Maybe you could take a look to see if there is one in your area who would be able to support you to find the right role for you.

I wish you all the best in your search.

Karen

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on

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