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Supporter Engagement Officer (part time)

Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY

Salary: £25,798 pro rata. This is a 17.25 hours a week post (actual salary £12,899)

Epilepsy Action is looking for an enthusiastic and capable communicator to help us engage with our supporters and give them the best possible experience. This role will allow you to develop your communication and engagement skills in a friendly team environment. 

Responsible for developing a range of supporter communications, this role is part of the fundraising team and will involve:

  • Generating and collating content relevant to members and individual donors and sharing it through appropriate channels
  • Enabling supporters to engage with this content, sharing their own experience and learning about the experiences of others

This role is suitable for someone with previous experience of customer care or communications, ideally – but not necessarily – in a membership or fundraising team.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, both verbally and in writing.

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

A full description of our requirements is available in the job description and person specification which can be found at www.epilepsy.org.uk/supporter-engagement-officer.

To apply, please complete an application form below.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 23 April 2019

Interviews: 01 and 03 May 2019

Job Ref: SEO0419

Editor (maternity cover)

Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY

Salary: £28,040 a year plus benefits including a flex time scheme. Full time: 34.5 hours a week

Our editor is going on maternity leave and we need an enthusiastic and skilled person to ensure our three quarterly titles are delivered to the usual high standards. You will be adept at writing engaging content for a wide variety of audiences and have great instincts in sourcing stories.

Our magazine, Epilepsy Today, is highly prized by our readers as the flagship product they receive as part of their membership package. It is the epilepsy magazine, providing a strong mix of epilepsy-related news, information and personal stories. The magazine is backed by an online news service and it will utilise your journalistic skills and knowledge.

EP: Epilepsy Professional is the only epilepsy magazine of its type written by and delivered to epilepsy health professionals and clinics across the UK. Paediatric Epilepsy is new to us and provides valuable information for health professionals working in general paediatric clinics. You will be working with the medical and research professionals who write our feature articles in theses titles. You will also use your experience of sub-editing complex content.

Covering everything from fun charity events through to serious health features, this job is interesting and very rewarding. People often refer to Epilepsy Today as the source of information that has helped changed their lives.

You will lead the magazines from content pipeline to flatplan to final artwork, working to pre-designed templates. You will have the chance to use your people skills, including conducting interviews and news gathering.

You will be joining a dedicated team of professionals working across the communications mix, including design, digital media, PR and campaigns and marketing. You will play a key role in our membership products and in supporting and encouraging healthcare professionals in the epilepsy and research fields. In exchange for bringing your journalism skill and creativity to the post, Epilepsy Action offers a commitment to your development and benefits that include flex time.

Please note that we require portfolio evidence of your relevant work to be supplied with your application form – preferably in PDF format.

PDF copies of the three titles are available to interested candidates.

A full description of our requirements is available in the job description and person specification which can be found at https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/about/vacancies/editor

To apply, please complete an application form below.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 7 May 2019

Interviews: 15 and 16 May 2019

Job Ref: ED0419

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 (All day)

Comments: read the 3 comments or add yours


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.


Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on

Hello am Fides from Africa -Tanzania i would like to be part of epilepsy action the reason is that my son has epileplsy so through the expirience of taking care of him i realise that we africans especially Tanzanians we relly need some epilepsy awareness education and i want to be the ambassador

Submitted by Fides Uiso on

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