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Local Services Officer (awareness training)

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

£11,185 annual salary for 15 hours a week over with a flex time scheme.

An exciting opportunity is available for someone to join our local services team.

The Local Services Officer (awareness training) will provide administration support to our epilepsy awareness training scheme. They will be working with colleagues to provide other volunteer led services to people with epilepsy across the UK.

Excellent IT, telephone and interpersonal skills are a must, along with a can-do approach. The team reaches many people and with your help we will reach even more.

A full description of our requirements is available in the job description and person specification.

Download an application pack below, email recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk or contact our recruitment line on 0113 210 8835

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 21 January 2019

Interviews: Monday 11 February 2019

Job reference: LSO/01/19

Youth participation consultancy opportunity - freelance contract

We are commissioning an individual or organisation with youth participation expertise to lead the discovery phase of a new project. The project is to develop an online self-management resource for young people with epilepsy to support them in managing their condition. The resource could potentially be an app, mobile friendly web content, an e-learning course or something else. To ensure that the format and content is what young people need and would find engaging, the first phase of the project is to consult with young people with epilepsy. Suitably experienced and qualified organisations or individuals are invited to quote for this work.

For a copy of the specification please email Laura Eden, Online Learning Services Project Manager - leden@epilepsy.org.uk

The closing date for submissions is 12pm on Monday 4 February 2019.

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.

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.

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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