This is a temporary post to cover Maternity Leave until 28 February 2023.

Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that affects around 54,000 people in Scotland.

Epilepsy Connections wants everyone with epilepsy to have the support, resilience, and respect they need to live life to the full.

Every year our Epilepsy Fieldwork Team supports hundreds of people to learn more about their epilepsy and how to manage it, and to live safely and well with what can be a challenging condition. The team works in a person-centered way to support people to identify their epilepsy information and support needs and to develop their self-management skills. We provide:

  • practical information about understanding and managing epilepsy, seizures and treatment; identifying seizure triggers; lifestyle issues; balancing risk and safety.
  • help to manage epilepsy at home, school or work.
  • support for people to deal with their feelings about living with epilepsy.
  • help with benefits and housing issues.
  • liaison with epilepsy specialist clinics.
  • signposting to appropriate resources and services.

We need an enthusiastic, experienced self-starter to join our Greater Glasgow & Clyde Fieldwork Team. You will work in an advisory capacity with adults and children with epilepsy, including people who have difficult-to-control epilepsy and those who have additional long-term and/or disabling conditions, and people who are socially isolated because of epilepsy.

This varied and rewarding role also involves providing information and support to families and carers, employers, and health, social care, and housing providers.

You must have experience of providing information and support in a health or other welfare setting, excellent people skills, and be able to demonstrate understanding of the impact of living with a long-term condition. Knowledge of epilepsy would be an advantage but we will provide the training and knowledge you need for this role.

This is a temporary post to cover maternity leave. During the 12-month contract, you’ll have the chance to learn about epilepsy, build your skills, and be part of a small, busy, and committed team.

To help us reach out to all sections of the community we serve, we particularly welcome applications from speakers of community languages who meet the essential criteria for the post.

For details and application pack go to https://www.epilepsyconnections.org.uk/get-involved/or contact Emily Beard at ebeard@epilepsyconnections.org.uk or 0141 248 4125.

Closing date: Midnight 23 January 2022

Subject to pandemic restrictions and COVID risk assessment, interviews will take place on 3 February 2022 at Epilepsy Connections’ offices at 129 – 134 Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow. Otherwise, interviews will take place via Zoom or a suitable alternative.

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