Epilepsy Fieldworker (Temporary), Greater Glasgow & Clyde (21 hours; £23,105 – £24,995 pro rata)

This is a temporary post to cover Maternity Leave for a period of 12 months.

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

Applicants 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 provide training.

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: 31 October 2021

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 17 November and Thursday 18 November via Zoom or suitable alternative.

Please return your completed application to Emily Beard at ebeard@epilepsyconnections.org.uk