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Working and volunteering for us

Working and volunteering for us

A small organisation that regularly punches above its weight, Action for M.E. is leading, with others, a growing community working to create real change on the scale so urgently needed at a local, national and international level. Our 2016 – 2021 strategy sets out how we meet need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future. 


Vacancies

Policy and Engagement Officer

Salary: £24,000 pro rata

Hours of work: 35 hours (Monday to Friday)

Location: Keynsham

Deadline for applications: 9am, 2 August 2018

Our Communications and Engagement team is seeking a confident, compassionate Policy and Engagement Officer to play a vital role in developing a programme of work at local, national and international level, led by the voices and experiences of children, young people and adults living with M.E. Taking a flexible, inclusive and outcomes-focused approach, you will focus on issues specifically related to health, employment, education, social care and welfare benefits. Experienced at engaging with patients, professionals, parliamentarians, and policy decision-makers at all levels, you will be a brilliant communicator, have excellent planning and prioritisation skills. The role will involve some UK travel, usually to London or meetings and events, with occasional travel to Geneva, liaising with our Head of International Advocacy. If this sounds like the challenge for you, please get in touch. 

For a full job description and person specification, and to apply for this role, please download our Policy and Engagement Officer application pack


Advocacy Coordinator

Salary: £28,000 pro rata 

Hours of work: 35 hours (Monday to Friday)

Location: Keynsham

Deadline for applications: 9am, 2 August 2018

This is what matters to us: Working collaboratively to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect experienced by people with M.E. If it matters to you too, join our small, committed team to create a new service providing direct advocacy to those affected by the illness.

Our new Regional Advocacy Service will cover the Midlands and South-West and ensure that people are able to secure services, care and financial support available to them. It will also raise understanding with professionals to build their capacity and ensure they are able to meet the needs of people with M.E. in the future.

As the person responsible for developing and coordinating this service, you will need to be an excellent communicator with experience of creating and managing services and an understanding of the key issues faced by people living with a complex, long-term health condition.

If this sounds like you, please download an application pack.


Volunteering

Volunteering can be hugely rewarding and as the hours are often more flexible, it could help you get back into work. As former volunteer Jane told us before she found paid employment: "Thank you so much for being so supportive and giving me the chance to get my confidence back again."

We will post volunteering vacancies here as soon as they become available.