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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.


Advocacy Officer X2

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.

We will be launching a new Regional Advocacy Service which 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.

South West

Job title: Advocacy Officer (South West)
Salary: £19,490 FTE, pro rata
Hours of work: 0.5 Full time (17.5 hours per week)
Location: Home-based in South West or Keynsham Office, with regular travel across the South West
Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 14 November 2018

As the Regional Advocacy Officer for the South West of England, you will need to be experienced at delivering outcomes focused advocacy work that is collaborative and client led. The post holder will need to be committed to regular travel across the region to deliver advocacy as well as to provide support to a team of volunteer advocates. An understanding of the key issues faced by people living with a complex, long-term health condition such as M.E. is required.

If this sounds like you, please download an application pack or contact Anna Whitson for more information by email or on 0117 937 6637.

Midlands

Job title: Advocacy Officer (Midlands)
Salary: £19,490 FTE, pro rata
Hours of work: 0.5 Full time (17.5 hours per week)
Location: Home-based in Midlands, with regular travel across the Midlands
Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 14 November 2018

As the Regional Advocacy Officer for the Midlands, you will need to be experienced at delivering outcomes focused advocacy work that is collaborative and client led. The post holder will need to be committed to regular travel across the region to deliver advocacy as well as to provide support to a team of volunteer advocates. An understanding of the key issues faced by people living with a complex, long-term health condition such as M.E. is required.

If this sounds like you, please download an application pack or contact Anna Whitson for more information by email or on 0117 937 6637.


Volunteering

Much of the work we do is made possible by our fantastic volunteers. Some have been with us for many years, while others gain valuable work experience over shorter periods. Supporting our administrative, communications, marketing, fundraising and support work, some of our volunteers work with us in our Bristol office, while others make their essential contribution from home.

If you have skills and experience you think we could make the most of, please get in touch.

Some key services for our children and young people’s community are led by young volunteers living with M.E. Some contribute to our community forum, helping users feel less isolated and more confident about making connections. Others write to those children and young people severely affected by M.E., without the expectation of a reply.

A range of medical, research and professional advisors also provide an invaluable network of support on a pro bono basis.

All have one thing in common: they are hugely valued not just by our staff and Trustees, but also the people with M.E. they help us support. We are immeasurably grateful value for the time and energy they spend enriching our work, and helping us reach even more people affected by M.E.


Mentor M.E.

Action for M.E.’s Mentor M.E. peer-support network is a five-year project to develop a network of volunteer peer mentors supporting people living with M.E. in Scotland. If you have direct experience of M.E. (this can include caring for a friend or family member), are aged 18 or over, and live in Scotland, we'd love to hear from you. Find out more.