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Local Development Volunteer (Parkinson's UK)

Causeway Coast & Glens

Parkinson's UK

Local Development Volunteer- North West Local Development Team

We’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Because we’re here, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

Role Description:

Our vision is that by 2020 people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers will have realistic expectations of having fair and consistent access to the sort of services and support that they themselves have identified as being fundamental to being and staying “ in control” with Parkinson’s.Working together locally, volunteers and staff will be responsible for ensuring that this vision becomes a reality.

Working together with other volunteer and staff, you will:
  • Support the Area Development Manager to consider what support and activities are provided in a local area, identify gaps and evaluate options.
  • Make decisions about the best ways of increasing access to support and activities
  • Monitor the implementation and success of these decisions
  • Support the communication of these decisions to volunteers and services users within a local area

Desirable skills and Experience:

For this role you will need:

  • A passionate approach to the values of Parkinson’s UK and to working together to improve the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s
  • Access to a computer and good IT and record keeping skills access to Skype and willingness to use this for meetings
  • The ability to analyse information and data and use this to make informed decisions.


  • Day/Time required: Quarterly meetings at locations in the North West
  • Location: Home based with quarterly meetings
  • Must be over 18 years old


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