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Development Officer

Epilepsy Action
Home based
£27,000 plus home allowance
Closing date
19 Jan 2021
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Development officer (England)

Hours: 34.5 hours a week (fixed term 12-month post)

Salary: £27,000 plus home allowance

Based: Home working

This is a really exciting time to join our local services team. We are changing the way we deliver services and support our volunteers, and you will play an important part in that change.

You will work within the specified area developing and supporting Epilepsy Action’s community-based activity, including the network of volunteers, groups and branches, the delivery of local initiatives, and engaging people affected by epilepsy in local and national initiatives. You will have a particular focus on the development of our new local virtual groups.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person for this exciting new role. You will have experience of working with and supporting volunteers remotely, with excellent administration and organisation skills. You will also have experience of delivering training remotely to a wide audience and will need the ability to manage a diverse workload and be skilled at prioritising your work.

The work is home based and involves working occasional evenings, weekends and some unsociable hours. We will offer you great flexible working conditions, a range of employee benefits including a contributory pension plan and a commitment to develop your skills and provide necessary training.

For a full description of our requirements and information on how to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.

CVs will not be accepted.

Job Ref: LSDO0121

Closing date: Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 9am

Interviews: 27 and 28 January 2021 (to be performed remotely)

Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people.

We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification.  Please show how you meet the essential criteria in the supporting information section.


Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition, we offer assistance to people in a number of ways including a national network of branches, accredited volunteers, regular regional conferences and freephone and email helplines.

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