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Director of Local Services

Epilepsy Action
New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY (mostly from home during lockdown)
Closing date
15 Feb 2021
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Hours: Full Time - 34.5 hours a week

Based: New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY - during current lockdown conditions the post holder will be expected to work mostly from home

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary person for this exciting role with Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy charity.

You will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering the work and services of Epilepsy Action’s Local Services department in local communities across the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. You are responsible for managing the Local Services department ensuring its work is cost effective, timely, conforms to relevant standards and best practice, supports the charity’s strategic goals and delivers agreed targets.

The department and its work have been significantly affected by the impact of the pandemic and national lockdowns. This has caused it to adapt and change rapidly in the way that it works and how it delivers its services. In particular the department has moved from providing face-to-face services to virtual ones. The Director will continue this process, leading change and innovation as the department continues to evolve its focus and structure.

You will be a member of Epilepsy Action’s senior management team. As such you will advise other department directors and senior managers on relevant issues as required and work to integrate and co-ordinate Local Services with the rest of the charity’s activities.

Epilepsy Action is committed to ongoing personal development and provides a supportive, friendly working environment. Based on the edge of Leeds, you will have the glorious Yorkshire Dales and moors on your doorstep, along with all the benefits of a busy city.

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.

Closing date: Monday 15th February 2021 at 9am

Interviews: w/c 22 February 2021 (to be performed remotely)

Job Ref: DLS0121

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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