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At MS-UK, our staff are dedicated, talented professionals with a passion for making a difference. We pride ourselves on offering independent, unbiased information about all aspects of multiple sclerosis, so people affected by MS can make their own choices.

We believe that our commitment to the good health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders should extend to our staff and as such we offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

What our staff say

In 2017, we held an anonymous staff survey. Here’s what people said about working at MS-UK…

‘It is a great place to work.’

‘It feels like a family.’

‘Everyone is passionate about the work we do.’

‘I feel that MS-UK are mindful of staff wellbeing.’

‘Never a dull moment - and a great team working for a great cause.’

‘Humbling, rewarding and amazing at times.’

Jobs

MS Advisor

MS-UK is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to make the most of today and live life to the full. We provide professional, high quality services that enable people affected by MS to have choice, control and independence. Our staff are dedicated, talented professionals with a passion for making a difference. We pride ourselves on offering independent, unbiased information and support so people with MS can make their own choices about how they wish to live with their condition.

MS-UK Helpline has trained MS Advisors who discuss any treatments and lifestyle choices that are benefiting people, whether they are clinically evidenced or not. People may contact the helpline as many times as they like, about anything and we always maintain an unbiased, non-judgemental approach. We never advise a course of action or make recommendations, but we do give people access to as much information as they want so that they’re able to make choices that are right for them. The helpline also produce a range of resources, including our Choices leaflets and our newly diagnosed booklet. Please see www.ms-uk.org/choicesleaflets. The helpline operates Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working on a telephone helpline. Live webchat experience would be beneficial too. Training on MS will be provided.

The role is based at our office in Colchester, Essex.

This position is a part time role of 24 hours per week. The contract is for a ten month fixed term period, covering maternity leave.

The salary is £22,500 per annum pro rata.

We believe that our commitment to the good health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders should extend to our staff and as such we offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave pro rata, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter addressed to Sarah Wright, MS-UK, Unsworth House, Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JF or via email to sarah@ms-uk.org.

Download the job description.

Please note that appointment will be made subject to satisfactory DBS check.

Closing date: 5pm, 07 February 2018

Interviews: 19, 21 or 22 February 2018

Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

MS-UK is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people affected by multiple sclerosis to make the most of today and live life to the full. We provide professional, high quality services that enable people affected by MS to have choice, control and independence. Our staff are dedicated, talented professionals with a passion for making a difference. We pride ourselves on offering independent, unbiased information and support so people with MS can make their own choices about how they wish to live with their condition.

About the role

The role sits within our fundraising team which is currently a team of three. You will responsible for securing funds from charitable trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies enabling MS-UK to provide more support to more people affected by MS.

About you

You will have considerable experience in successfully securing funds from trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies. As well as an understanding of ‘how trusts and foundations work’ and be adept in building and maintaining relationships with funders.

Writing compelling proposals will come naturally to you as will your ability to work well across the charity and proactively manage your own workload.

This position is a part time role of 16 hours a week (days and times to be agreed) and is based at our office in Colchester, Essex.

The salary is £28,000 – £32,000 pro rata depending on experience. 

We believe that our commitment to the good health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders should extend to our staff and as such we offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave plus Christmas closure, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

Download the full job description.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter addressed to Sarah Wright, MS-UK, Unsworth House, Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JF or via email to sarah@ms-uk.org.

Please note that appointment will be made subject to satisfactory DBS check.

Closing date: 24 January at 5pm with interviews the week commencing 05 February.

Community Fundraiser

MS-UK is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today and live life to the full. We provide professional, high quality services that enable people affected by MS to have choice, control and independence. Our staff are dedicated, talented professionals with a passion for making a difference. We pride ourselves on offering independent, unbiased information and support so people with MS can make their own choices about how they wish to live with their condition.

MS-UK has an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic fundraising team as a Community Fundraiser.

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser who will work with our Fundraising Manager to manage and develop a wide range of fundraising activities in the community.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced, high energy environment, have excellent communication skills and a passion for growing longstanding, successful fundraising relationships in the local and wider community. The role combines the requirement to be out and about in the community as well as performing a range of admin tasks and contributing to the success of events and other fundraising activities.

You will have an engaging and creative approach and a proven track record of delivering successful fundraising activities.

This position is a full time role, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Part time applications will be considered. Please give details in your covering letter.

The role is based at our office in Colchester, Essex and the successful candidate will be required to start as soon as possible.

Salary £23,000 – £25,000 depending on experience. 

We believe that our commitment to the good health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders should extend to our staff and as such we offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

Download the full job description.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter addressed to Sarah Wright, MS-UK, Unsworth House, Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JF or via email to sarah@ms-uk.org.

Please note that appointment will be made subject to satisfactory DBS check.

Closing date: 26 January at 5pm with interviews on 31 January and 02 February 2018.

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