Work for SIA

Current opportunities to join the team include:

Part-Time Copywriter

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We’re looking for a copywriter extraordinaire who can whip our words into shape.

You? A master- or mistress – of persuasive prose, lucid words, and tantalizing text. A determined yet sensitive interviewer who can get straight to the heart of our story. You’ll instinctively know what moves and inspires people about living with spinal cord injury. Your words will raise a cheer, shed a tear or silence a room. And you’ll understand – and communicate – why all this matters.

Us? We are the UK’s leading organisation for the 50,000 people paralysed by a spinal cord injury as well as the hundreds of thousands of people who are their families, friends and carers. A spinal cord injury is devastating – for you and your family; lives are torn apart, bodies broken, family life shattered. But with the right care and support a fulfilled life is possible – and that’s what we do. Many of us are spinal cord injured ourselves so we know what it’s like. With a been there done that attitude, we help people rebuild their lives once again – providing the hope, confidence and practical skills to get home, back to work or take the children to school. We make the everyday achievable once again.

If your writing is full of zip and zim, passion and grit in equal measure, contact us with a completed application form. Please include one page or less on how this advert can be improved and what it should say to inspire a Copywriter Extraordinaire like you to join us.

If your copy is as exciting as we hope it will be, we ’ll be on the phone straight away.

Based at our head office in Milton Keynes, this is a part time role (22.5 hours per week) and is offered at a salary of £21,000-23,000 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience

Download an application pack or email [email protected] HR and Volunteer Coordinator to receive an application pack in Word format.

Closing date for completed applications: 5pm Friday 18th October 2019

Interviews will be held at SIA House on Friday 25th October

 

Peer Support Officer for Yorkshire (fixed term contract)

Are you a positive example of life after spinal cord injury?

Would you like to inspire others coming to terms with paralysis?

Then come and join us on our mission to help everyone affected by SCI lead a fulfilled life!

SIA is looking for a friendly, motivated and inspiring individual to join our dynamic team of Peer Support Officers to help others affected by spinal cord injury. You will be responsible for providing much-needed support to those coming to terms with SCI in district general hospitals, rehabilitation centres and in the community, acting as a positive role model and playing an active part in the delivery of other frontline SIA services.

We are now looking to recruit a Peer Support Officer to join our team on a fixed term contract (November 2019 to March 2020) who will provide support specifically covering Yorkshire, Humberside and Northern Lincolnshire. Due to the nature of the work we anticipate that the post-holder will be spinal cord injured, and will be required to undergo relevant checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

This post is part-time (20 hours per week by agreement) and is offered at a salary of £13,804 per annum (£25,883 pro rata) plus 25 days leave (pro rata) and access to life assurance and pension schemes.

Download an application pack or email [email protected] to request the pack in Word format.

Closing date for completed applications is 5pm Friday 18 October

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29 October in the Yorkshire region

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager

Do you have a passion for strategic analysis? Do you believe in the power of evidence and data to develop high impact services? Then you may have what it takes to join us.

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national charity supporting people paralysed by spinal cord injury. We are looking for someone with outstanding research and analytical skills to help us to develop life-changing services for SCI people. You will be responsible for upgrading our information management systems, redesigning and expanding them to ensure that data, evidence and user experience are placed at the centre of our service development.

We are looking for someone with the ability to apply creative solutions to complex problems. Motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a team, you will have experience of developing effective and efficient systems for gathering and evaluating data. You should also have a strong desire to learn about the work of SIA and the needs of spinal cord injured people. This role will suit someone with experience in a similar organisation, or someone with relevant transferable skills seeking to move into the charity sector.

Based at our head office in Milton Keynes, this is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) and is offered at a salary of £30-32,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Download an application pack or email [email protected] HR and Volunteer Coordinator to request this in Word format.

Closing date for completed applications: 5pm Friday 25 October

Interviews will be held at SIA House in Milton Keynes on 6 November

We also have a number of volunteering opportunities – find out more here.

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SIA is accredited as a ‘Disability Confident: Employer’ by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). For more details about what this means, visit the DWP website.