Are you patient and compassionate with excellent leadership and facilitation skills? Can you engage with a diverse range of service users? This is an exciting and rewarding role providing a service that our users rely upon and value.

At Epilepsy Action our vision is for everyone affected by epilepsy to receive the healthcare and support they need and the public respect, fairness and understanding they deserve. For someone with epilepsy, whether new to epilepsy, living with uncontrolled seizures or facing a new set of challenges, it can be a tough and isolating condition to live with.

Our groups change lives. They help people realise that they are not alone, that there is a safe space to share how they are feeling, learn helpful information and get the support to live better with epilepsy.

We are looking for patient and compassionate volunteers with excellent leadership and facilitation skills to run our group.

What will you be doing
• Co-host the monthly Talk and Support Group, with another volunteer
• Check people into the meeting using Epilepsy Action’s Eventbrite booking system
• Set the tone for the meeting discussion either through pre-prepared topics or in response to issues raised by service users
• Create a safe space where everyone has the opportunity to share their experiences and support each other
• Deal with any issues that come up during the meeting
• Liaising with local professionals like Epilepsy Specialist Nurses to help promote the group
• Engaging in volunteer networking and training opportunities

The skills you need
• Able to put people from different backgrounds at ease, understanding and respecting diversity
• Patience, compassion and able to empathise with the challenges people face when living with epilepsy
• Good communicator who likes engaging with others
• Calm when dealing with challenging situations (training will be provided)
• Confident in using IT and technology, to be able to access our online volunteer portal and Eventbrite booking system (training will be provided)

What's in it for you
• Develop new leadership, active listening and facilitation skills
• Pride in knowing you are helping people affected by epilepsy to live better
• Become part of our volunteer community and connect with other likeminded people
• Improve your own wellbeing and happiness by helping and supporting others
• Reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses, in line with our volunteer expenses policy
• Our expertise in mentoring and support to enable you to become a successful group leader who can effect change in themselves and others

To submit your application please visit our website:
https://epilepsy-action.goassemble.com/opportunities#display=grid&s=date_advertised&o=desc