Salary: c.£34,000 per annum plus benefits Location: Home-based with travel requirements across Somerset and Dorset. Hours: 37 hours per week Contract Type: 18-month Fixed Term Contract The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association has a fantastic opportunity for an Area Support Coordinator to join the Care Team on an 18-month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be home-based with travel requirements across Somerset and Dorset. About the role At the MND Association we strive to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers whilst working towards our vision of a world free from MND. We are looking for a dedicated and innovative home-based Area Support Co-ordinator to join our regional team covering Somerset and Dorset. As an Area Support Coordinator, you will be reporting directly to the Head of Regional Care Partnerships and working closely with them to plan and prioritise. You will be responsible for a designated local area and be part of a larger regional team. The main purpose of the role is threefold: To ensure that people affected by MND are supported and empowered To lead, manage and support teams of volunteers To develop and maintain relationships with local services and their staff What are we looking for? As a successful candidate you will need to build and maintain excellent relationships with volunteers, care centres/networks, care coordinators and multi-disciplinary health and social care professionals, hospices, other partners and people living with and affected by MND. This role requires someone with excellent communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills. An enthusiastic, creative and solutions focused individual who is able to plan and organise. You will need to have a person-centred approach with the ability to identify, assess and effectively respond to support needs This role will be home-based with regular travel within the area of responsibility and working occasional out of office hours. There is an expectation that you will travel nationally when required and to our national office in Northampton. Travel expenses will be covered by the Association. What can we offer? 28 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies Life assurance Confidential counselling helplines Salary sacrifice schemes to include: Cycle to work, Buy and sell annual leave BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping Enhanced pension scheme Opportunities for training and personal development How to apply? If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply online now and submit a CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the following criteria: Experience of leading directly managed and/or coordinating self-managed groups of volunteers Skills to identify, assess, and respond to support needs through a person-centred approach Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills About Us The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society. We operate a hybrid working environment, together with a high level of trust and performance driven culture, gives staff the freedom and flexibility to work in the best way for them, the Association and, most importantly, people with MND. We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders. Important Notices The MND Association operates a hybrid working culture and therefore we are open to discussing the possibility of variable hours, remote or home working, flexible start, and finish times etc. Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications. Our selection process will be multi-stage; this may include video call screening, psychometric assessments, and competency-based interview/s. We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role. We work hard to fill our roles directly and if assistance is required, we operate a PSL, which currently closed for review. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies/ head-hunters.