Background to The Brain Charity
The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.
There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumour, Alzheimer’s disease and many rarer conditions.
We are an award-winning charity and have recently received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to Third Sector organisations.
Physiotherapist for The Brain Changer Arts Project
Contract: 48 weeks
Base: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool. L3 8LR & multiple locations
Hours: 2hrs per week (flexible working hours)
Salary: £35 per hour
Brain Changer Arts Project
The brain is a wonderful and mysterious thing: constantly in motion, living, growing and reconfiguring itself over and over again until we are well into our mid 20’s and even our 30’s.
At The Brain Charity, we believe that early intervention for children and young people with neurological conditions is vital and that every child should have the support they need to reach their full potential.
Because The Brain Charity is a medium-sized charity, we have the freedom to innovate, and because of our unique position, bridging both health and social care, we are perfectly placed to take new ideas to the next level.
Through the receipt of funding from BBC Children in Need, the Brain Changer Arts Project will utilise the skills of professional dancers and visual artists to work alongside those working in the fields of both neuro-physiotherapy and neuro-occupational therapy to improve the lives of children and young people with neurological conditions.
The Brain Charity will deliver regular dance and art/craft-based classes in which the moves, routines and exercises are based on wide-ranging and high impact physiotherapy and occupational therapy techniques designed specifically to improve mobility, hand and arm skills and confidence in the children and young people taking part. These classes will be delivered in two separate workshops with one of the workshops delivering Physiotherapy through Dance and the other workshop delivering Occupational Therapy through Arts and Crafts.
The 2 hours per week involves 1 hour of contact time for the Physiotherapy through Dance workshop and the other hour for preparation and de-brief. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who has some level of flexibility to their current working pattern.
If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and growing team we would love to hear from you.
Please ring 0151 298 2999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
How to apply
Please download and complete the Application Form and return to email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday 13th November 2019.
On receipt of your application we will request that you complete a Monitoring Form which will be kept separately from your application form and its contents not given to those responsible for drawing up a shortlist for interview.