Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson’s can feel like.
Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s – a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. Currently there is no cure.
We’re close to major breakthroughs. Funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.
Until then, we’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better services.
We are Parkinson’s UK. Powered by people. Together we’ll find a cure. Join us.
About the role
This is a hugely exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual, experienced in product management and passionate about making a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s.
You’ll be joining our well established central product function to develop our personalisation offer for people affected by Parkinson’s. Your dedicated product portfolio will include our pioneering Digital Healthcare Assistant (DHA). The DHA project will sit alongside your work on our transformational service design function, “Parkinson’s Direct” at an exciting time as we begin Alpha. You will be working in a cross-functional team designing the future of our information and support services for people affected by Parkinson’s from the moment of diagnosis.
DHA is a collaboration between Parkinson’s UK, Reason Digital (partner digital agency) and a number of other healthcare charities. It not only has the potential to be pioneering for Parkinson’s UK but also the sector, this is the first of its kind. The beta trial is complete, a lot has been learned and there’s a lot more to do. The next phase is to support the central product development, followed by the first exploration into machine learning.
What you’ll do
Drive forward our personalisation experience for people affected by Parkinson’s with our partner agencies and in collaboration with other organisations.
Lead part of the Alpha phase of “Parkinson’s Direct” specifically looking at developing our specialist conversation service test, utilising a test and learn approach.
Deliver excellent user experience and maximise impact across a portfolio of digital products and services.
Support teams to develop, prototype and test ideas for new products and services in a user centric and insight driven way.
Working as part of our established Product Community, you’ll help to develop and embed agile product management culture and practice at Parkinson’s UK.
What you’ll bring
To be successful in this role, you’ll have:
Significant experience of effectively managing a portfolio of digital products and services in a medium to large organisation.
Experience in a lean / agile environment; including: backlog creation, user stories, user journey creation and rapid prototyping as well as working effectively in a cross-functional team.
Demonstrable experience of generating and analysing qualitative and quantitative data enabling decision making based on evidence, analytics and insight.
A clear and engaging communication style, with the ability to influence and build relationships across the organisation.
Our ideal candidate will be someone collaborative, solution-focused, organised, analytical and great with people. And you’ll love making a difference with digital!
This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK and we would love you to join us!
For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply link.
Telephone interviews will be held on 17 January with face to face interviews following on 21 January 2020.
Parkinson’s UK promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. For more information on our benefits, please visit our website.