£48,692 per year
Full time, fixed term for 24 months
Hybrid (minimum of 2 days per week in the London office)
Our Research team is growing.
At Parkinson’s UK we’re dedicated to supporting both our community, and to finding a cure. This is a great opportunity to be part of this mission, working in a fast-paced and pioneering team.
Over the past decade there has been an explosion in the development of technology to help people manage their health and wellbeing. For Parkinson’s we’ve seen things like laser canes, google glasses, smart watches and phone apps to help with everything from sleep problems to anxiety. It’s exciting but potentially quite overwhelming.
At Parkinson’s UK we want to help people with Parkinson’s explore the range of things that are available to find technologies that will help them – and avoid wasting time and money on ones that won’t.
That’s where ‘ParkTech’ comes in. We want to work with the Parkinson’s community to create a central resource for trusted information to help people make informed choices about technology and devices.
About the role
This is role is offered on a fixed-term contract for 24 months
You’ll develop a new product from scratch, working with people from the community, colleagues across the charity and external experts to research, co-design and deliver a product that is valuable, credible, accessible and fit for the future.
What you’ll do:
- Establish and lead a cross functional team including people living with Parkinson’s, colleagues and external experts.
Proactively co-design ParkTech with people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends with input from other experts internally and externally.
Work collaboratively to create transparent and efficient governance, processes and policies for ParkTech.
Oversee performance and measurement, setting targets and act as a senior point of contact and escalation, and manage the discovery and development budget.
What you’ll bring:
- Experience of product development from identifying needs and product design through to launch and evaluation, and project management experience including linear and iterative methodologies.
Proven experience of leading, inspiring and uniting cross-functional teams, and a passion for improving accessibility, equity and experiences for users.
A commitment to co-design and experience of working with diverse stakeholders to create products that meet user needs.
Proven ability to handle, analyse and synthesise qualitative and quantitative data to inform decisions.
This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK and we would love you to join us!
Please apply by sending us your CV, together with a detailed supporting statement which will fully demonstrate how you meet all the criteria of the role, as stated in the “What you’ll bring” section of the job description.
As well as flexible working hours, this role is offered on a flexible contract giving you the opportunity to also work from home three days a week. You’ll be required to cover your own travel expenses to the office.
We are operating rolling recruitment for this vacancy and reviewing applications as they are received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We actively encourage people with Parkinson’s to apply.