Crafts Leader for The Brain Changer arts project, The Brain Charity

Contract: Until 13th June 2022

Base: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool. L3 8LR, online & 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.

Thanks to generous funding from BBC Children in Need, The Brain Charity has launched The Brain Changer Arts Project – free workshops that harness the power of the arts to help hundreds of young people with neurological conditions.

The fun, innovative and rewarding sessions, which are currently running as online video classes, provide Physiotherapy through Dance and Occupational Therapy through Art and Craft. Our workshops are open to children of any age, with any neurological condition, as well as their siblings, parents and carers.

These activities stimulate multiple parts of the brain – dancing improves motor control and balance, can reduce stress and increases serotonin levels while crafting activities assist with dexterity, hand-eye coordination and memory.

Although the project has been running online for the last year, we are now moving back to face to face provision in the Liverpool area so potential applicants should consider this before applying.

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.

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.

Please download your application pack below. If you have any questions, ring 0151 298 2999 or e-mail jobs@thebraincharity.org.uk 

Closing date: 11th June 2021
Interviews: week commencing 21st June 2021