Working for us

We are delighted that you would like to join us in our mission to beat MND.  

At the MND Association, you'll be working with talented, passionate people to improve the lives of everyone affected by motor neurone disease (MND). We live our values, care about our people and are committed to becoming an inclusive organisation. 

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Our values

Our values guide how we act and behave individually and as an organisation.  

  • People with MND, their families and carers are at the heart of everything we do. 
  • We collaborate, and value everyone’s contribution. 
  • We achieve excellence through personal commitment and ongoing improvement. 
  • We respect and respond to people’s diverse needs, backgrounds and views. 
  • We achieve our aims through building open and transparent relationships. 

Our commitment to inclusion

Reaching Out

We believe that diverse organisations are creative, productive and great places to work. They generate ideas and get things done.

Our commitment to inclusion is not only driven by our desire to be a great place to work but first and foremost by our commitment to ensuring that what we offer really meets the needs of all people with and affected by MND and we are able to help more people.

Have a look at our inclusion pages and check out our inclusion journey to see how far we have come and where we are going. This year we are focussing on: 

  • Providing services and support and undertaking research in ways that are truly accessible 
  • Identifying and removing health and social care inequalities relating to MND 
  • Empowering all of our people to embrace inclusion and demonstrate their commitment 

We host a number of network groups and forums. There are Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Queer Trans+ (LGBTQIA+) groups open to all of our people (staff and volunteers), people with and affected by MND and Association members. Their purpose is threefold, to: 

  • Provide peer to peer support 
  • Raise awareness 
  • Hold the Association to account 

We also host a hidden disabilities and conditions forum. At this point the forum provides a confidential, safe space for people who are neurodivergent or who are managing mental health issues to connect with one another, the forum is only open to staff. 

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, have recently been awarded Disability Confident-Employer status and are members of the Communications Access Scheme. We are starting to work towards the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Visibility Better Employer scheme. 

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We are constantly seeking to learn more and are active participants in various networks, sit on different committees and encourage our people to attend conferences, seminars and events. On the basis that they will then share their learning with the rest of us. 

Want to know more about our work in this area. Please contact our Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing john.gillies@mndassociation.org  

Looking out for our people

Your wellbeing is important to us at the MND Association. That’s why we’ve developed a wellbeing offer and programme of activities. This includes: 

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  • guided mindfulness practice  
  • Coffee and Conversation - a chance to chat or just listen   
  • wellbeing sessions on a current topic  
  • a Menopause Support Group   
  • a Hidden Disabilities and Conditions Forum
  • the Cornflower Café, aimed at opening up conversations about death, bereavement and end of life
  • managing wellbeing sessions for managers and team leaders 
  • Mental Health First Aiders who can provide support and signpost you to further information 

Benefits of working at the MND Association

Our reward package includes: 

  • competitive salaries 
  • healthcare scheme and life assurance  
  • 28 days holidays rising to 33 after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays    
  • a salary sacrifice scheme to include cycle to work and buy and sell your annual leave  
  • lifestyle benefits and discounts
  • an enhanced pension scheme   
  • hybrid and agile working (role specific)
  • and a home-based working allowance (role specific).

Learning and development opportunities

We will help you to make sure you get the training you need for your role. We value learning and encourage you to develop your skills and confidence. To support you with your professional and personal development, we: 

  • have a comprehensive induction programme 
  • have a range of courses available on our Learning Lab 
  • have a shadowing policy, enabling you to spend time with different teams and strengthen your knowledge in other areas 
  • offer the chance to study for an apprenticeship alongside your role. 

Our recruitment process

Our approach to recruitment, ensures that bias and discrimination play no part and every applicant is able to shine. We recruit from the widest possible talent pool, and actively seek to embrace diversity. 

Our recruitment process involves: 

  • ensuring roles are needed, relevant and meaningful 
  • marketing roles to a wide audience, including people who are currently under-represented at the MND Association in order to reflect the general population 
  • communicating with you in the way(s) that work best for you 
  • providing you with the relevant information 
  • guaranteeing interviews for disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the role 
  • asking you to submit both a CV and a short supporting statement showing you meet the key requirements of the role
  • making reasonable adjustments for interviews 
  • and giving you plenty of time to prepare tasks and presentations ahead of the interview. 

What our staff say about working here

Linda Allen

"One of the things that has struck me about the MND Association is the engagement of our staff in the cause. Everyone wants to do the very best to support people living with MND no matter what their own role within the Association. There is also a focus on continual learning and improvement which combined with a very supportive culture makes it a great place to work." Linda Allen, Director of Fundraising

John Square Portrait

"I'm continually impressed by the passion, commitment and enthusiasm of staff and volunteers. I lead a number of national initiatives and have been given so many different opportunities to develop, use existing skills and be involved in the future of the Association." John Gillies-Wilkes — Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing

Teresa Square Portrait

"Taking that first call from someone who has just been diagnosed with MND fills me with enormous need to let them know that we are here. We are one big happy family & together we will fight this dreadful disease, those affected with MND are not alone, because we are here for them." Teresa Deacon, Receptionist

Matt H Portrait

"Working at the MND Association gives me the chance to help people with MND and I know that the job I am doing goes some way to assisting people living with this terrible disease. Every day is different, and I enjoy the challenge the work presents." Matthew Hollis, Area Support Coordinator

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262