Work for us - Project Assistant – Groups & Communities

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Our vision is of a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help. We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

The Charity’s support group project (Even Better Together) works with around 80 local independent support groups and 9 online support groups for people affected by OCD (and related conditions). The project supports people wishing to set up their own support groups and has developed (in partnership with independent support groups) the creation of the National OCD Support Group Charter. The project has recently secured three years continuation funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until End March 2019.

In this role you will be assisting in all project administration and responding to support group and project enquiries. You will help organise project events and input on the delivery of two key areas of the Even Better Together project – Diversity and service partnership work. The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Manager in setting up new local and online support groups and be able to act as a contact point for the team of project volunteers in the manager’s absence. 

You will have experience in project administration with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be confident at working both as a team member and also independently, and at leading the team in the project manager’s absence. Above all you will need to be enthusiastic, driven and motivated to help shape the project.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a CV along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification supplied and why you wish to make this application. Applications should be sent to or by post to Keira Bartlett, OCD Action, Merchants Place, Church St, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9ES.

Person Specification - Project Assistant, Groups & Communities

Job Description – Project Assistant, Groups & Communities

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please telephone Keira Bartlett, Groups & Communities Manager on 0303 040 1112.

Closing date for all applications is 5pm 4th May 2016.