Could you use your skills for a good cause? Please note that all vacancies are unpaid at the moment. It is DWED’s aim to eventually procure enough funding to run an office but that may be a long time in the future. In the mean time please have a look through our current vacancies safe in the knowledge that should you apply you will be improving outcomes for 1000’s of type 1s who are not currently represented. Plus if the team raise funds then you get paid!
DWED is London based but presently the majority communication will be through emails, phone calls and Skype so applications from anywhere in the UK are welcome. All Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 4 hours per week and must apply for the vacancy with a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specifications and a current CV.
Minimum 4 hours per week
1 year project
DWED (Diabetics with Eating Disorders) is a registered charity based in the UK. DWED's aim is to provide support, awareness, advocacy and action to type 1 Diabetics with an Eating Disorder (DWED). Our activities include online support, research, supporting parents, friends & carers, fundraising and political lobbying.
Recent research shows that not only are females who have type one diabetes at twice the risk of developing anorexia or bulimia, as many as 40% of 15 – 30 year olds regularly omit insulin. The figures also show a growing number of male sufferers. This practice can have devastating consequences such as organ failure, infertility, blindness and in the worst cases, death. Despite the horrendous complications and staggering prevalence, diabulimia or ED-DMT1 is difficult to diagnose and there are no current guidelines for the NHS on how to deal with the issue.
As a result we are currently seeking a Campaign Manager to join the DWED team to help us to get a clinical diagnosis for ‘Diabulimia’ or some variant thereof into the diagnostic manuals of the APA and WHO.
If you are interested in applying for the position please email email@example.com providing your previous experience and why you think you would be suited to the role.
Closing Date: 23rd March 2015