The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) provides funding towards equipment for people living with neuromuscular conditions. We have a panel of volunteers with particular expertise or experience of a neuromuscular condition who help to decide what we can fund.
As a panel member for JPT you’ll get the chance to provide vital financial support to families and individuals to help them become more independent, and get experience of the grants process and administration of a grant programme too.
As a JPT Panel member you will:
- award grants within the budget set and in line with the tariffs set.
- regularly review and analyse the grants given to track trends in order to make recommendations to alter future strategy.
- advise on any ethical issues that may arise pertaining to equipment grants
- work with healthcare professionals to make sure that the Joseph Patrick Trust grants service is efficient and fair, and as generous as possible with the money available.
- review funding in partnership with other organisations as appropriate and to assist in maximising this wherever possible.
- ensure that grant applicants have exhausted all avenues of funding which are the responsibility of statutory services before they apply.
- review and approve changes to any relevant JPT grant application and approval documentation, including tariff lists, applicant guidelines, Terms of Reference
- ensure compliance with General Data Protection Regulations relating to the information provided by grant applicants.
We’re looking for people who are living with a muscle-wasting condition and knowledge of the benefits of assistive technology, or someone with knowledge of neuromuscular conditions or related topics, care experience in the NHS or Social Service or equivalent, knowledge of the provision of equipment via health or social services, or experience of the difficulties faced by people affected by neuromuscular conditions.
Download the full role description to find out more and apply online below.