My name is Jan
Sutton. I’m 45. I live in Norwich, near the University of East Anglia.
I’m a human
rights campaigner, encouraging people to value and use the Human Rights Act in
the UK. I’m looking for a support worker / campaign assistant to assist me with all aspects of daily life and with my human rights work.
I’m currently working
with Equally Ours, Act for the Act and AmnestyUK. My work involves writing articles, using social media (I tweet as @jan_sutton), attending
seminars (remotely using Skype) and the occasional TV appearance.
The support worker will have the opportunity to develop skills by attend training events on the Human Rights Act and on campaigning (e.g SMK's training). She will also have the opportunity to take responsibility for some social media work and for developing local connections. The job is flexible so that the support worker can take on campaigning tasks that most suit her skills. Because I have multiple sclerosis I am severely
disabled. I am a wheelchair user, I have no use of my legs, I have difficulty
using my hands, and I suffer from extreme fatigue (I spend a lot of time
sleeping). The job involves supporting me with all aspects of my daily life.
You don't need any particular experience to do the job, or any knowledge of MS or human rights. You do need to have an interest in life and human rights and a practical and empathic attitude (there's more info in the job description). The job is only open to women because it involves dressing me.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org - contact me if you are interested in
“I'd never done support work before, it
wasn't even a job I'd considered, but Jan’s advert appealed to me so went for
the job anyway. Definitely the right choice - a lot of the job is simply
common sense and using a little initiative. Jan is great to work for and
makes an effort to make your job easier by giving such clear and
easy-to-follow instructions. I’ve been working here for nearly 2
years” - Amber (support worker and campaigner)