Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Until the day we find a cure, their mission is to change the landscape of dementia forever.
Position: Media Officer (Policy & Research)
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week plus out of hours on-call availability
Salary: £25,300 to £27,628 (plus London Allowance of £3,600), depending on experience
Closing date: 22 August 2019
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
Every day, their people tell their story: to someone with dementia; to a commissioner; to a funder; to a researcher; to a politician; to a volunteer. They need people to unite against dementia if they are to achieve the ambitious aims of the New Deal on Dementia. Their mission will succeed only if we galvanise a movement against dementia.
Have you got what it takes to build on their success so far in making dementia the issue of their time? Then they can promise you a stimulating and varied role in an award-winning team in their busy national office in central London.
The successful candidate will spot proactive opportunities on a daily basis to frame, provoke and sustain the dialogue on dementia, ensuring it is seen and discussed as a major global 21st century issue, and that they are the go-to thought leader. You will devise and execute creative, integrated campaigns that advocate the rights of people with dementia, change public policy and galvanise people to join with them as part of a social movement for change. Your campaigns will also better ensure they are known for funding research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia.
You will possess a great news sense, a flair for placing stories that build an evidence-based narrative, and the ability to jump on and maximise opportunities in the media. You must have experience of working with the national media, excellent communication skills, an understanding of the political environment, and the desire to work in a fast-paced team committed to making a difference.
You may have experience of the following: Media Officer, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, PR, Public Relations, Campaign Management, Marcoms, Marketing Communications, Press Officer, Journalist, Journalism, Voluntary Sector etc.