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£24,000 - £27,000 pro rata for part-time (dependent on experience)
You will deliver our day-to-day communications, run our social media, coordinate our promotional campaigns, and maintain our online presence
Alzheimer's Research UK
CB21, Cambridge 7.6 miles
Circa £37,000 per annum
The Research Informatics team at ARUK is leading the coordination of the Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases (EDoN) initiative.
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£24,000 - £27,000 pro rata for part-time (dependent on experience)
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Location:  Findacure Office, 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BL

Hours:Part-time (30 hours per week minimum) or Full-time (37.5 hours per week)


Findacure is a UK charity that is revolutionising the world’s understanding of rare diseases. We wish to build a world in which all rare diseases have treatments – made together with patients, for patients. Findacure positively transforms the lives of people affected by rare diseases and accelerates change in the field by:

  • Working directly with disease-specific patient groups to empower them, professionalising their work and increasing their chances of success: building organisational and campaigning skills, enhancing confidence to promote their expertise, and helping them support patients.
  • Building a rare disease community that supports, informs, and collaborates for the betterment of all people affected by a rare condition.


The continued growth of Findacure as an organisation depends upon successfully reaching more beneficiaries and supporters. You will be responsible for building Findacure’s profile both with our beneficiaries and the wider life sciences community and increasing their engagement with us. This role is ideal for someone possessing marketing or communications experience, enabling them to demonstrate their ability to develop and implement a unified strategy for a small but driven organisation.

You will deliver our day-to-day communications, running our social media, coordinating our promotional campaigns, and maintaining our online presence. You will develop new digital media to share online, and support in the production of print materials to promote our work. As you grow in the role, you will support the CEO as Findacure’s spokesperson, both by speaking at internal and external events, and increasing our engagement with traditional media.

You will be expected to be an excellent storyteller with drive and curiosity, trusted to tell the personal stories of rare disease patients and strengthen the charity’s brand. You will be well organised, able to work in a sensitive and confidential manner, self-motivated, and an excellent team player who contributes to all aspects of Findacure.


Leading the delivery and development of Findacure’s external communications including:

  • Managing our social media content, building our following and increasing engagement, primarily through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
  • Coordinating promotional campaigns for our events, projects and appeals.
  • Overseeing the Findacure website, along with our weekly blogs and news stories.
  • Preparing and writing our monthly newsletter.
  • Supporting the Findacure team with direct mailings and outreach.

Refining and implementing our marketing and communications strategy, in particular:

  • Increasing our visibility within the UK healthcare system.
  • Increasing the use of patient stories to define our work and purpose.
  • Developing online graphics and print materials for our promotional campaigns.
  • Guiding how we communicate and reach out to diverse stakeholders.

Running the social media streams for a new rare disease clinical trial, MCDS-Therapy, helping to build and engage a community around this trial.

Developing a network of press contacts and writing press releases.


  • 5% Pension contribution.
  • 25 days' holiday plus 8 bank holiday days.
  • On-job training and external training provision - including support from Findacure trustees with experience running an international branding consultancy and communications agency.
  • Valuable experience working in the charity/health sector, and the opportunity to shape the organisation’s strategy and approach.
  • Frequent opportunities to meet with beneficiaries and supporters.


This role is suitable for an individual with some professional experience in communications and/or marketing. We are open to applicants with a range of experience and working requirements.


  • Social media expertise with extensive experience of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Digitally confident and creative in delivering and developing media content.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English with strong presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Experience of communicating and engaging with a range of audiences through varied media such as. video, audio, press, social media and images.
  • Drive, determination and self-motivation. Takes pride in work, with a positive outlook.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, with experience of managing and prioritising multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, as well as an ability to work independently.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the objectives of Findacure.


  • Experience of developing digital and print content using design software (Photoshop, Publisher or similar).
  • Experience of generating and steering media interest in a story.
  • Experience of working with traditional media (working with journalists, writing press releases, radio).
  • Experience of creating and editing video content.
  • Experience in oral presentation.
  • An understanding of the UK healthcare system.
  • Experience managing Google Adwords.

Please email an up-to-date CV and covering letter to Dr Rick Thompson (CEO) and Mary Rose Roberts (Head of Operations) via the Apply button, outlining your relevant skills and experience, relating to the listed responsibilities and personal specification. We welcome enquiries about the role to the same email address. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews with the aim of the successful candidate starting in late June or early July.

Closing date: 9am on 26th May 2020

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Refreshed on: 17 May 2020
Closing date: 26 May 2020
Tags: Marketing,Management
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