Alzheimer's Society
City of London, London
£58,931 - £66,214 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Job description
Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by dementia to help them navigate some of the hardest and most frightening times of their lives, to provide help and hope for those who need us.

We provide support, practical advice and ‘navigation’ to others that can help. Together with people affected by dementia, we are a force for change - using research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that will help people keep control of their lives.

We are looking for a Head of Media to join our Marketing and Communications Directorate at an important time in terms of tackling the challenge of dementia, and helping influence the future of social care. The directorate is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the Alzheimer’s Society’s marketing and communications functions to build emotional engagement and impact among our external audiences, and to champion the needs of people affected by dementia. We use our media, marketing, brand, audience insights and content work to increase awareness and understanding of dementia, and the support and information we provide. We support our influencing, fundraising and research strategies, as well as raising the profile of Alzheimer’s Society.

Head of Media Responsibilities:

As a leader you will drive forward an inclusive, collaborative, high-performance environment, making sure that our values and expected standards of behaviour are embedded across the organisation, starting with your own team.

Reporting to the Associate Director of External Relations and Media, you will be responsible for leading the Society’s media function and development of media strategies and campaigns. You will play a key role in positioning Alzheimer’s Society as the leading dementia charity in the UK and ensure that dementia and social care reform remain a public and political health priority. You will support the Director of Marketing and Communications and Associate Director of External Relations and Media in the development and implementation of an integrated organisation-wide marketing and communications strategy to improve the lives of people affected by dementia .You will collaborate with directors and senior managers in preparing for and supporting the brand re-fresh for the Alzheimer’s Society, and other such significant Society-wide projects.

Head of Media Requirements:

You'll be a first-class people manager able to inspire, coach and unite people towards a common goal. You’ll demonstrate compassion – operating with kindness and empathy and not shying away from tough conversations. You’ll be comfortable with working and leading through ambiguity. And demonstrate sound judgement in the evidence-led decisions you make for us.

If you're interested in being part of this exciting future, we want to hear from you. We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications for all people. If you are considering applying, and something is holding you back – just give us a call, we love to talk!

About Alzheimer’s Society:

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. With people affected by dementia among the worst hit by the pandemic, there has never been a more important or exciting time to join us and help to deliver the lasting change which people with dementia desperately need.

Position: Head of Media
Location: Home Based in London and the South East
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £58,931 - £66,214 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London Allowance of £3,600 if the role holder lives in Greater London

Closing Date: 28 October 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021

You may have experience of the following: Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager, Marketing Operations Manager, Senior Marketing Officer, Senior Marketing Manager, Senior Marketing Executive, Senior Marketing Specialist, Marcomms, Marketing Communications Manager, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Director, Director of Marketing, Medical, Healthcare, etc.

Ref: 103 780
Posted on: 18 October 2021
Closed date: 28 October 2021
Job ref: 103780
Tags: Senior Management, Marketing