Alzheimer's Society
Remote
£26451 - £28886 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Home Based (South West)
Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 13 July 2022
Interview Date: W/C 18th July

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Alzheimer\'s Society

Who we are

Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What we want

We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the role

We have a fantastic and excited new opportunity for a Media Officer to join our Marketing team for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

Regional media is where it is at! The pandemic has seen an increase in appetite for accessing hyper-local news content and we strive to be at the forefront of this.

You will be providing a platform for people affected by dementia to be heard – through engaging media campaigns, sourcing interviews and working with journalists on stories that really matter. You’ll be making a real difference by raising awareness. Whether it’s boosting fundraising totals or sign up to events or supporting someone to share their experience so other people affected by dementia know they are not alone and help is available.

You have the opportunity and time to develop ideas when leading on key projects and campaigns throughout the year, working in collaboration with other teams across the organisation.

You will work on varied and interesting campaigns including fundraising, health and social care policy, research and dementia support services – enhancing your own knowledge and expertise. It’s a rewarding role both professionally and personally with a company health scheme, generous annual leave allowance and pension scheme, wellbeing programmes and flexibility to work from home.

About you

- Have media, journalism or PR experience
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent understanding of regional media.
- Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills [essential]
- Excellent people skills and be able to work collaboratively with other individuals within the Society to overcome any challenges, achieve results and celebrate success.
- Excellent attention to detail
- Pro-active nature and ability to build successful relationships,
- This is a vital and rewarding role that offers you opportunities to be creative, develop skills and be recognised a trusted expert in regional PR.
- Enhance your skills in multimedia by creating your own videos and photos, with equipment provided, to build packages of engaging content for regional media.
- Use your expert knowledge and skills to advise on media relations and help train and develop spokespeople.

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.

Ref: 134 325
Posted on: 30 June 2022
Closed date: 13 July 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 134325
Tags: Marketing