Alzheimer's Society
Remote
£26451 - £28886 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home based (UK-Wide)
Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 25 August 2022
Interview Date: 6th and 7th September (Via Microsoft Teams)

Please note: the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12:00pm 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're looking for an impressive writer/editor to work on our information portfolio to join our busy and creative Publishing team. With excellent writing skills and a compassionate approach, you will contribute to this vital source of support. You’ll help people affected by dementia to enjoy fulfilled lives, whatever their background and needs.

You’ll have demonstrable experience producing and editing accurate, engaging and accessible copy, preferably health information or in a charity. You’ll be managing projects from editorial development through to final delivery, so it’s essential that you can manage a busy workload and deliver to tight deadlines.

To ensure our content makes a difference you’ll measure and record its impact. You’ll liaise with people affected by dementia, internal teams and external partners to build understanding and insight to reflect and represent the reality of dementia.

This is not a health journalism role but you will contribute to internal and external comms including the promotion of our information support and team activities. This will include occasional work with storytellers, feature writers and journalists in other teams across the Society.

About you

- Be a skilled and compelling writer and editor.
- Be able to create clear, powerful health information content & work hard across print and digital channels.
- Ability to adapt quickly, demonstrate empathy and apply a solutions-based approach to meeting the information needs of our audiences.
- Committed to putting the needs of people affected by dementia at the heart of our information provision.

Person Specification

- Excellent interpersonal skills, being approachable and friendly.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent attention to detail, grammar and spelling.
- Excellent IT skills and ability to use Microsoft packages confidently.
- Be enthusiastic and passionate with a can-do attitude.
- Be able to work collaboratively with other team members if/when required.

You may have experience of the following: Assistant Editor, Editor, Assistant Writer, Writer, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Journalism, Editorial Assistant, Junior Editor, Copywriter, Publishing Assistant, etc.

Ref: 135 463
Posted on: 05 August 2022
Closing date: 25 August 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 135463
Tags: Marketing