How to apply
We are looking for a dedicated and talented media relations professional to become our Regional Media Officer for the South West region. It is an exciting job that includes using the media as a tool to influence change at a local level in line with our key national and regional priorities. You will also promote the fundraising achievements of our volunteers and support our local groups and volunteers to promote the work they do to improve the lives of all people living with diabetes.
You will be part of a small but dynamic regional team and will be managed by the South West Regional Head with dotted line management from the central media team. Our media team plays a central role in Diabetes UK's work to make life better for people with diabetes or at risk of developing the condition, and their loved ones. We secure regular high-profile coverage that raises awareness of the seriousness of diabetes; campaign for improvements in diabetes healthcare; and communicate potentially life-saving health messages.
Not only will you be able to make a real difference to people's lives, but it is a brilliant opportunity for you to make your mark in charity communications as part of a friendly and high-achieving team.
Interviews: Thursday 19 September
What we can offer you:
*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
We are looking for someone who has substantial experience of regional media relations and a knowledge of using the media as a campaigning tool. Strong writing skills and the ability to identify powerful case studies are essential. You will need an organised approach to work and be a strong team player. You will need to be flexible, and willing to contribute to and support the work of all those in this small but hard-working regional team, sometimes outside the immediate remit of the job.