Title: Stories Officer
Salary: Circa £26,044 per annum (plus £3500 London Allowance if applicable)
Hours/Contract: 35 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Based: UK wide, with some travel required to London office (Albert Embankment, Vauxhall)
Closing date: 25th July 2022
Interview date: TBC
Are you a journalist looking to work for a cause? Can you sensitively support people of all ages and backgrounds to share their personal stories in their own words? Can you bring others along with you as you champion, steward and promote our storytelling internally and externally at Marie Curie?
We're looking for a resourceful and innovative story-gathering expert to source powerful stories from people who have been helped by Marie Curie, and support them in sharing what they've been through. You'll also be interviewing people affected by terminal illness who are struggling financially or experiencing poor care when they haven't got long to live, as Marie Curie continues to fight for a world where everyone gets to have the best experience possible at the end of their lives.
You'll have solid experience of interviewing people who are going through emotionally difficult or challenging times. You'll be a natural when it comes to sourcing engaging storytellers, interviewing with sensitivity, and writing up stories that move people to donate, fundraise, volunteer and campaign with us.
You'll champion best practice storytelling with teams across the charity, helping to develop our Stories function, and making sure that these real-life experiences are used effectively and appropriately, and are at the heart of everything we do.
You'll have a nose for an emotive angle, as well as a sharp understanding of what makes a strong story for use across PR and our campaigning work, often working to very tight deadlines.
Highly developed written and spoken communication skills are key, along with the ability to engage with diverse groups of people about often very personal and difficult issues.
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
Shortlisting and Interviews will happen on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.
Every day of your life matters - from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We're a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Everyone knows our daffodil, but it's our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.