Buckinghamshire OX9, Thame

£18,000 - £21,000 depending on experience


About the organisation

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is a global non-profit organization that promotes a program of diet and lifestyle management that has been shown ... Read more

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate individual to help manifest our digital strategy. You will gain invaluable experience by helping to manage, improve and contribute to our global presence within the MS community. The Digital Content Assistant role would suit a recent graduate or someone looking to start out in social media, comms or marketing.

To apply, please send both CV and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 

The Charity

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is a small, yet rapidly growing and dynamic charity bringing a fresh approach to the multiple sclerosis community in the UK and around the world. Our goal is to reach each and every person with MS in the world, providing them with information on the OMS 7-Step Recovery Program – a thoroughly-researched diet and lifestyle approach that has been shown to benefit people with MS.

Our digital presence is crucial to achieving our mission as well as providing detailed information to support our online community.

By working closely with our Digital Content Manager you will gain invaluable experience by helping to manage, improve and contribute to our global presence within the MS community.

With your natural compassion and empathy, your digital communication will have a profound effect on the lives of every member of our community. The work you do will give you hands on experience in managing digital content on a global scale.

The Role & Responsibilities

This role would suit someone who has recently graduated or is looking to kickstart their career with a unique opportunity in digital marketing. It will provide you with a broad, cross-channel experience in the digital field in an industry like no other

This role will involve assisting the Digital Content Manager with the following tasks:

  • Creating content, both written and multimedia, for our website, email and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Growing our social media following and website traffic
  • Actively engaging with our global community
  • Proactively monitoring and identifying new and existing trends and opportunities
  • Collaborating with others to coordinate digital campaigns and activities
  • Moderating community forums
  • Monitoring social media queries and community management
  • Analytics and reporting for digital channels including email, web and social media
  • Collaborating with our Community Management, Fundraising and Events colleagues

The Candidate

You will be joining a dynamic team and our wider OMS community to support and empower those with multiple sclerosis.  

The successful candidate for the Digital Content Assistant role will be someone starting out in digital with the following qualities:

  • Inquisitive and passionate about making a difference
  • A flexible and collaborative team player
  • Full of ideas and interested in social media and/or blogging
  • Self-motivated problem solver
  • Ability to communicate both compassionately and effectively
  • Looking to utilise and improve their digital skill set

We anticipate that the person who is the perfect fit for this exciting role will have these required skills:

  • Strong written communication (essential)
  • A keen interest in social media and/or blogging (essential)
  • University degree or experience working in a related field (essential)
  • Hungry to learn with good attention to detail
  • Computer literate and confident learning new programs and software
  • Be comfortable working with numbers
  • Have good time management skills and ability to multitask
  • Interest in health and wellness including diet, exercise and/or meditation  

Desirable (not essential) skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working or volunteering for a charity
  • Previous experience promoting content through social media channels
  • Content management system experience (e.g. Wordpress or Squarespace) or basic HTML
  • Image editing and design skills
  • Video editing skills or experience

You will be joining us at a pivotal time in our growth with a unique team of committed, passionate and enthusiastic colleagues.  The work we do changes lives every single day offering the right individual a personal job satisfaction like nothing else. Depending on skills and experience, you will be given a generous salary of between £18,000 and £21,000 p.a. for this role.

Please send both CV and cover letter for your application to be considered. 

Please note, Overcoming MS will begin screening candidates prior to the closing date and an invitation to interview and appointment could be made ahead of this date.