[Job] Diabetes UK, Head of Media, ??50-55k, clos 22 July 2011

I’ve just posted the Head of Content one too. There are four new “Heads of…” in the newly created Communications Directorate and the two I’ve posted are the nearest to science communication stuff, the other two are Head of Marketing and Head of Stakeholder Relations.

The other vacancies are here – I’ve already posted all the Research ones.


Diabetes UK
Head of Media 

Job Tenure: Permanent
Location: Camden, London
Salary: ??50,000 – ??55,000 per annum
Application closing date: Friday, 22nd July 2011 (5pm)
Interview date: w/c 25th July 2011

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Under our new CEO we are changing with a strategy that aims to raise the profile of the campaign to defeat diabetes. We are also developing our communications expertise and team so this is an exciting time to join Diabetes UK.

As well as radically enhancing our profile with target audiences using traditional and new media, the post-holder will fully contribute to the development and implementation of a new and comprehensive communications strategy for the organisation.


The Head of Media will play a leading role in raising the profile of Diabetes UK, enhancing its reputation with key audiences and campaigning via national, consumer and specialist media, producing strong quantifiable results.

Skills and experience required include:

??         Excellent experience of managing a successful national media relations function.

??         Strong management and leadership skills

??         Excellent negotiation and influencing

??         Strategic thinking and planning skills.

??         Highly professional communications skills.

??         Strong monitoring and evaluation skills.

??         Hi
gh level budget setting and financial monitoring skills.


In return, we provide Group Personal Pension scheme, Childcare Voucher scheme, 
flexi-time working, Life Assurance/Death in Service Benefits, enhanced Annual Leave entitlement and more.

To apply please send a CV and concise letter which covers the criteria laid out in the downloadable job description and return via email torecruitment@diabetes.org.uk . Or send via post to 10 Parkway, NW1 7AA. 

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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