[Job, Wales] @DiabetesUK, Communications Officer (mat cover) ??23k, clos 7 Sep 2011

General media comms and community engagement, which will naturally include a bit of scicomm 🙂


Diabetes UK
Communications Officer

Job Tenure: Maternity cover (approx 12 mths)

Job Location: Cardiff
Salary: ??23,000

Application Closing date: 07 September 2011   
Interview date/dates: w/c 12 September 2011

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today. Diabetes UK is the country???s largest charity devoted to the care, treatment and improvement of the quality of life for people with diabetes. Our success in supporting people is underpinned by our clear and consistent values relating to high performance, integrity, empowering, valuing others and working together.

The Welsh national office is situated in Cardiff and covers the whole of Wales. The key to tackling the issues raised by diabetes is good communication, whether to inform the public about the extent of current epidemic, how to understand and manage their condition, or what standards of care to expect from the NHS. Over the last two years we have developed our communication skills and now work across all media, with regular features on television and radio, in the national press and a continual presence online via the website, Twitter and Facebook.

Your main role will include managing communication with our stakeholders, and communicating clearly across the various platforms to ensure that the charity reaches its audience.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, with experience in a similar role, along with experience of developing and implementing strategies for communicating key messages in the media. You will have an understanding of the broadcast, print and online media in Wales, and the ability to write a news release to the highest standard. Good interpersonal and organisational skills are also essential, along with the ability to work in a team. Knowledge of the Welsh language is useful but not essential.
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 complete our downloadable application form and return via email to recruitment@diabetes.org.uk . Or send via post to 10 Parkway, NW1 7AA.
Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application???s supporting statement. CVs will not be accepted.

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

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