Media and Communications Officer
Job description (permanent link): Job_Description-Media_&_Communications_Officer_(Northern_Ireland)
Job Tenure: Permanent
Location: Diabetes UK Northern Ireland office, Belfast
Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 per annum
Application closing date: Monday, 29 April 2013 (5pm)
Interview date: Monday,13 May 2013
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK. Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes.
We are looking for a suitable person to ensure the delivery of effective external and internal communications, and provide support Diabetes UK campaigns in Northern Ireland. This is a key role in the continued delivery of a strong media, public profile and promotion of key campaigns to improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.
You will be responsible for implementing a proactive media plan to raise and maintain a high profile for the charity and its work across the various media channels and in supporting the Northern Ireland team in discrete areas of work. The role will also involve giving advice and support on media work, producing press releases, feature articles for both internal and external publication, and web stories.
You will ideally have demonstrable experience in media and communications to provide effective, creative and inspiring communications across established /emerging media channels. You will also have a sound knowledge of the Northern Ireland media and social media, and ability to write high quality media releases.
In this role, you’ll be expected to have knowledge of healthcare issues, diabetes and experience of voluntary organisations would be desirable.
In return, we provide Group Personal Pension scheme, Childcare Voucher scheme, flexi-time working, Life Assurance/Death in Service Benefits, and more.
For more information and to apply please visit www.i-appoint.co.uk/diabetesuk and complete our downloadable application form.
Select the appropriate vacancy and click ‘Apply For Job’. If not registered already you will be required to register on the i-appoint website.
Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application’s supporting statement and send your form in good time to reach us by the closing date.
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