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Commercial Digital Opportunities Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Digital is at the centre of our work and crucial to us realising our ambitious strategy but technology is also central to the way that many people manage their diabetes.  We are  expanding our offering in this area by setting up an income generating business unit aimed at supporting tech start-ups better understand the needs of people with diabetes.   The post holder will be a visionary leader and head up the business unit and develop the infrastructure necessary to begin to generate income in 2020. 

The contract is for 6 months and over this period the post holder will recruit the team, start testing ideas with the market and work alongside colleagues to ensure we can quickly scale up the operation in 2020. Key aspects of the role will include product development support, Running diabetes technology events and setting up a network of diabetes specialist to support start-up founders.

Role Responsibility

The Commercial Digital Opportunities Lead will own and drive the overall vision. They will be responsible for marketing and promotion and the development and maintenance of the business plan. They will build and lead a tea, and be responsible for the product development support, events and marketplace work streams.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, will be driven and solutions focused. They will have excellent interpersonal skill and the ability to work with and influence others. Additionally, they will be passionate about digital health and its possibilities, and able to demonstrate problems solving skills in a methodical and organised manner.

If you are looking for an opportunity to motivate and empower a team in a dynamic organisation and want to use and develop your digital knowledge, and management skills to help us meet the fastest-growing health crisis in the UK, we want to hear from you.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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