Diabetes Stories Officer
Nearly five million people live with diabetes – and more than 13 million people are at risk. Every single one of these people has an authentic story to tell about their diabetes journey that may help inform and inspire others.
Stepping into this exciting role and reporting to the Stories Manager in our busy Content & News team, you’ll be a really organised self-starter with a flair for proactively and sensitively searching out people with powerful diabetes stories to tell.
You’ll be keen to support and grow the organisation’s ability to tell these stories. And you will want to ensure our key supporters feel an affinity with us and our mission, through the telling of real-life stories in a mix of formats on our website, in the press, in social media, in videos and our printed publications.
1st stage: W/C 1 November 2021 via Microsoft Teams
2nd Stage: Date TBC but will be face-to-face at Wells Lawrence House, London
As Diabetes Stories Officer in Content & News, you’ll be joining a team that is dedicated to strengthening and maintaining our position as the trusted source of information, and powerful supportive voice for everyone living with, affected by, and at risk of diabetes.
You’ll be a part of our small but brilliant stories team, which is responsible for spotting great human interest stories about diabetes, its treatment and management, and turning them into powerful case studies that demonstrate our impact, and enhance content across our owned and earned communications channels.
Your ideas and expertise will support our mission to provide high profile content that drives awareness, engagement and conversion, that promotes the work of Diabetes UK and that gives a voice to of people living with and affected by diabetes.
The Ideal Candidate
You must be passionate about people, highly skilled at drawing out their stories and great at re-telling them in copy, in commissioned videos and images and repurposing them for our print, social and website channels. You’ll also care about the small but significant details too.
You will understand the sensitivities around representing personal stories to the wider public, and the importance of ensuring individuals are clear about how, when and where we are using their stories, being aware of safeguarding issues where appropriate, and building and maintaining close relationships between individuals and Diabetes UK.
Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. You might find the following resources useful:
- To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
- To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here
If you have any questions, please contact HRAdvice@diabetes.org.uk
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
- Discounts on gym membership
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
- 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
For the 4.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, there’s no day off. So, at Diabetes UK, we’re leading the fight every day, campaigning for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.
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’re very excited to have been placed in the top 30 best UK charities to work for, and in the top 75 best large companies in London.
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 please visit our website