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Diabetes Stories Officer

Job Introduction

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.

We have a brilliant and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our ‘Connected Working’ framework which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role of course.  We do not dictate the number of days you have to attend the office.

Interview Dates

Stage 1: W/C 29 August 2022

Stage 2: W/C 5 September 2022


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 recruitment@diabetes.org.uk

Role Responsibility

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.

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 £1,500 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 nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

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

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK


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