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Engagement Officer

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

Job Introduction

Working closely with the South East Regional Team, the Engagement Officer will be responsible for raising the profile of, and increasing regional activity related to diabetes. Initially (for at least) the first year we would anticipate the bulk of the work to be around the prevention agenda but over time this may develop into other aspects of Diabetes UK work depending on regional need.

This is a  21 hours/3 days role, either Tuesday-Thursday or Monday-Wednesday.

Role Responsibility

The Engagement Officer will work closely with the Regional Head and Improving Care Manager in supporting influencing activity across the region. The focus for at least the first year will be on prevention of type 2 diabetes.

The Engagement officer will work closing with Volunteer Development staff within the region in supporting and developing volunteers to promote and increase activity related to greater awareness of diabetes, again initially focused on prevention of type 2 diabetes.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, presentation and team working team working skills and have experience in building effective relationships and partnerships. 

They will also have experience of working with volunteers or volunteering and ideally have a knowledge of the NHS/Public Health agenda.

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 permanent health insurance 

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.6 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment. 

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

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? 

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