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Interim Communications Manager

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting role that will enable the post-holder to influence change across Wales in line with our key campaign and national priorities, promoting the fundraising achievements of our volunteers and supporting our local groups and volunteers with the work they do to improve the lives of all people living with diabetes.

Role Responsibility

This role will lead, develop, deliver and Diabetes UK’s communications work in Wales through management of proactive and reactive media, website and social media.

You will be part of a small but energetic and ambitious national team, reporting to the National Director. You will also work with Volunteer Development, Fundraising and Influencing colleagues in the Wales office as well as our amazing volunteers, Local Groups and Communities.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need an organised approach to work and be a strong team player. You will need to be flexible to contributing to and supporting the work of all those in this small but hard-working national team, sometimes outside of the immediate remit of the job.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of developing, delivering and assessing communications projects and experience of website and social media management. 

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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Diabetes UK

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