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Internal Communications Officer (Fixed Term Contract 6 Months)

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

Job Introduction

We’re reviewing the structure of our internal communications team and that’s led to us creating a fixed-term role.  Our colleagues work in a number of locations so it’s critical for us to keep them updated on our work and informed on what they need to know to do their jobs.  As our internal communications officer, you’ll play a key role in managing our intranet and making sure we get our messages out through all our channels.

If you have previously applied for the role, you will need to apply again.

As part of the application process we will ask you to complete a written test to demonstrate your writing skills as well as taking part in a panel interview via MS Teams.

Interview date: 16 October 2020

Role Responsibility

You’ll work with the senior internal communications officer to agree monthly priorities and messages.  You’ll write compelling copy for our intranet and support others in writing articles too.  You’ll get involved a number of cross-charity projects, providing expert internal communications advice and guidance.  You’ll support our project to move our intranet to an upgraded version of SharePoint.  And as an internal communications officer, you’ll also support internal engagement events such as town halls. 

The Ideal Candidate

You already work in the field of internal communications and can communicate in a clear, attention-grabbing style.  You’re confident working with SharePoint Office 365 based intranets and creating digital resources such as videos and podcasts.  You’re used to managing a busy workload, meeting deadlines and never losing your attention to detail.  You can coach others to help them develop their writing skills and give feedback to them sensitively and constructively.  As an Internal Communications Officer, you can confidently persuade others and adapt your communications to suit each audience.

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)
  • 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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