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Planning and Projects Officer

Job Introduction

Diabetes UK has an ambitious and exciting strategy – A generation to end the harm 2020-2025 – with a focus on improving outcomes for all people affected by and at risk of diabetes, making a difference to lives in the ways that matter most. This role plays a pivotal part in ensuring we plan effectively across the charity to deliver our strategy in a co-ordinated and impactful way.

Interviews: 8 December (online)

Second stage interviews: 13 December (face to face at Wells Lawrence House, London)

Role Responsibility

In this role you will:

  • Oversee and support the business planning and impact measurement framework to ensure effective delivery of our strategy
  • Oversee and embed our cross-charity project prioritisation approach
  • Drive our corporate project management approach and capacity across the organisation

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of supporting business planning and project management
  • Experience of impact measurement and reporting
  • Experience in planning and facilitating workshops and meetings
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience of managing multiple deadlines and activities
  • Highly IT literate and able to use digital tools to support planning
  • Solution-focussed with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and an understanding of which channels to use to communicate with a range of stakeholders

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 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

Diabetes UK

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