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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 role working with all parts of the charity to ensure we plan effectively to deliver our strategy in a co-ordinated and impactful way.

Interview Date: 31 January 2022

Role Responsibility

In this role you will be part of Strategy and Planning, a highly supportive and collaborative team with a unique overview across the charity.  The team helps colleagues across Diabetes UK achieve our strategy outcomes - bigger, better and faster. We continuously reflect, learn and improve – and encourage others to do the same.

In this role you will

  • Oversee and support the business planning and impact measurement framework to help achieve our strategy outcomes
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to make sure projects get the resources they need at the right time to deliver maximum impact.
  • Drive our project management approach so that we can make an even bigger difference for people living with or at risk of diabetes.

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

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 HRAdvice@diabetes.org.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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