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Programme Assistant

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

Job Introduction

We are in the final year, of a three year programme, to deliver Diabetes UK Revolution in Understanding and Support Programme. This was established to drive an increase in public understanding of the seriousness of diabetes, while establishing Diabetes UK as the trusted source of diabetes information and support, and growing the charity’s income.

Working closely with the Programme Manager and Programme Coordinator to support the delivery of Revolution by providing administrative support and helping monitor the performance and impact of key engagement and fundraising activities, to ensure the programme is delivered successfully and achieve Programme goals.

This role is part time working 2 days a week.

1st stage telephone interviews on 21 March 2019

2nd stage panel interview on 25 March 2019

Role Responsibility

Support effective delivery of the Revolution In Understanding and Support Programme 2016-2019 including scheduling and notetaking at regular workstream meetings, updating the programme’s pages on our internal website (iKnow), summarising monthly management accounts and ensuring programme documentation is in order.

Coordinate planning and performance within the Engagement and Fundraising Directorate, requesting, collecting and collating KPI data from across the directorate in a timely manner. 

The Ideal Candidate

Someone who can hit the ground running, is organised, has good interpersonal skills and likes to work in a team environment. You can manage multiple deadlines, summarise information in a clear way and feel confident collecting information from people of all levels.  If you have previous experience of supporting a project/programme that would be an advantage, but it’s not essential.

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
  • Cycle to work scheme

*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 potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and there are 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. 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 4.7 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.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk 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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