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Publications Officer

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

Job Introduction

The Publications Officer role is pivotal in supporting the development and delivery of Diabetes UK’s portfolio of printed health information guides, leaflets and flagship subscription magazines to better promote the seriousness of diabetes, help more people manage their condition and encourage a wider range of supporters to get involved or contribute to the cause.

Interview Date: 4 or 5 February 2020

Role Responsibility

  • Conceive, edit, develop and produce new content as well as update existing content.
  • Plan, research, project manage, write, produce, edit and proof content across a range of outputs, including but not limited to print and online information resources.
  • Support the Publications Manager with commissioning and producing engaging content.
  • Take editorial responsibility for My Life magazine and owning the My Life digital platform, ensuring that the content is relevant and up to date.
  • Assist in the writing, planning and development of Balance and Update magazines.
  • Support the Publications Manager in overseeing print schedules, stock levels and reprints, working closely with the printers and warehouse.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An excellent writer, editor and proof-reader, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Exceptionally organised with excellent time management
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Process-driven and able to work under pressure
  • Proactive and able to prioritise own work
  • Creative, solution-focused and able to think outside the box
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills
  • A team player, with the ability to work with colleagues across the organisation
  • Passionate about making a difference to the lives of people living with diabetes, so that they have the information and support they need, and helping to improve their long-term health outcomes.

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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