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Regional Support Officer - South East Coast and London

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

Job Introduction

The South East Coast and London teams provides a crucial link between Diabetes UK and the community. We work to improve outcomes and access to diabetes care, empower people to live better and more confident lives with diabetes, and engage with diverse communities across the region to provide support and information.
The Regional Support Officer ensures the efficient operation of the regional team, supporting day to day administration and related internal and external services. You will also be the first point of contact in the region to so will provide excellent customer care in providing support and information for people living with, and affected by, diabetes

We have a brilliant and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our ‘Connected Working’ framework which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role of course.  We do not dictate the number of days you have to attend the office.

Interview stage 1: 17 August 2022 (MS Teams)
Interview stage 2: TBC (London Office) 

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 recruitment@diabetes.org.uk

Role Responsibility

As Regional Support Officer you will provide full administrative services to a team that is geographically dispersed across the region. You will manage financial process and ensure compliance with organisational policies regarding GDPR, health and safety, including undertaking risk assessments. You will support the set up and delivery of both face to face and online events. Crucially as first point of contact for the team you will provide excellent customer service to members of the public.

The Ideal Candidate

As Regional Support Officer you will be self-motivated with the ability to prioritise a varied workload. You will have proven experience of office admin systems, excellent IT skills, including use of CRM/data management systems and online platforms. You will be someone who can work effectively with colleagues, understanding their administrative needs and responding positively. You will  have experience of organising online and face to face events. You will have excellent customer service experience and able to engage with a diverse range of people and be willing to travel across the region to support events and other activity.

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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