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Senior Mobilisation Officer

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Job Introduction

Diabetes UK is looking for a talented and passionate Senior Mobilisation Officer to play a vital role in growing the number of people living with and at risk of diabetes in our local campaigning and influencing work.

Interview Date: 7th November 2018.

Role Responsibility

  • Work collaboratively across regional and national teams to increase impact and numbers of people involved in local campaigning and influencing activity
  • Act as the liaison with local influencing teams to better understand what their needs are and developing shared objectives for mobilising people affected diabetes around influencing goal
  • Support the development of local campaigns, campaign plans, key messages and calls to action to provide compelling and creative opportunities for supporter mobilisation.
  • Working with colleagues in the Volunteer Development team to develop new tools, training and communications to help our Local Groups to get involved in our campaigning and influencing work.
  • Capturing and sharing good practice, ideas and activities that increase our impact

The Ideal Candidate

  • Significant experience working in a campaigns role with direct experience working with networks of volunteers or campaigners
  • Good project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to forge good working relationships and collaborative ways of working externally and internally
  • Experience developing creative opportunities to engage and motivate people to get involved in campaigning and influencing change at a local level - especially within the health system
  • Positivity, confidence and a real passion for campaigning

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 

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 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. 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 4.6 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.

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable 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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