Media Manager Policy & Research (job-share)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Based in London and the South East

Salary: £42, 417 - £47,660 - pro rata (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 pro rata if applicable)

Working Hours: 14 per week

Closing Date: 08 December 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Contact: Claire Grindal - or 020 7423 3593.

Media Manager Policy & Research (job-share)

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by dementia to help them navigate some of the hardest and most frightening times of their lives, to provide help and hope for those who need us.

We provide support, practical advice and ‘navigation’ to others that can help. Together with people affected by dementia, we are a force for change - using research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that will help people keep control of their lives.

Have you got what it takes to build on our success so far? Then we can promise you a stimulating and varied role as a job-share maternity cover for our Media Manager specialising in policy and research, a pivotal delivery role in the growing Marketing and Communications directorate at Alzheimer’s Society.

You will play a vital part in positioning Alzheimer’s Society as the leading dementia charity in the UK at an exciting time for the charity, preparing for the launch of an ambitious new strategy next year. You will work closely with your job-share Media Manager partner and colleagues across all directorates to keep dementia firmly on the agenda, working with colleagues to develop creative, integrated campaigns that advocate the rights of people with dementia, change public policy, promote the Society as leaders in dementia research and galvanise individuals to join with us as part of a social movement for change 

You will play a critical role in successfully continuing and launching ambitious campaigns to address the fact that many people affected by dementia are telling us they simply don't get the care and support they need. You will also better ensure Alzheimer’s Society is known for funding research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia 

About you

As you might expect, building relationships with senior media figures will be an important aspect of your role. But equally important will be your ability to inspire and develop a team of two Media Officers and a shared Media Assistant. You will need to be proactive and adept at using evidence to build stories and campaigns. And demonstrate sound judgement in the evidence-led decisions you make for us 

This role calls for experience of working in a high-profile, busy media office - including proven ability to develop integrated media relations strategies, and the ability to build a network of contacts. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of working with the media to deliver impactful campaigns and key messages that shape the public agenda. 

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

If you're interested in being part of this exciting future, we want to hear from you. We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications for all people.  If you are considering applying, and something is holding you back – just give us a call, we love to talk!

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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