Impact Communications Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 08 December 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Amy Reid - 07814 317724 amy.reid@alzheimers.org.uk

Impact Communications Officer

Reference number: VAC2679

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

This is a varied and exciting communications role which sits in the fast-paced Impact Communications team in the Fundraising directorate. In the role, you’ll work closely with colleagues across High Value Fundraising to lead on writing funding proposals, impact reports and communications for special events. You’ll also be working collaboratively with teams across the organisation to gather the information you need to demonstrate impact for our donors – including major donors, trusts and corporate partners.

Working to briefs provided by fundraising relationship managers, you’ll use your knowledge of the organisation to create compelling and emotive narratives tailored to the donor, putting the stories of people affected by dementia at the heart of your proposals and reports. Your written work will engage supporters and encourage donations towards projects being delivered across Alzheimer’s Society. In the role, you’ll also review the written work of colleagues and feedback about how they can be strengthened in line with a set of quality principles.

Impact Communications is a close-knit, dynamic, virtual team who have the opportunity to get together face to face at least once a quarter. You’ll work closely alongside three other Impact Communications Officers and as part of the wider Supporter Impact team you’ll be empowering fundraising teams to deliver a first-class experience to their supporters.

About you

You’ll be a strategic thinker with a passion for creative writing who is able to juggle multiple projects at once. You’ll have a proven track record in producing high-quality written communications, ideally for a fundraising audience. And you’ll have experience in making complex information engaging and accessible for different audiences. You’ll have a problem-solving approach and be comfortable working in a busy team where no two weeks are the same.

A broad existing knowledge of the UK voluntary sector is required, while knowledge of working with high value audiences (charitable trusts, corporate partners and major donors) would be beneficial to the role, but not essential. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their communications skills and their understanding of High-Value Fundraising, as you’ll get the opportunity to take a creative lead on a huge range of written comms within a supportive and collaborative team.

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.  

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. 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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Job application guidance

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).

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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