Media Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Based in London and the South East

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

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 27 October 2021

Interview Date: Interview TBC

Contact: Tatjana Trposka - Tatjana.Trposka@alzheimers.org.uk

Media Officer

reference number: VAC2466

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

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

At Alzheimer’s Society, we are passionately committed to creating a dementia movement that inspires people to take action and unite against the UK’s biggest killer. 

Have you got what it takes to build on our success so far in making dementia the health and social care issue of our time? Then we can promise you a stimulating and varied role in our busy Regional Media Team, helping to build and maintain a high impact, positive media profile for the charity.

Working within the Regional Media team, the Media Officer will deliver Alzheimer’s Society’s external communication work at a local and regional level – raising the charity’s profile while increasing public understanding of dementia in London and the South East.

This role will give you a chance to really make a difference to people affected by dementia who need our support, more than ever.

About you

We are looking for a tenacious, committed and ambitious Media Officer who has a great news sense and an ability to think creatively to secure media coverage. You must have a good understanding of regional media and will be able to spot, and maximise, PR opportunities.

You will be required to work autonomously and as part of different project groups to deliver a range of creative and integrated campaigns across regional broadcast, print and online media to reach key audiences. Through compassionate and powerful storytelling you will engage and inspire people to help us support the 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and their families.

Our employees work hard to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition, and options for agile working, 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. 

Visit our Working for Us pages for 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). 

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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