Media Officer (Policy and Research)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: London

Salary: £25,300 - £27,628 (depending on skills and experience) (+ London allowance of £3,600)

Working Hours: 35 Hours Per Week

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: eleanorandsheryl@alzheimersorg.uk

Media Officer (Policy and Research)

Reference: VAC1141

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this role 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. Until the day we find a cure, our mission is to change the landscape of dementia forever.

About the role

Every day across Alzheimer’s Society, our people tell our story: to someone with dementia; to a commissioner; to a funder; to a researcher; to a politician; to a volunteer. We need people to unite against dementia if we are to achieve the ambitious aims of the New Deal on Dementia. Our mission will succeed only if we galvanise a movement against dementia.

Have you got what it takes to build on our success so far in making dementia the issue of our time? Then we can promise you a stimulating and varied role in an award winning team in our busy national office in central London. The successful candidate will spot proactive opportunities on a daily basis to frame, provoke and sustain the dialogue on dementia, ensuring it is seen and discussed as a major global 21st century issue, and that we are the go-to thought leader. You will devise and execute creative, integrated campaigns that advocate the rights of people with dementia, change public policy and galvanise people to join with us as part of a social movement for change. Your campaigns will also better ensure Alzheimer’s Society is known for funding research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia.

About you
You will possess a great news sense, a flair for placing stories that build an evidence based narrative, and the ability to jump on and maximise opportunities in the media. You must have experience of working with the national media, excellent communication skills, an understanding of the political environment, and the desire to work in a fast-paced team committed to making a difference.

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. 

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.

Additional Information

Job description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

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.

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

Apply now