Memory Walk and Events Media Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Salary: £25,300 - £27,628 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 03 December 2020

Interview Date: W/C 7 December 2020

Contact: Harriet Southwood - 07784037578

Memory Walk and Events Media Officer

Reference Number: VAC1844

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

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 our busy media team, helping to deliver high impact campaigns for our Memory Walks, sports events and mass participation campaigns.

Alzheimer’s Society is looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual with a great news sense and proactivity, who can bring creativity to any story. The role will cover regional and national press, so experience in one or both areas is needed.

You will be fundamental in generating awareness and sign ups for our big fundraising events, from our Memory Walk and Cupcake Day to the London Marathon. The successful candidate will spot proactive opportunities on a daily basis to drive awareness and participation of our fundraising events by securing coverage. You will also have experience or knowledge of working with case studies and ideally high-profile celebrity Ambassadors and supporters.

You must have the ability to develop productive relationships with journalists across regional, national and consumer press and excellent written and verbal skills. You will also be willing and able to travel, occasionally, outside of working hours to event locations and be able to organise and co-ordinate media activity on-location, such as photographers, celebrities and media.

About you

You will possess a great news sense and ability to think creatively to get cut through in the media and will be able to jump on and maximise opportunities. You must have an interest in working with regional and national media 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. 

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact or telephone 07784 037578.

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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