Temporary role, contract January-September 2018; 17¼ hours per week
Salary: £9.920 / (£19,841 full-time equivalent)
Are you keen to be part of creating change in a charity environment? Do you understand how to monitor and contribute to draft policy? Influencing those who legislate, commission and provide services and healthcare is a key part of our commitment to improving the lives of people with epilepsy. This role helps to deliver this objective.
With a good understanding of the need for this work, you will be able to participate in research, analysis, consultation responses and campaign development. From behind-the-scenes influencing to full-on public campaigning, you will play a role in improving all aspects of living with epilepsy.
You will need to demonstrate skills or experience in policy and campaigns work and be an excellent communicator. Being able to rapidly understand, and explain, complex policy issues, you will be involved in working with our grassroots campaign volunteers. An understanding of the UK healthcare and political systems would be helpful.
As part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team, your work will have an impact on the day-to-day lives of people living with epilepsy, bringing about concrete changes. Working on a wide range of issues, the role will keep you busy and engaged.
Epilepsy Action is a UK charity with an international reputation. Member-led, we have a unique role as the voice of people living with epilepsy. Our goal is to improve the lives of everybody affected by epilepsy and we set our sights high. Our staff are central to ensuring we achieve our objectives and we are committed to supporting and encouraging people to achieve their best.
- Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 22 November 2017
- Interview date: 7 and 8 December 2017
- Job Ref: PCO/17
Temporary role, contract ends 21 December 2018; 30 hours per week to include at least four afternoons
Salary: £19,609 / (£22,550 full-time equivalent)
An exciting opportunity is available for someone to join our highly respected and award-winning in-house PR and campaigns team. Working within our Communications Department, the role is key in helping to raise awareness of epilepsy and the charity’s vital work.
Ideally you will have experience in a PR and media role, a relevant qualification and be ready to join a busy but supportive and dedicated team. Excellent written, telephone and interpersonal skills are a must, along with a can-do approach. The team achieves high levels of media coverage and with your help we will do even more.
As well as writing press releases and working with the media, you will be involved in all areas of our PR work. You will work with our media volunteers and be involved in our social media work. It’s a well-rounded PR role that will mean you never get bored
Epilepsy Action is a national charity with an international reputation. Member-led, we have a unique role as the voice of people living with epilepsy. Our goal is to improve the lives of everybody affected by epilepsy and we set our goals high. Our staff are central to ensuring we achieve our objective and we are committed to supporting and encouraging people to achieve their best.
Read the job description and person specification
- Closing date: Midday, 27 November 2017
- Interview date: 13/14 December 2017
- Job Ref: MO/17
No CVs will be accepted.
- Application form [PDF] for either printing off and writing on, or completing electronically. Adobe Reader 11 or above is required to fill out this form. Download Adobe Reader for free.
- Microsoft Word version (can be used on other word processing software)
- Accessible version
Please send electronic applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and printed applications to Recruitment, Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY
Epilepsy Action is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the training and development of its staff.
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Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification.