Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this role is 23:59 on the closing date.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity – the only one focused on solving all the challenges faced by people affected by dementia. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia..

Communications Officer Responsibilities:

Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society is growing like never before. We raised over £80m last year, 9% more than the previous year, and we have even bigger ambitions for the future – bringing hope to everyone living with this devastating condition and advancing the search for a cure. The coronavirus crisis has forced us to put some of our plans on hold, but we are working in new and innovative ways to continue to secure funding to deliver our critical work.

Can you help to make this happen?

Our talented high-value fundraisers are generating an increasing number of exciting funding opportunities. In this crucial partnership role, you’ll work with individual, trust and corporate fundraisers to understand each potential donor and put together exciting, tailored funding packages. Developing in-depth knowledge of all our activities, you’ll make sure we have all the project and budget details for a successful application. You’ll then draft compelling proposals that inspire new donations and partnerships, and demonstrate the impact of these donations through powerful impact reports.

A great chance to act as an ambassador for people affected by dementia, this role offers the opportunity to showcase your creativity and ability to inspire with words, and to build productive relationships across a busy organisation.

Communications Officer Requirements:

With a flair for great writing, creative collaboration and internal engagement, you’ll be able to build strong relationships across the whole organisation – driven by curiosity and an eye for big ideas and small details. You’ll have proven experience of writing persuasively for a demanding audience, and particularly in making complex concepts accessible.

Day-to-day, you’ll relish the challenge of taking each new brief as it comes: understanding a prospect’s priorities, developing a plan to win their support, and conveying this vision in whatever way is necessary for success. You’ll be hungry for feedback that helps you identify new ways to inspire and engage supporters, and adept at juggling tasks to meet deadlines when short-notice opportunities arise.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

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.

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.

Position: Impact Communications Officer
Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Contract type: Permanent, Full time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,300 - £27,628 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Closing date: 08 October 2020
Interview date: W/C October 12th

You may have experience of the following: Proposal Writer, Bid Writer, Business Development, New Business, Copy-Writing, Copy-Editing, Corporate Fundraising, Major Donors, Trusts and Foundations, Marketing, Charity, Not for Profit, Creative Agencies, etc.