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  • Communications Officer

    Salary: £19,381 - £21,535

    Full Time

    Are you looking to start your career in PR by working for a national charity? Are you an organised, confident person with an interest in the media, interested in telling a good story and helping in a busy press office? If so, then the National Osteoporosis Society is looking for you.

    The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis. The charity is based in Camerton, near Bath and the press office is busy, interactive and sociable.
    The role needs someone who is efficient, who likes to plan and report, and who has good writing and telephone skills. It would suit someone who is looking to start their career in PR and who would like to be part of an exciting and forward-thinking charity.

    The job entails organising, updating and managing the case study database, monitoring the media and looking for opportunities for the charity to tell its story, helping with social media, interviewing and talking to staff and people with osteoporosis and making sure that the work we do is measured, analysed and interpreted to show that we are making a difference to those we help.

    Interviews

    Interviews will be held in Camerton, Bath w/c 24th July 2017.

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Head of Communications the Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting the press office functions including case study management, media monitoring, social media content generation, press release writing and general awareness raising of the charity.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Manage the case study database including reviewing all activity undertaken with case studies, keeping track of changes in circumstance and being able to recommend case studies for internal departments. Also interviewing new case studies, completing template forms and managing expectation in terms of media contact. To be the single point of contact for case studies across the charity.
    • To review the news on a daily basis and to recommend possible content for social media, the charity’s website and for our publications.
    • Using software, to monitor the news for mentions of the charity and key words and distribute as appropriate.
    • To keep in touch with the regional team, to gain stories from them and to support them with PR where appropriate including writing their quarterly newsletter.
    • To analyse social media followers, to follow people and organisations that would be of benefit to the charity and to ensure that any issues are flagged to the team.
    • To measure the impact of campaigns, to analyse the data from the social media work and to make recommendations (in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Officer) about possible improvements.
    • To manage the Communications Team’s administration including raising purchase orders, booking travel and getting quotes for video and other production.
    • To manage the production of Volunteer Network News and the regional PR required for the support groups, in conjunction with the Content Manager.
    • Undertake any other tasks as reasonably required by the team

     

    Person specification

    Essential

    • Excellent organisation skills, able to manage multiple projects to tight deadlines
    • A keen eye for detail including flagging any issues in advance
    • Process-driven but with the ability to be creative when necessary
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Numerate, able to produce and interpret social media and traditional PR analysis
    • A self-starter, able to work on their own initiative and a team player
    • Commitment to delivering high standards of customer service

     

    Desirable

    • Experiencing of handling case studies for a charity or another organisation
    • Experience with interviewing case studies
    • Experience with writing press releases
    • Experience of running social media campaigns
    • Experience with producing video content for the web
    • Experience with suggesting new ways to target audiences
    • Experience of using CRM databases

     

    Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@nos.org.uk by 12.00 Noon on Friday 14th July 2017. 

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  • Trust Fundraising Officer

    Salary: Up to £26,486 per annum including benefits |Location, Camerton Near Bath

    Full Time

    The National Osteoporosis Society wants a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures. We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

    Grants from charitable trusts and foundations are a key source of vital funds for the Charity. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Trust Fundraising team to help us achieve ambitious growth targets.

    You’ll be responsible for identifying trusts and foundations with potential to support the work of the charity, and for securing income by developing and submitting compelling grant applications. You’ll also produce follow-up reports for funders and ensure that records are kept accurate and up to date.

    We’re seeking a natural communicator with excellent writing skills who can turn complex information into persuasive copy. You’ll be well organised, have strong attention to detail, and be able to forge effective working relationships with colleagues and funders.

    If you are self-motivated, target-driven and enjoy working as part of a team we would love to hear from you.

     

    Job Description

    Interviews and Applications

    Please apply using the Apply now button by 12:00 noon on 14th July 2017. Interviews will be held at Camerton Bath on 24th July 2017

    Background

    The National Osteoporosis Society wants a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures. We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

    The charity has ambitious plans to expand its work and reach out to more of the three million people in the UK affected by this devastating condition. We believe that income from trusts and foundations has the potential to play an increasingly important role in funding our future growth, and the Trust Fundraising Officer will play a key role in developing this income stream.

    The Role

    The Trust Fundraising Officer plays a key part in raising vital funds to support the work of the charity, furthering the growth in income from trusts and foundations by contributing to the planning and delivery of the trust fundraising programme.

    Reporting to the Trust Fundraising  Manager, the Trust Fundraising Officer is responsible for making a significant contribution to the achievement of a six-figure income target by researching, developing and submitting compelling funding proposals.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and research trusts and foundations with potential to support the work of the charity
    • Build relationships and liaise with colleagues in order to build compelling cases for support for an agreed range of projects, or areas of the organisations work
    • Generate income from trusts and foundations by developing accurate, well written and well-targeted applications, including large five and six figure applications
    • Submit timely reports to trusts and foundations, ensuring high standards are consistently met.
    • Build and maintain long-term relationships with new and existing trusts and foundations through regular communication, with a view to optimising success rates and maximising the value and duration of support.
    • Manage and maintain accurate records of trusts and applications on the charity’s CRM system.
    • Help to develop and refine team processes and contribute to ongoing monitoring and evaluation using the CRM system
    • Contribute to planning and management of team processes and ways of working
    • Coach and support the Trust Fundraising Administrator as needed
    • Lead on team projects as directed by the Trusts Fundraising Manager
    • Deputise for the Trust Fundraising Manager when needed
    • Develop a good understanding of the National Osteoporosis Society’s work in order to write effective applications.
    • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested by senior managers.

    Person specification

    Essential

    • Proven track record of generating income from charitable trusts and foundations
    • Experience of securing five-figure grants/donations or an IOF or equivalent fundraising qualification.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the charity sector funding environment including best practice
    • Excellent writing skills, able to synthesise complex information and develop persuasive and compelling applications
    • Ability to make use of a wide variety of sources to produce comprehensive and informative research on prospective funders
    • Experience of developing and maintaining key relationships with trusts and foundations and a thorough understanding of how charitable trusts and foundations operate
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with a track record of developing effective working relationships
    • Enthusiastic, with the ability to work as part of a motivated and committed team
    • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with high standards of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload and meet targets and deadlines
    • Self-starter, able to organise own workload to meet deadlines
    • IT literate, with a good working knowledge of the MS Office suite
    • Availability to attend occasional evening or weekend events

     

    Desirable

    • Experience of securing grants of over £30,000
    • Experience of using CRM databases
    • Numerate, with an understanding of budgetary management
    • Interest in health-related issues
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent

     

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The National Osteoporosis Society is an equal opportunities employer.

National Osteoporosis Society is a registered charity No 1102712 Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No 4995013. Scotland charity number SC039755

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 the National Osteoporosis Society collects information relevant to the job role for which you are applying and will only use this information for the purposes of processing your application. We will hold this information about you securely and will retain it during the application process. If you are unsuccessful your application will be securely destroyed after one year; see our Data Protection Policy for further information.

By submitting your application you consent to the processing and retention of your personal data and confirm that the information contained within it is true to the best of your knowledge and no material facts have been omitted.

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