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At MS-UK, our staff are dedicated, talented professionals with a passion for making a difference. We pride ourselves on offering independent, unbiased information about all aspects of multiple sclerosis, so people affected by MS can make their own choices.

We believe that our commitment to the good health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders should extend to our staff and as such we offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

What our staff say

In 2017, we held an anonymous staff survey. Here’s what people said about working at MS-UK…

‘It is a great place to work.’

‘It feels like a family.’

‘Everyone is passionate about the work we do.’

‘I feel that MS-UK are mindful of staff wellbeing.’

‘Never a dull moment - and a great team working for a great cause.’

‘Humbling, rewarding and amazing at times.'

Jobs

Communications Officer

MS-UK is a national charity formed in 1993. We are here for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) – that’s around 107,000 people in the UK and 2.3 million worldwide. MS-UK is here for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, to empower them to live healthier and happier lives by improving the understanding of MS and providing support where it is needed most. We put people affected by MS at the heart of our work. Our team are dedicated with a passion for making a difference. We pride ourselves on offering independent, unbiased information and support so people with MS can make their own choices. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Communications Officer to join our dynamic team. Working alongside the Communications Manager and our Content Editor, you will create and deliver communication activities for the charity ensuring the implementation of MS-UK’s strategic aims for its brand, marketing, information and engagement.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced, high energy environment, have excellent communication skills and a passion for delivering high quality, creative campaigns. You will be an experienced marketing or communications professional (with at least one years’ experience in a similar role, ideally within the charity sector) and you will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering successful campaigns that showcase your copy writing flair and attention to detail. A natural with all media channels, you will be able to create images, photos and video for digital channels and have the ability to develop and work to a plan with tight deadlines. 

A strong working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Drupal (or similar) and Google Analytics is essential, as well as an understanding of SEO and Google AdWords. 

Read the full job description (PDF document)

This position is a full time role, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. The role is based at our office in Colchester, Essex and the successful candidate will be required to start as soon as possible. 

Salary £21,000 - £23,000 depending on experience.  

We believe that our commitment to the good health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders should extend to our staff and as such we offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

Application task

Please submit a personal statement when applying for this role. This should include your reasons for applying for the role of Communications Officer and one original campaign idea of how MS-UK could celebrate #GivingTuesday. 

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter and your personal statement, addressed to Sarah Wright, MS-UK, Unsworth House, Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JF or via email to sarah@ms-uk.org.

Please note that appointment will be made subject to satisfactory DBS check.

Closing date: Monday 01 July 2019 at 5pm with interviews on 04 and 08 July 2019