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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 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

Graphic Designer

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 Graphic Designer to join our dynamic communications team. Working alongside the Communications team, you will create and deliver beautiful, branded design for the charity that shines with originality and showcases our passion for accessibility. You will be responsible for designing our bi-monthly magazine, New Pathways, printed literature and branding and digital assets.

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 design. You will be an experienced design professional with a design qualification and working knowledge of designing for magazines and using InDesign.

A strong working knowledge of InDesign and magazine publishing are essential. Experience of working in the charity sector would be a great benefit to this role.

This position is a part time role of up to 24 hours per week and we can be flexible with the days available. The role is based at our office in Colchester, Essex and the successful candidate will be required to start as soon as possible.

Salary £25,000 gross pro rata.

Download the job description

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 scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

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

Closing date 

17 January 2020 at 5pm

Interviews

30 and 31 January 2020

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.

For a full job description please view our job vacancies page at www.ms-uk.org/jobs.

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. 

Download the job description

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 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 encourage fundraising in the New Year.

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.

Closing date

17 January 2020

Interviews

27 and 28 January 2020

Fundraising Assistant

MS-UK is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis (MS) 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 – that’s around 107,000 people in the UK and 2.3 million worldwide. 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 are looking to recruit a Fundraising Assistant to provide support to our busy, creative, and dynamic fundraising team. The successful candidate will manage a variety of projects and enjoy working in a fast paced, high energy environment. We are looking for a team player with excellent administrative and communication skills with a flexible, can do attitude to help us to grow fundraising at MS-UK to the next level.

The role is varied and provides a great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in fundraising. It is particularly well suited to individuals that thrive in a target driven environment.

The role is based at our office in Colchester, Essex.

Hours

Full-time, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Salary

£21,000 per annum

Download the job description

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 pro rata, company health insurance, life insurance and income protection and cycle to work scheme. We also hold regular team days and have a dedicated training and development budget.

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

Please note your application will be subject to a DBS check.

Closing date

14 January 2020

Interviews

21 and 22 January 2020