Media Officer (Policy and Research)

Job Title: Media Officer (Policy and Research)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £32,326
Job Published: September 04, 2017 11:59

Job Description

Role overview


Reference number:   VAC14279

Office location:         43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

At Alzheimer’s Society, we are more than the sum of what we do. We are also what people feel, believe and know us to be – and that’s why we are passionately committed to communicating effectively with our supporters, the wider public and policy makers to build a dementia movement that inspires people to unite with us and be part of a social movement for change.

Have you got what it takes to build on our success so far? Then we can promise you a stimulating and varied role in an award winning team, specialising in policy and research. The successful candidate will work in our busy national office in central London, helping to build a high and positive media profile for the Society. You will play a vital part in positioning Alzheimer’s Society as the leading dementia charity in the UK. You will devise and execute creative, integrated campaigns that advocate the rights of people with dementia, change public policy and galvanise individuals to join with us as part of a social movement for change. Your campaigns will also better ensure Alzheimer’s Society is known for funding research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia.

About you

You will possess a great news sense and a flair for placing stories. You must have experience of working with the national media, an understanding of the political landscape, excellent communication skills, the ability to plan and the desire to work in a fast-paced team committed to making a difference.

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact or telephone 020 7423 5172.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

Information about the application process: Once you click apply you will be asked to complete the following steps.

  1. Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer’s Society will use this information to keep in contact with you about your application and to send you future job alerts if you opt to receive them. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.
  2. Download and complete an application form. An email with the application form will also be sent to you.
  3. Email your completed application form to by 5PM on Thursday 14 September.

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.

No CVs or agencies please

Late applications will not be accepted