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Role Title: Media Officer

Reports To: Director of Campaigns and Communications

Department: Campaigns and Communications

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent (subject to 6 month probationary period)

Grade: Officer, £30,000 – £34,000

Direct Reports: None

Budget Responsibility: None

Main Place of Work: 181 Oxford Street (3rd Floor), London, W1D 2JT. The building has a small lift which is only accessible from 1st floor landing. 

 

Role Summary

So that no-one suffers needlessly and against their wishes in the final days or weeks of their life, Dignity in Dying campaigns for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life. We advocate providing terminally ill adults with the choice of an assisted death, within strict legal safeguards, and for universal access to good quality end-of-life care.

In recent years Dignity in Dying’s campaign has increased in prominence, regularly securing national media coverage, and has moved up the public policy agenda. With an Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament, this is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on a high profile national campaign – a campaign that deals with one of the most important social, ethical and progressive issues of our time.

Using their experience of corporate communications, media relations and strategic planning, and primarily (but not exclusively) focusing on securing proactive media coverage, the successful candidate will help raise the public profile of the organisation and maintain the broader coverage of its campaign objectives. With first rate communications skills, both written and verbal, they will be equally comfortable drafting copy for press releases, writing opinion pieces and speaking to the media directly. Both creative and confident they will be able to adjust to being the centre of a national media story one day, and proactively securing media coverage the next.

The role incorporates providing media support to Dignity in Dying’s sister charity Compassion in Dying. Both organisations share a desire to see individual choice at the heart of end-of-life decision-making. However, whereas Dignity in Dying seeks to extend patient choice at the end of life, Compassion in Dying works to raise awareness, and facilitate the uptake of existing legal rights. Compassion in Dying is not involved in Dignity in Dying’s campaign for assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults. The organisations have separate boards, which operate independently, but they share a CEO, some staff and premises.

 

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 10th November

Interview Date: Friday 21st November

Download Job Description & Person Specification

Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

To apply please send a recent CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to Laura McCaffrey, laura.mccaffrey@dignityindying.org.uk

For further information on Compassion in Dying please visit: www.compassionindying.org.uk

If you have any questions about the role please email James Harris, james.harris@dignityindying.org.uk

 


 

Role Title: Operations Administrator

Reports To: HR & Governance Officer

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent (subject to 6 month probationary period)

Grade: Administrator, Grade 1 £18,000 – Grade 5 £23,000. Starting salary set at Grade 1

Direct Reports: None

Budget Responsibility: None

Main Place of Work: 181 Oxford Street (3rd Floor), London, W1D 2JT. The building has a small lift which is only accessible from 1st floor landing.

 

Role Summary

So that no-one suffers needlessly and against their wishes in the final days or weeks of their life, Dignity in Dying campaigns for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life. We advocate providing terminally ill adults with the choice of an assisted death, within strict legal safeguards, and for universal access to good quality end-of-life care.

In recent years Dignity in Dying’s campaign has increased in prominence, regularly securing national media coverage, and has moved up the public policy agenda. With an Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament, this is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on a high profile national campaign – a campaign that deals with one of the most important social, ethical and progressive issues of our time.

Using their strong organisational and communication skills, the Operations Administrator plays a crucial role in providing proactive support to the finance and membership function, acting as the first point of contact for members and supporters and ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of Dignity in Dying and its partner charity, Compassion in Dying.

 

Deadline: 12noon, Wednesday 12 November

Interview date: Thursday 20 November

Download Job Description & Person Specification

Download Application Form

Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

CVs will not be accepted. Please download an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and send both, completed to laura.mccaffrey@dignityindying.org.uk

For further information on Compassion in Dying please visit: www.compassionindying.org.uk

If you have any questions about the role please contact Laura McCaffrey laura.mccaffrey@dignityindying.org.uk