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It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK live with allergic disease. But there remains a huge gap in healthcare services for those affected by this disease of the immune system. Our mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support.

Our dedicated free Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives.

We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.

From time to time we look for people to join our team at Allergy UK as we continue to develop the services we provide for people living with allergy. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Allergy UK. Charity No: 1094231. Company No: 4509293. Registered in Scotland - Charity No: SC039257

Please note, as we are a charity, we try hard to keep costs down and that includes in administration. If you apply for a job and don’t hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time and we thank you for your interest in Allergy UK.

Please find current vacancies below:

 

Senior Digital Communications Planner

Reporting to:      Communications/PR Manager

Direct Reports: None

Salary range £30,000 depending on experience

Job Purpose:

We are seeking an individual who loves using the power of social media and can create engaging content and strong stories to highlight our cause to create a better understanding and awareness of allergic disease across a number of audiences.  This Person will work at officer level as a key member of our Communications team, reporting to the Communications/PR Manager and liaising closely with our teams, particularly Fundraising, to gather stories and content themes that will increase Allergy UK’s profile, drive our influence and highlight our commitment to improving the lives of people living with allergic disease.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Work with Comms team members to develop and deliver our social media plan, driving online engagement and increasing influence via social media channels
  2. Create content and develop case studies and stories, sourcing themes from both inside and outside the organisation and planning targeted activity across appropriate social channels. This will include researching and writing case studies and stories and organising photography where appropriate
  3. Monitor and report content performance to guide future targeting and planning
  4. Monitor social media and work with Comms team members and relevant Allergy UK personnel to ensure comments, queries, feedback is all responded to as quickly and accurately as possible (this may include some out of office hours)
  5. Plan and execute the Charity’s paid social media marketing using Campaign Planner – this will include overseeing the creative, split testing, budgeting and identifying key target audiences across the Charity’s online channels.
  6. Proactively research opportunities to engage our audiences, establishing social media as a key and effective driver in our Communications activities

 

Additional:

  • Competitive salary £30,000 depending on experience
  • Excellent annual leave allowance: 28 days per annum (additional to bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme, 5% employee, 3% employer
  • 35 hour week; Monday-Friday, 9-5 (1 hour for lunch)
  • Subject to a three-month probationary period
  • Allergy education/training provided
  • Role based in Sidcup, Kent
  • Free Parking

Click here to read the Job Description 

Please send your CV and covering letter to Recruitment@allergyuk.org.

The deadline for applications will be Tuesday, 1st December 2020 however we will be reviewing CV’s on a rolling basis and may shortlist before this deadline.

Interviews will be held on Monday, 14th December 2020.

No Agencies please

 

Senior Press and PR Officer (Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover)

Reporting to: Communications/PR Manager

Direct Reports: None

Salary range £30,000 depending on experience

Job Purpose:

We are seeking an individual who loves using the power of social media and can create engaging content and strong stories to highlight our cause to create a better understanding and awareness of allergic disease across a number of audiences. This Person will work at officer level as a key member of our Communications team, reporting to the Communications/PR Manager and liaising closely with our teams, particularly Fundraising, to gather stories and content themes that will increase Allergy UK’s profile, drive our influence and highlight our commitment to improving the lives of people living with allergic disease.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Lead on corporate partner PR activities alongside the External Relations team.
  2. Develop innovative PR campaigns for the charity, advising on PR strategy for relevant communications activities.
  3. Work on issues-led campaigns from the development of proposals through to campaign strategy and evaluation.
  4. Assist with the implementation of the charity’s communications strategy to help promote a positive image of the organisation.
  5. Secure coverage within target publications using effective media outreach tactics.
  6. Build and maintain relationships with key media.
  7. Evaluate post PR and press campaign activity.
  8. Develop an integrated approach to the charity’s campaign and communications activity with consistent messaging and branding across online and offline channels.
  9.  Journalist liaison and interview set up.
  10.  Managing media requests including provision of quotes and information.
  11.  Placing case study stories in the media (including joint-working corporate partner projects).
  12.  Proactive news generation and opportunity PR.
  13.  Drafting media materials and press releases using excellent copy writing skills.
  14.  Plan and project manage the production of marketing and promotional materials.
  15.  Maintaining media lists and press/case study logs.
  16.  Social Media monitoring and responding.
  17.  Being actively involved in any external events on behalf of Allergy UK, as and when required.

Additional:

  • Competitive salary £30,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Excellent annual leave allowance: 28 days per annum (additional to bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme, 5% employee, 3% employer
  • 35 hour week; Monday-Friday, 9-5 (1 hour for lunch)
  • Subject to a three-month probationary period
  • Allergy education/training provided
  • Role based in Sidcup, Kent
  • Free Parking

Click here for Job Description 

Please send your CV and covering letter to Recruitment@allergyuk.org.

The deadline for applications will be Tuesday, 1st December 2020 however we will be reviewing CV’s on a rolling basis and may shortlist before this deadline.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 8th December 2020.

No Agencies please