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Communications Officer

Charity People
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Charity People is delighted to be working with Dementia Adventure in their search for a Communications Officer.


The charity offers a very flexible approach to working and this role can be undertaken on a hybrid working from home and office basis. The charity is keen for at least one day per week in the office but this is flexible. The office is based in idyllic Essex countryside

Working Hours: Up to 4 days per week

Salary: £28,000 per annum FTE

Term of Contract: Two-year fixed term contract initially with a view to becoming permanent, subject to funding

Reporting To: Communications Manager

About Dementia Adventure

Established 13 years ago Dementia Adventure is a UK nature-based health charity that is changing the way people think about dementia. The organisation has a vision where people live well with dementia, have contact and connection with nature and enjoy a sense of adventure.

A fabulous organisation that offers a range of unique services; Dementia Adventure provides supported dementia holidays as well as free training for people supporting somebody with dementia and have experienced trainers delivering a range of dementia training to others.

About the role

This is a newly created role where you will provide communications and marketing support for the organisation across a broad range of activities with particular focus on the creation of written and visual content for digital channels and social media, including blogs, case studies, on page content, and graphics.

You will work with the Communications Manager to implement both the Communications Strategy and Content Strategy. You will be supporting brand awareness and fundraising campaigns and developing marketing materials for internal and external use.

About you

An experienced and engaging storyteller, you will join a small but dynamic team and will be adept at working on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritising to deliver on time, sometimes to tight deadlines. We'd love to see applications from candidates who have experience in copywriting as well as an instinct for identifying and telling compelling stories.

The role will suit someone who enjoys working as part of a small and collaborative team who has a creative and pro-active approach. You'll ideally bring the following key skills and experience:
  • Experience of working in a similar role, preferably within the charity sector
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to write compelling content that inspires
  • Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to prioritise a high workload and meet deadlines
  • Good understanding of writing for SEO
  • Ability to confidently network internally, proactively reaching out to team members to extract stories and information
  • Confident to take a lead for and deliver creative projects
  • Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, Canva
  • Experience working with social media management and analysis tools such as Hootsuite

Key Dates

Closing date for applications - 7th June

First interviews - 14th June

If you'd like to be considered for this role please send your CV to or call on to have an initial chat about the position.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), race, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
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