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National Osteoporosis Society

Osteoporosis helpline

0845 450 0230

9am - 5pm Mon-Fri

Job vacancies

The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Without early diagnosis and preventative action, osteoporosis can lead to multiple, disabling fractures. We want to change this and have recently launched our ambitious three year campaign “for a Breakfree future” to change the future for people with fragile bones.

Helpline/Information Nurses (Osteoporosis)

£28,530 37.5 hours per week (part time or job share considered)

Camerton. (near Bath)

Do you feel ready to develop your knowledge in a specialist field supported by leading clinical experts in osteoporosis?  Do you value working as part of a friendly, dynamic, highly motivated and supportive team? Would you enjoy the challenge of using your nursing knowledge and skills in an innovative and unique way?

If the answer is yes, you could join a nurse led helpline for the general public, health and social care professionals giving specialist information on osteoporosis and related issues via telephone email and letter and our website. You will also be contributing to a range of other information resources within the charity and working with the team to develop new ways of providing information and support.

Successful candidates will benefit from a comprehensive training and mentorship programme, with a strong emphasis on developing and maintaining current expert knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health as well as ongoing professional development opportunities. Other benefits include contributory pension scheme, free car parking and a pleasant working environment.

If you hold current NMC registration, evidence of recent professional development and a proven record of high quality care delivery in pain management, care of the elderly, rheumatology, orthopaedic or other related fields such as helpline work, we would love to hear from you. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications as well as Microsoft Office and web based computer skills.

Should you wish to apply for this exciting and varied role, for further information, job description and an application form visit www.nos.org.uk. Completed applications should be emailed to Jackie Brown at j.brown@nos.org.uk by Friday 5th December at 5.00pm. Interviews will be held on shortly after.

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Head of Communications

Circa £40,000

The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.

We are seeking to recruit a talented communications and marketing professional to join our team.  You will use your strong communications and marketing background to develop and implement strategic and tactical marketing and communication plans to deliver impactful campaigns.    

Reporting to the Fundraising and Communications Director, you will play a pivotal role within the Charity, combining strategic thinking with operational delivery.

Responsibilities will include leading the planning process for marketing and campaign activity across the whole charity encompassing both awareness and fundraising activity, managing the charity’s brand and profile to ensure a consistent and positive image to all audiences, providing press and media support across the charity as well as establishing a programme of market research and analysis to enable campaigns to be targeted with clearly defined audiences. 

Above all, your excellent communication, project and line management skills, coupled with attention to detail will be balanced with a positive, enthusiastic and engaging attitude that thrives on working within a supportive team.

If you are educated to degree level or equivalent, and can demonstrate your outstanding marketing and communications experience we would love to hear from you.

For further information, job description and an application form visit www.nos.org.uk. Completed applications should be emailed to Jackie Brown at j.brown@nos.org.uk by 5.00pm on Monday 1 December 2014.  Initial interviews will take place at Camerton on Thursday 11 December 2014.

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Make a Real Difference In Your Spare Time

The National Osteoporosis Society is looking for volunteers to help in our busy, beautiful countryside offices in Camerton (near Bath).

As the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, we provide vital services and information to anyone concerned about their bone health.

By volunteering just a few hours per week, you could gain valuable experience of working for a national charity while providing valuable support to the charity and those we reach.

Most of the volunteer tasks are office based and so good telephone, computer and paperwork skills are required.

Volunteer Required

We are looking for a volunteer to fulfil a variety of administration duties on a Friday.

You will need to be confident when speaking to people on the telephone and have a working knowledge of Outlook and Word. This is a voluntary role and in return you will have the satisfaction of helping and supporting people with or at risk of osteoporosis.

If you feel you can commit to this role we would love to hear from you.

For more information please contact Jackie Brown on 01761 473116

 

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