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.
Press & PR Officer – maternity cover contract
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Press & PR Officer will take a lead role in promoting the work of the charity to raise awareness and understanding of the condition, as well as supporting the need to raise funds.
The successful candidate will have proven experience of working in a communications role and must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. They will also have experience of developing media strategies, preparing press releases, working with social media platforms, and strong media relations skills.
If you are self-motivated, dedicated to detail and have a hands-on approach and a can-do attitude, we would love to hear from you.
Completed applications should be emailed to Jackie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9.00am on Monday 9 December 2013. Interviews will take place at our headquarters in Camerton, near Bath on 13 December 2013 in Camerton
Member of the Research Grants Committee
Since 1994, the National Osteoporosis Society has committed over £3 million to research, with more than 100 projects, studentships and fellowships being funded to date. The Research Grants Committee (RGC) oversees the research grants programme, the allocation of research funding and advises the charity about the development of its research strategy.
We are looking to appoint new members of the RGC who are currently working in primary care; is an allied health professional; or has experience of designing clinical trials. The successful candidate will have solid experience of practical research and research methodology. The role involves assessing applications to the research grant round, young scientist prize and bursary scheme; via email correspondence and attendance at RGC meetings (usual 2 per year). For more information on the National Osteoporosis Society research programme visit www.nos.org.uk/research
The position is offered on a voluntary unpaid basis, but any travelling expenses will be reimbursed.
To apply, send a CV and covering letter to Claire Bowring (email@example.com). Closing date for applications 10 January 2014.
Helpline/Information Nurses (Osteoporosis)
£28,530 37.5 hours per week (part time posts will be considered)
The National Osteoporosis Society wants a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures. We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to raising awareness of bone health, and improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.
The charity provides a nurse led helpline for the general public, health and social care professionals giving specialist information on osteoporosis and related issues.
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, cohesive, highly motivated and supportive team? Would you enjoy the challenge of using your nursing knowledge and skills in an innovative and unique way?
Successful applicants will join a team of nurses, based in Camerton to provide information and support via telephone, email and letter and will contribute to other information resources within the charity.
If you have a proven record of good practice in nursing at a senior level 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 strong IT skills.
You will have the benefits of a thorough in-house training and mentorship programme, with a strong emphasis on developing and maintaining current expert knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health. Other benefits include contributory pension scheme, free car parking and a pleasant working environment in the Somerset countryside.
Completed applications should be emailed to Jackie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 4 December at 5.00pm. You are welcome to visit us informally and find out whether this is the right place for you. Please email Jackie to arrange a suitable time.
The National Osteoporosis Society is an equal opportunities employer. The National Osteoporosis Society is a registered charity No 1102712
Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No 4995013.