• 18Jul

    Job advert: Writer/Editor, Alzheimer’s Society

    • Job role:  Writer/Editor, Alzheimer’s Society
    • Salary:  £32,908 per annum
    • Hours:  35 hours per week
    • Office location:  43–44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE
    • Contract type:  Permanent
    • Closing date:  16 August 2019
    • Interview date:  6/10 September 2019

    Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.


    About the role

    Are you passionate about producing great content? Are you committed to ensuring that everyone affected by dementia can access the information they need? Are you ready for the next challenge in your career?

    Alzheimer’s Society is looking for an skilled writer/editor to join our busy and creative Publishing team. You will help transform the lives of people affected by dementia through our comprehensive print and online content.

    With demonstrable experience in planning, producing and editing high quality, accurate and engaging copy, you will play a key role in developing our portfolio of dementia information. This will involve project management of resources from editorial development through to final delivery, so it’s essential that you can manage multiple projects and deliver to tight deadlines.

    You can find out more about the role here and contact Helen Helmer via helen.helmer@alzheimers.org.uk for more information.

    About you

    You will be able to create powerful content and have a meticulous attention to detail and impeccable grammar and spelling. Whether it’s practical guidance or emotional reassurance your copy will be clear, engaging and effective. You will produce content in different formats and know the importance of coherent messaging alongside credible representation of the lived experience of dementia.

    You will manage your own projects, be highly organised and able to prioritise your work. You’ll appreciate the variety of your role – working on a range of different resources and channels of distribution. You’ll have first class communications skills and be able to work with colleagues, professionals and people affected by dementia to build insight, evidence and understanding of the information needs of our audiences.

    You will also be encouraged to contribute ideas to develop and promote the strategic work of the team and the vision and values of Alzheimer’s Society.

    You will be committed to putting the needs of people affected by dementia at the heart of our information provision. Experience of working to a quality information production system (such as the Information Standard) and an understanding of health and care issues that affect older people as well as the accessibility needs of diverse audiences would be advantages in this role.