Communications Manager

Closing date: Friday 28 January 9am. 

About Us

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good.  

The role

£32,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Place of work: Flexible

You will be responsible for the public and professional communications of the charity, including national publicity for our work in health services development, medical research, income generation and high-profile campaigns. The role will include building our profile and engaging the public in our vision and mission and increasing their understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis. You will deliver high-quality communications activities to help us to reach the 500,000 people diagnosed with Crohn’s and Colitis in the UK, strengthening our community and ensuring that everyone who needs our help can access it. 

Working at the heart of the organisation, you will collaborate with teams across the charity to build our communications programme, increase profile, improve brand recognition and trust, generate national media coverage, harness the support of our celebrity and Ambassador supporters and deliver thought-leadership activity to influence key audiences. You will also develop and implement excellent internal processes to ensure communications and brand management is robust and consistent across the organisation.

About you

You will be a talented, experienced communications professional with the skills to gain cut-through with key audiences and inspire positive, urgent action on issues including early diagnosis, improved treatments, fundraising and profile raising.

You will bring Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s work to life through compelling storytelling and impactful activity, increasing engagement with our key audiences and supporting our ambitious 3-year strategy. You will be an excellent copy writer and enthusiastic collaborator with  experience of budgeting and financial management as well as supervising staff.

If you like the sound of this position and think you have what we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

The future

The charity is at a really exciting point. We are in excellent financial health and moving to a new strategy which will give you the chance to put a personal stamp on the actions we are taking to improve the quality of life for people with Crohn’s and Colitis. 

Our location

We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail. But one thing we have learned from the pandemic, is that we are able to work very effectively from home. In this role, there is plenty of scope for doing that although there will be times when you will need to be at face-to-face meetings. It is possible therefore you could live almost anywhere in the country. If you want to be considered for the role but are worried about location, talk to us – it may work!


How to apply

Closing date: Friday 28 January 2022, 9am. 

To apply for this position, please email your up-to-date CV and supporting statement to CVs will be assessed as and when submitted and interviews arranged as soon as possible, so early applications are encouraged.

Also, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

Alternatively, post your application to:

Human Resources
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
1 Bishops Square
AL10 9NE