Information and Awareness Lead
Working hours: 21 hours per week (0.6 of full time working week at CLDF)
Salary: £31,000 (pro rata’d to 0.6 role)
Flexible working pattern: Remote and hybrid working available with periodic requirement for travel in the UK, including to CLDF office, Birmingham
Closing date: Monday 29th August 2022 at 11:59pm
Summary of role purpose
The role of the Information and Awareness Lead at CLDF is to develop, maintain and disseminate a range of information and resources about child liver disease, for young people, families, clinicians and the general public.
The postholder will be required to acquire and maintain a current awareness of research and clinical developments in the field of paediatric hepatology, and build relationships with partners who can support in the dissemination of information about child liver disease. This will include maintaining and developing CLDF’s profile and relationship with healthcare professionals and professional bodies, taking responsibility for health information campaigns such as Yellow Alert. The role will interface with the public on behalf of CLDF and thus will require a high standard of professionalism and customer care.
CLDF is a specialist UK-wide charity with a 40-year history of supporting families affected by child liver disease:
• We provide tailored practical and emotional support to children, young people and their families
• We advance research and raise awareness of child liver disease among the public and clinicians
• We are the leading voice advocating for families affected by child liver disease.
The Information and Awareness Lead will join our friendly and supportive team of staff, trustees and volunteers.
• Every week 20 children in the UK are diagnosed with a life-threatening childhood liver disease
• There are over 100 different liver diseases that can affect babies, children or young people
• For most childhood liver diseases the cause is unknown and has no cure
As a children’s charity, the well-being of children and young people is of paramount importance to us.
You’ll be a skilled communicator with a passion for using your scientific literacy to produce and disseminate high quality information which supports families, the public and clinicians to have a current and accurate understanding of medical conditions.
You’ll be equally comfortable working collaboratively and independently, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy. You’ll be ready and able to maintain and build new contacts and relationships with professionals across the UK on behalf of CLDF, raising awareness of child liver disease in order to save and improve the lives of children and families affected by liver disease.
If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you.
To apply, please view the full job description below and complete both the application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you should need any further information please call 0121 212 6006.
Closing date for applications is Monday 29th August 2022 at 11:59pm
As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time.
We therefore advise to submit applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Interviews for the post will take place at our offices in Birmingham city centre, a 5-10 minute walk from Snow Hill and New Street stations.