At Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group we pride ourselves on creating community, providing a hub for information and support, and empowering users of our services to build knowledge and experience whilst living with these chronic illnesses.
We're looking for a vibrant addition to our staff team. Could you juggle keeping our city centre office running smoothly while developing our community through excellent communication and reaching out to new members?
You would work alongside volunteers and Trustees to take the group forward in its aims to
build a self-help community and support the drive for better understanding, less stigma,
more research and improved services for people with ME and fibromyalgia.
This post is designed to support the group’s functioning and enable people of different ages and backgrounds affected by ME and Fibromyalgia to meet together and promote awareness more widely. Key responsibilities are running the office including simple book-keeping and the members database, designing excellent information materials using a variety of media, providing access to a range of quality information, organising events, liaising with other agencies, running awareness stands, maximising the impact of the group’s online presence, creating vibrant materials about the group and its activities and being a focus for information queries. The group aims to maximise the potential of volunteers to be a part of the above activities and take forward new projects working with the post-holder.
Applications are sought from those with experience of office management, organising activities and events, excellent communication skills, excellent IT and information processing skills, and a willingness to learn. The successful candidate will understand some of the issues facing those with severe chronic illness and will believe in supporting those marginalised by illness to have a voice.
Together we can create meaningful change for people with ME and fibromyalgia.
Take a look around our website to find out more about what we do or find out how to apply below.
Post Title: Communications Officer
Hours: 30 per week
To apply, please download the full job description and person specification and send your CV along with supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4, ensuring you address the requirements in the person specification) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 5pm Tuesday 24th March 2020
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes
applications from all sections of the community. Post-holders will undergo a DBS check.
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