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We currently have two vacancies:
Term: Full-time (35 hours a week), fixed term for four months.
Start date: Late March 2014
Renumeration: £22,000 per annum (equivalent)
Based at: Unit 4D, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP
About the internship
We have an exciting paid internship opportunity for an individual looking gain experience and skills in communications to help kick-start their career. The intern will work as a member of the Genetic Alliance UK team, helping to increase our impact and engage with existing and new audiences by raising awareness of our work and the difference we make in helping everyone affected by genetic conditions.
Using a variety of communication channels and tools including emailers, websites, social media, newsletters, conferences, meetings and publications, the intern will help ensure that we tailor and target our messages effectively to our audiences, including: patient group members, individuals and families, colleagues and supporters including funders, the media and the general public.
Benefits of internship
This paid internship offers an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to learn skills and gain demonstrable experience in communications that will significantly enhance a cv. The intern will have the opportunity to contribute ideas on how we can improve and enhance our communications activities, developing and delivering them into effective initiatives.
A clear work plan and objectives will be provided, whilst allowing the intern the autonomy required to shape the role and deliver on these objectives. This internship would suit an energetic and creative individual who would relish the opportunity to make their mark and demonstrate their potential in the time they are with us, in order to benefit from the new skills and experiences learned.
How to apply
To apply for this internship please send a covering letter detailing your suitability for consideration and cv to Mrs Buddug Cope, Director of Development by email:
To discuss the internship informally, telephone Buddug on 020 7704 3141.
The closing date for this internship is Monday 10th of March 2014, by 5pm.
Interviews will be held on Friday 14th of March 2014 in our office in London.
Job title: SWAN UK Information and Support Officer
Employer: Genetic Alliance UK Registered charity numbers: 1114195 and SC039299 Registered company number: 05772999
Responsible to: Assistant Director
Based at: Unit 4D, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP.
Term: 2 year fixed term contract, subject to 12 week probationary period
Salary: Up to £30,596 (dependent on experience) plus employer’s pension contribution
Genetic Alliance UK is the national charity of over 160 patient organisations supporting all those affected by genetic conditions.
SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name) is a project run by Genetic Alliance UK offering information and support to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions.
We are looking for a talented communicator to continue developing our SWAN UK project, providing information and support for families with children with undiagnosed genetic conditions. This project is based on mutual support, sharing knowledge, experiences, difficulties and solutions, with service-users playing a key role in developing the community.
About 30-50% of children with severe learning disabilities have no definite diagnosis for their condition. Many of these children have severe physical and/or learning disabilities and without a name for the condition, their families often experience extreme difficulty accessing the information, care and services that their children need.
The SWAN UK Communication and Information Officer will be responsible for:
- Maintaining and developing a community of families with children with undiagnosed conditions.
- Gathering and sharing information about undiagnosed conditions.
- Developing links with health and social care professionals.
- Increasing awareness and understanding of undiagnosed genetic conditions amongst health and social care professionals and the general public.
A full job description is available here or telephone +44 (0) 20 7704 3141 to request a hard copy by post.
Application deadline 9am, 27th March 2014. Interviews to be held 2nd April 2014.
Please submit an application letter and your CV to Nick Meade, either by email at or by post to Nick Meade, Genetic Alliance UK, Unit 4D, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP. Please state where you first saw this job advertised.