Regional External Relations Officer

Position: Regional External Relations Officer

Location: Home Based

Salary: £32,717- £37,206 (pro rata)

Closing date: Tuesday 30 April 2019, 9am

About us 

We put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. But until then, we'll do all we can to help people with MS to live life, knowing they don't have to face MS alone. Our strategy is based on what people with MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

We have big aspirations and we need brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Will you join our team to stop MS?

About you

We're looking to recruit a job share to work alongside our existing Regional External Relations Officer in the East Midlands, working 17.5 hours per week.

You'll have a key role in mobilising the MS community within your region, helping make a powerful case for change in the treatment, care and support of people with MS.

You’ll be armed with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders. You'll also have substantial experience in an external facing role and proven track record in working collaboratively with other organisations. You'll have a good understanding of the decision-making structures and political context surrounding health and social care, especially at local and regional level.

As these roles cover large geographical areas you'll need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car. You'll also need to be resident in the region.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 May.

How to apply

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to jobs@mssociety.org.uk or post it to MS Society, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
  2. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  3. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.