Dystonia UK is hiring.

We are looking for a passionate and committed new team member.

Communications Coordinator

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  • Reporting to: Head of Fundraising and Communications

  • Location: Work from home (with anticipated return to London office 2021)

  • Hours of work: Full time (37.5 hours a week); some occasional evening and weekend work will be necessary for which time off in lieu will be granted

  • Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 DOE


About Us

Dystonia UK is children and adults with dystonia, carers and clinicians, fundraisers and families, medical professionals and our amazing members and supporters, all working side by side.

We are the only national charity dedicated to helping people affected by dystonia, a neurological movement disorder.

At the heart of Dystonia UK is a small, friendly, and incredibly dedicated team. We are ambitious with our plans and work at a fast pace, often working collaboratively together on projects. Our work is demanding and varied but incredibly rewarding!


About you

We are looking for an experienced communications coordinator to support the Head of Fundraising & Communications. You will have experience of working in a charity communications role and have strong skills in creative copywriting, graphic design and an understanding of the tools used in marketing including social media platforms.

Our ideal candidate is well-organised, proactive, and creative. You must be forward thinking and able to work to deadlines, effectively manage your workload and meet targets.

You must be able to write clear and engaging content that can connect with the different audiences that we serve whilst taking responsibility for ensuring that our communications are meaningful, appropriate, and effective.

Dystonia UK embraces diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. We positively welcome applications from everyone.


About the role

You will be involved in all areas of communications and through your role you will be helping to increase awareness of our growing organisation by extending our reach and strengthening our brand. You will engage with the Dystonia UK community on a number of projects (both digital and in-person).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Content Creation including:
    • Support in the design, planning and delivery of events, campaigns, webinars, videos and podcasts
    • Support in the design and planning of collateral including magazines, leaflets and membership communications

  • Communications
    • Manage and grow key external communication channels including social media, email marketing and website development

  • Brand Awareness
    • Supporting the Head of Fundraising and Communications to ensure that the organisation’s branding is upheld in all aspects of external communication

  • Strategy
    • Producing and analysing monthly reports identifying key trends and providing recommendations for improvement
    • Support the Head of Fundraising and Communications in the development of the communications strategy


Terms & Conditions:

  • Hours of work: Full time (37.5 hours a week); some occasional evening and weekend work will be necessary for which time off in lieu will be granted

  • Salary: £20,000-£25,000 DOE

  • Pension: Dystonia UK will contribute to an employee pension scheme

  • Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays

  • Duration of contract: Fixed term – 12 months


Supporting Documents


Application Process

If you would like to apply for this position, please send the following to [email protected]:

  • An up-to-date CV

  • One A4 page supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the Person Specification and why you are interested in working for Dystonia UK

Please submit your completed application by 5pm on 30th November 2020. Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis and so this position may close early.