Jobs at Enhance the UK

We are delighted that you are interested in working with us at Enhance the UK to change society’s perception of disability.

Your work life balance

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Your work life balance is very important to us this is why we offer the following:

Annual leave, family leave and compassionate leave

We provide an annual leave entitlement of 25 days per year plus bank holidays. We adjust this if you are part time. We also offer employees compassionate leave and family leave should this be necessary.

Flexible working hours

We believe that getting the balance right between working and time off is essential to our employee’s wellbeing. This is why we are always open to considering suggestions of working hours to suit your needs.

Other benefits of working with us

  • Free eye tests
  • Support, advice, and counselling via our employee assistance program
  • Generous pension

Disability confident employer

Jobs

Employing disabled people

Equality and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We want to create a truly diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are a Disability Confident employer. This means that we are committed to:

  • Actively attracting and recruiting disabled people
  • Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Being flexible when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
  • Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
  • Ensuring employees have appropriate disability awareness training.
  • Promoting a culture of being Disability Confident
  • Supporting employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
  • Ensuring there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled staff
  • Ensuring managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work
  • Valuing and listening to feedback from disabled staff
  • Reviewing our Disability Confident Employer self-assessment regularly

We recognise that everyone is unique and may have particular needs during the recruitment process. If you need any job information in a different format or if you need additional support with your application please contact us on hello@enhancetheuk.org or telephone 0208 226 5055 to discuss alternative ways of applying. This includes paper, video and audio applications.

Jobs

Available positions

Freelance Marketing and Communications Lead

Job descriptions can be vague, so we’ll do our best to be up front about this freelance role and who we’d like to join our small but mighty team.

We’re looking for a confident and strategic communicator. You’ll have strong social media marketing and PR skills and be creative enough to make organic content deliver results. Most likely you’ll have at least 3 or 5 years’ experience under your belt.

You’ll lead on the creation of a marcomms strategy and content plan, approach journalists and write and issue news releases. You’ll pay close attention to detail and be a considerate guardian of our developing brand.

You’ll know which messages belong on which channel and you’ll question where the pieces fit against our overall objectives. Friendly and approachable you’ll easily find the right words to make everyone feel respected and included when representing our charity online and in person.

You’ll appreciate that we’re a small team and be willing to roll your sleeves up and do the small tasks as well as the big thinking and will enjoy the challenge of working on what are often unique projects.

The part-time role requires flexibility and ideally, you’d be available to work the 10 hours over a minimum of 3 days per week.

Essential Skills

  • Strategic thinking – overseeing all channels and messaging
  • Content planning
  • Social media marketing – supporting our social media assistant
  • High standard of copywriting for web, news releases, resources and partner communications
  • Relationship building – working with our partners to improve on and offline reach
  • Internal Comms
  • PR – liaising with journalists and media on our behalf

Training

Disability awareness training, digital accessibility training and detailed insight on our range of products and services will be provided. There will also be a handover from our current marcomms lead.

Topics

The role involves confidently communicating on a broad range of topics from deaf awareness to sex and disability. Please look at the content on the Enhance The UK and Undressing Disability web pages and social media channels and ensure you are comfortable with the topics before applying.

The Application Process

Step 1: Apply

To apply for this role please contact us by email by close of business on 9th December with answers to the following questions.

  • Why you’d like to work for Enhance The UK
  • Your hourly / day rate
  • Submit a 500 word article on a topic that you’re passionate about
  • A one page CV or document detailing any relevant experience

Step 2: Video Call

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 13th December and asked to take part in a 45 minute video call on the 15th December to chat about the role and for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about us and how we work.

Step 3: Outcome

The successful applicant will be notified by 20th December.

We recognise that everyone is unique and may have particular needs during the recruitment process. If you need any job information in a different format or if you need additional support with your application please contact us on hello@enhancetheuk.org or telephone 0208 226 5055 to discuss alternative ways of applying. 

 

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