Communications Officer (Digital Media)


37.5 hours per week

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 290 families, both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our vital support services include end of life treatment and care, music therapy, counselling, sibling support groups, home visits and much, much more.  It costs more than £4m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 10% of our funding from government sources.

The challenge:

We are seeking to appoint a creative and dynamic Communications Officer (Digital Media) to join our busy Communications team.  You will be responsible for sharing our key messages across a wide variety of digital media, and making sure our messages reach the desired audiences.  You’ll use engaging and innovative ways to reach new audiences and build on our strong social media following.

The role:

As our Communications Officer (Digital media) your role will include planning, developing and updating all content for current social media channels and our website.  You will be responsible for designing, writing and sending all our e-newsletters; whilst maintaining and growing our supporter email database.

You’ll also work to develop our use of digital advertising, while making sure we’re making the best use of new digital platforms. You’ll generate high quality engaging images and video content for both our website and social media channels.  This role includes an out-of-hours social media rota on weekends and evenings. 

The requirements:

You will be a highly motivated, passionate and committed professional, educated to degree level or with equivalent experience. A background in digital communications is essential, preferably in the voluntary or fundraising sector.  You should also have an understanding of, or the desire to develop an understanding of, working with children and young people with a shortened life expectancy and their families/carers.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact [email protected]  

Download job description and person specification here

Download Bluebell Wood Application Form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected].

Closing date: Friday 26th April at 5pm 

Interviews: Thursday 9th May