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Location: Sands Head Office, Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Contract:  1- Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours:      21 hours per week

Sands is looking for somebody with outstanding communication skills and proven organisational ability to support the co-ordination and delivery of Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW). The Week takes place every October, and provides an opportunity for bereaved parents and their families across the world to remember their babies.  BLAW aims to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss and push for tangible improvements in bereavement care and support.

This is an exciting role which is essential in supporting Sands’ objective of making a significant contribution to the success of the Week. It involves supporting organisation and coordination of fundraising activities, commemorative and parliamentary events as well as being the main point of contact for internal and external enquires related to BLAW.

With demonstrable experience of successfully managing projects and/or events, you will be able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. You will have experience of taking accurate minutes, drafting and updating project plans, and distributing reports and briefings.

A high level of organisational skills and great attention to detail are essential, as you will need to be able to manage several work streams simultaneously and meet deadlines under pressure.

Experience of using Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required, as well as managing web content and using social media platforms such as Tweet Deck and Hootsuite. You will need to have a flexible approach and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the aims of Sands. Further information on Baby Loss Awareness Week can be found at www.sands.org.uk/baby-lossawareness-week or www.babyloss-awareness.org

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