Application Deadline

Job title: Marketing Officer 

Responsible to: Communications Manager

Location: Sands Head Office, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,832 per annum (plus £3,400 London Weighting Allowance)

Hours: 35 per week (9.30am to 5.30pm)



Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that: 

•    Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby

•    Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible bereavement care

•    Promotes and funds research and changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sands is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Marketing Officer who shares our passion for supporting bereaved families and reducing the levels of stillbirth in the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive forward the organisation’s marketing and publications strategy, and act as brand champion for the organisation. The high profile nature of this role will involve working closely with staff across the organisation to develop first class publications and materials, ensuring seamless integration of the organisation’s brand into all communications and maintaining Sands’ external profile, including managing the organisation’s presence at conferences and events.

Our ideal candidate will be a first class marketing professional, with superb organisational and copywriting skills and an excellent eye for detail. You will understand the importance of brand and brand compliance, and have strong interpersonal skills.   Creative flair and an eye for design are essential, as is knowledge of design software. You will have experience of both traditional and online marketing with an excellent understanding of the digital landscape.

You will also be used to working with outside agencies and suppliers and be able to negotiate and manage budgets for discrete projects.  With the   ability to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, you will be able to respond flexibly to demands placed on the team and the department.

An excellent and sensitive communicator, you will be able to work collaboratively with other internal departments, external stakeholders, supporters and bereaved families.

This is a rewarding role which offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the work of Sands, helping us to achieve our vision of a world where fewer babies die. 

Please return the completed application form and monitoring form to recruitment@uk-sands.org by the closing date below:

Closing date: 9am on 24th February 2016

Interview date: w/c 7th March 2016            

Application information. 

Application form. 

Equal opportunities form. 

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.