Blesma – Communications Officer


Blesma – The Limbless Veterans is the national charity and membership association for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants.

We help all wounded servicemen and women who have lost limbs, the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and well-being support.

Blesma campaigns for our veteran’s rights and looks after individuals and their families by offering a comprehensive grants and welfare system. Rehabilitation, support, counselling and care are the four principle foundations of our organisation. Together, we can help our men, women and their families face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.

The Communications Officer role will play an important part within the small and dynamic Blesma communications team, supporting the overall communications plan and leading on the internal communications effort across various channels to ensure the connectivity of all parts of the Association; Members, staff, trustees, supporters and volunteers.

Current holder: New Post

Main purpose: To support Blesma’s strategic aims and objectives by delivering effective communications both outside and within the Association.

Location: Work out of Blesma offices – Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6NA

Responsible to Communications Manager

Salary and Benefits: up to £26,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Blesma offers a contributory pension scheme – employer’s contribution of 5% and a suggested employee’s contribution of 5% and a Death in Service insurance benefit equal to one and half times annual salary.

Contract Permanent.

Holidays 25 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.

Equal Opportunities Blesma is an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this is expected.

Full details of Conditions of Employment are set out in Blesma’s Employment Contract, the main features of which are standard for all staff.

We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. Blesma encourages a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. With an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Closing date: Monday 21 January 2019
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Ian Waller, Operations Director

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