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Communications Officer

Orbis is an international NGO that transforms lives by working to eliminate avoidable blindness. There are 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, yet 80% of eye conditions can be prevented or treated. Our innovative programmes focus on long-term, lasting solutions and we are the only NGO in our sector to provide training to the whole eye care team: from ophthalmologists, anaesthetists, nurses and biomedical engineers to community based health and outreach workers.

Our vision is of a world where no-one is denied the chance of an education, a job or their future by becoming needlessly blind or visually impaired.

Orbis EMEA is currently recruiting for a new Communications Officer. The Communications Officer plays an essential role in raising awareness of Orbis and our work to a variety of external audiences. A key member of the Communications team, within the External Relations Directorate, you will be responsible for promoting our programme and fundraising activities through all of the main media and marketing channels. You will develop opportunities to highlight our vital sight-saving work to journalists with an interest in international development.  You will manage the case study library, ensuring our patient stories and photography are up-to-date and are written in a compelling way for use by colleagues across the organisation. You will also work closely with the fundraising teams, promoting partnerships and events, such as the London Marathon.

This role requires experience in copywriting; media relations; PR and digital.

Salary:   Circa £27,000 p/a
Location  London
Closing Date:   Monday 30th May 2016
1st Interviews:  Tuesday 7th June 2016
2nd Interviews:  w/c 13th June 2016
Full time:  37.5 hours per week

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded from www.orbis.org.uk

All applicants must have legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will be subject to a standard DBS check.

Plus submit your curriculum vitae and a covering letter, which should cover how you meet all of the essential criteria, to Nathalie Pinel-Miller, Business Support Manager, ORBIS EMEA, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 - 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ. Email: npinel-miller@orbis.org.uk

Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons, irrespective of any protected characteristic they may have.

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