BGS Staff Vacancy: Publications and Website Editor

14 September 2018
Join us in improving the healthcare of older people across the UK
Office based in Farringdon, London EC1
Remuneration package: c. £40,000 pa plus substantial pension contribution (11% of gross salary)
Closing date for applications: Sunday 14 October 2018
Interviews for short listed applicants: Monday 29 October in Farringdon, Central London

The British Geriatrics Society is the professional membership organisation for consultant geriatricians, GPs, nurses and other health professionals specialising in the healthcare of older people. We are a registered charity, and our charitable mission is to improve the healthcare of older people across the UK, adding life to years not just years to life.

This is a very exciting time to be joining the British Geriatrics Society (BGS). We recently celebrated our 70th anniversary, have completed a period of expansion of the staff team, undertaken a rebranding process, and launched our new website. We have enhanced our influence, and seen a huge increase in our social media impact. We have an expanding membership of health professionals involved in the healthcare of older people with frailty or other complex health needs. Our office is in Farringdon, a vibrant area in central London where we employ 11 staff.

The role:
  • To be the editor of our bi-monthly members’ publication, the BGS Newsletter
  • To be the overall editor of our website.
The person:
  • Committed to improving the healthcare of older people
  • Substantial experience as print or online editor or journalist, with a background in English language news or health media, or a senior editorial position in a UK charity’s Communications Department
  • At least one year’s experience of lead responsibility for getting publications published, including sole management of all of the following: planning content; commissioning content; editing, importing content to DTP software, design, typesetting, proofreading, print and dispatch
  • Experienced and fully competent in using Adobe InDesign and graphics manipulation software
  • Must enjoy working in a small team, and a very varied and busy workload.

Please download the Candidates’ Information Pack opposite, for the job description, person specification and how to apply.

No recruitment agency enquiries, please.