Crohn's and Colitis UK
Crohn's and Colitis UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC038632

Crohn's and Colitis are lifelong conditions. They are painful, debilitating, and many people suffer in silence throughout their lives. But we're here for you, every step of the way.

Current vacancies

Knowledge & Information Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,000 – £42,000
  • Flexible/Hybrid/Remote with a requirement to attend our offices in Hatfield, Herts, for 4 x All staff days annually. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 5th June 2024

Join Our Team!

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Knowledge and Information Manager to lead our recently expanded Knowledge and Information team. In this role you will have responsibility for leading the development of our highly regarded information and resources, to support, and empower everyone affected by Crohn’s or Colitis. This includes our evidence-based online and printed publications, web content, research summaries and other information, ensuring it is relevant, and accessible to all.

You will be driving new initiatives and developing tactical plans for the team which meet our strategic objectives.

You will be a member of the charity’s Management Development Forum, providing leadership across the organisation and liaising with the Senior Leadership Team and contributing to the leadership, planning and delivery of cross-team projects.

Benefits of Working for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

If you’re successful, you will be joining a dynamic organisation with an amazing culture. We offer competitive that include:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing one day per year up to 30 days
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity pay
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Interest free loan for season tickets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking and secure bike locks
  • Training and development financial support and/or study leave
  • Performance review and development scheme

About You

You will be skilled in the translation of complex medical and health information into engaging and accessible patient information, and have experience of working with patients and healthcare professionals to develop information resources in line with recognised standards.

You’ll be:-

  • Managing the development of Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s repository of evidence about Crohn’s and Colitis.
  • Experienced in appraising research and translating this for patients and the public
  • Proficient in measuring the effectiveness of a promotion and dissemination and use of information
  • Working with both our external and internal stakeholders.
  • A skilled multi tasker, able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • And you’ll have a calm, consistent and flexible approach to work with a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

About Us

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's and Colitis.

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that can profoundly affect their quality of life. And, because of the stigma surrounding these conditions, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But we are here to support and champion their cause. We are growing our amazing team to deliver new and ambitious plans, you couldn’t be joining us at a more exciting time!

If you like the sound of our role then this could be an opportunity to join a leading charity as we enter the next stage of growth and expansion.

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Policy Lead (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £37,000
  • Hybrid. Please note that the role will require some attendance at face-to-face meetings in the Scottish parliament and therefore applications are welcomed from people living in, or with easy access to, Edinburgh.
  • Closing 23rd November 2023

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But we’re here to support and champion their cause and our new ambitious plans will help to make a real difference.

The role

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of those living with Crohn's and Colitis? At Crohn’s & Colitis UK, we are seeking a dedicated Policy Lead to play a pivotal role in shaping our policy initiatives in alignment with our strategic objectives and UK-wide influencing priorities. As a Policy Lead, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the development of policies that ensure a strong and influential voice for individuals affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Working closely with the Head of Policy and Campaigns and the Policy Manager, you will actively engage in effective policy development and advocacy efforts, making a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of people across the UK. Join our team and be a driving force in creating positive change for those impacted by these conditions.

This role will require some attendance at Scottish Parliament and Government offices for face-to-face meetings.

About you

As part of this role, you will show your ability to:

  • develop and deliver evidence-based policy initiatives to transform services
  • build and maintain relationships with decision makers across Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • communicate with them succinctly and effectively to amplify our voice
  • keep track of policy developments in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • use your knowledge of health policy and build networks to change systems.

Together, we will achieve better diagnosis, better care and better lives for everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

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This vacancy has now closed

Knowledge & Information Editor

  • Full time or Part time
  • £33,000 – £35,000
  • Home based - Flexible
  • Closing 3rd October 2023

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good.

Are you skilled at producing accessible, evidence-based information and passionate about working to improve the lives of everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis? As Knowledge and Information Editor at Crohn's & Colitis UK, you'll join a skilled and dedicated team. You'll work collaboratively to produce a diverse information portfolio including printed publications, web content, digital tools and videos. You'll work closely with healthcare professionals and other stakeholders to ensure our material is effectively promoted and distributed to those who need it most. If this sounds exciting – apply now.

About you

If you have a passion for producing high-quality patient information that is accessible and engaging, we’d like to hear from you.

As our ideal candidate, you’ll have experience researching content, interpreting complex evidence, writing accessible and engaging information, and liaising with external suppliers. You understand the barriers that prevent people from accessing health information and are committed to progressing equality, diversity and inclusion. You have excellent communication skills and can influence a range of stakeholders, including healthcare professionals. You're calm, consistent, and committed to the values of Crohn's & Colitis UK.

If this sounds like you, we'd love you to join our Knowledge & Information team!

Our location

We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail, but you can work from home if you wish. In addition, we have All Staff Together days at least four times a year, which is a great opportunity for you to meet with the wider team. It is possible therefore you could live almost anywhere in the country. If you want to be considered for the role but are worried about location, talk to us – it may work!

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This vacancy has now closed

Knowledge & Information Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,000 – £42,000
  • Hybrid, four times a year for mandatory All Staff Together days and occasional meetings
  • Closing 9th October 2023

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's and Colitis.

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that can profoundly affect their quality of life. And, because of the stigma surrounding these conditions, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But we are here to support and champion their cause. We are growing our amazing team to deliver new and ambitious plans; you couldn’t be joining us at a more exciting time!

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Knowledge and Information Manager to lead our recently expanded Knowledge and Information team. In this role you will have responsibility for leading the development of our highly regarded information and resources to support and empower everyone affected by Crohn’s or Colitis. This includes our evidence-based online and printed publications, web content, research summaries and other information.

About you

You will be skilled in the translation of complex medical and health information into engaging and accessible patient information and have experience of working with patients and healthcare professionals to develop information resources in line with recognised standards.

You’ll be:-

• educated to degree level in a scientific discipline or have the equivalent experience

• experienced in appraising research and translating this for patients and the public

• proficient in measuring the effectiveness of a promotion and dissemination and use of information

• effective in managing and leading a team

• and you’ll have a calm, consistent and flexible approach to work and a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

If you like the sound of our role, then this could be an opportunity to join a leading charity as we enter the next stage of growth and expansion.

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This vacancy has now closed

Guidelines Project Lead (Patient Information & Involvement) - 12 months FTC

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £37,000
  • Flexible (the role can be home-based, office-based or hybrid).
  • Closing 29th August 2023

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But we’re here to support and champion their cause and our new ambitious plans will help to make a real difference.

The role

In this exciting new role, you would work collaboratively with colleagues at the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), supporting the development of their consensus guidelines on the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). You’ll champion and facilitate authentic and impactful patient involvement and lead the development of resources for patients to communicate key information from the consensus guidelines.

Collaboration is at the heart of our approach. As part of the Knowledge and Information Team, you'll work on award-winning patient information. This includes our evidence-based printed publications, web content, research summaries, videos and other digital materials, to support and empower everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Occasional early morning and late evening work will be required.

About you

Are you experienced facilitating meaningful patient involvement and producing patient information that is evidence-based, accessible and engaging?

As our ideal candidate, you have significant experience in co-production, user involvement and user testing. You’re skilled at translating complex research into engaging and accessible content. Your interpersonal skills enable you build influential relationships and collaboration is at the heart of your approach. You have excellent communication skills and are calm, consistent and committed to the values of Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

If this sounds like you, we'd love you to hear from you!

Location

We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail but many of our staff work very effectively from home. In this role, there is plenty of scope for doing that. There will be times when you will need to be at face-to-face meetings. This includes a 2 day in-person event on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2023 and 4 All Staff Together days a year. It is possible you could live almost anywhere in the UK. If you want to be considered for the role but are worried about location, talk to us - it may work.

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This vacancy has now closed

Policy Lead (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £37,000
  • Hybrid - the role requires some attendance at face-to-face meetings in the Scottish Parliament, therefore applications are welcomed from people living in, or with easy access to, Edinburgh.
  • Closing 28th August 2023

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good.

The role

Starting between £33,000-£37,000 per annum depending on experience

Permanent - Full-Time (35 hours a week). Job share considered. Place of work: hybrid - the role requires some attendance at face-to-face meetings in the Scottish Parliament, therefore applications are welcomed from people living in, or with easy access to, Edinburgh.

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of those living with Crohn's and Colitis? At Crohn’s & Colitis UK, we are seeking a dedicated Policy Lead to play a pivotal role in shaping our policy initiatives in alignment with our strategic objectives and UK-wide influencing priorities. As a Policy Lead, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the development of policies that ensure a strong and influential voice for individuals affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Working closely with the Head of Policy and Campaigns and the Policy Manager, you will actively engage in effective policy development and advocacy efforts, making a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of people across the UK. Join our team and be a driving force in creating positive change for those impacted by these conditions.

About you

You will develop and deliver evidence-based policy initiatives to transform services and improve the lives of people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis. You will build and maintain relationships with decision makers across Scotland and Northern Ireland, and you will communicate with them succinctly and effectively to amplify our voice.

You will have a keen eye for detail to keep track of policy developments in Scotland and Northern Ireland. You will use your knowledge of health policy and build networks to change systems. Together, we will achieve better diagnosis, better care and better lives for everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Our location

We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail. In this role, however, there is plenty of scope for working from home, although there will be times when you will need to be at face-to-face meetings. The role requires some attendance at meetings at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and the charity meets four times a year at its office in Hatfield for our 'All Staff Together' days.

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