East Lancashire Hospice

Marketing and Commu­nica­tions Assistant

Post Title:                   Marketing and Commu­nica­tions Assistant

Responsible to:      Fundraising and Marketing Lead

Type of Contract:  Permanent

Hours:                          22.5 hours

Salary WTE:              £20,569                 Pro Rata:               £12,341

Closing Date:           3rd October 2021 or when enough applicants

Interview Date:      13th October 2021

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This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabi­lita­tion of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With appro­ximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremen­do­usly. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Marketing and Commu­nica­tions Assistant

Following the growth of the Income Generation Department and a restructure, we are recruiting for a Marketing and Commu­nica­tions Assistant to join our fast moving team.

The Marketing and Commu­nica­tions Assistant will join our fast paced Fundraising and Marketing Team and will support the Fundraising and Marketing Lead to raise the hospice profile whilst generating valuable income within the communities of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.­ 

This will be achieved through the promotion of Patient Services, the hospice Retail Portfolio, Café Retreat, Fundraising Events as well as hospice Marketing Campaigns and Appeals.­    Promotion will be undertaken using both online commu­nica­tions including but not limited to the hospice website, social media and e-marketing as well as offline commu­nica­tions including but not limited to the generation of patient stories and press releases for the purpose of securing media coverage.­ 

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, demonstrate initiative and be able to work both individually and as a team.  They should be a good commu­nicator, competent copywriter and have experience of Microsoft Office 365 as well as mainstream digital platforms.­  A full clean driving license, with access to their own vehicle is also required.

What we offer

This post is 22.5hrs flexible over 7 days, as repre­sen­ta­tion at events outside of normal office hours on behalf of the hospice would be required. The salary for this role on a pro rata basis is £12,341.40 and benefits include; being part of a strong working team, full support from experienced managers and the opportunity for ongoing training.

We have an excellent, colla­borative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development oppor­tuni­ties, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique orga­nisa­tion, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Katherine Elliott

Email: Katherine.elliott@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: (01254) 287015

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below