Versus Arthritis

Head of Communications

London (Central), London (Greater)
18 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Location: Office based

Hours: full-time

Salary: £53,000pa (London)

Benefits: Read more about what we offer

Contract type: Maternity Cover

Closing date: by 12.00pm on 1st July 2019

Download the job description and person specification from our website.


Versus Arthritis is a new organisation, built on the legacies of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care. Our ambition is to create a world that no longer tolerates arthritis – no longer dismissing it as inevitable, untreatable and unimportant.  Our communications work is central to achieving this vision.  We are looking for a passionate, inspiring and creative head of communications, to lead and deliver our PR program – raising arthritis as an issue of national importance, growing our brand and increasing engagement.

About the role

The role will work with colleagues across the organisation and external partners to drive national perception change about arthritis through innovative, strategic PR programs.  They will lead the six-person comms team, motivating and inspiring them through a period of change.  They will have the opportunity to grow and build our press office function, creating a media voice that demands more with and for people with arthritis, putting the issues that matter to them at the top of the media agenda.

Key requirements

We are looking for a passionate, proactive and collaborative communication leader with experience of:

  • High impact national consumer PR strategies and campaigns
  • Successful press office functions
  • Leading teams through change, motivating them to deliver brilliant results

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. along with a completed supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification
  3. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised

Email your completed application by 1st July 2019 via the link on our website.


First interviews expected: 12th July at our London office
Second interviews expected: 16th July at our London office

About us

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 17.8 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening.  We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis. 

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer on our website.

Promoting Equality in the workplace

Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

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