Why work with us

We work with policy makers, professional bodies and organisations to improve workplace wellbeing. People work with us because we have:

  • Expertise in wellbeing at work:  Our work has been funded by HSE, CIPD, Acas, and Business in the Community and International SOS Foundation as well as a range of corporate clients. We have spoken on the topic at professional events and contribute to various fora to promote health at work.  We hold roles on advisory boards for professional bodies such as the Society of Occupational Medicine and mental health advocacy groups such as MAD World and This Can Happen.
  • Proven track record of delivering evidence-based training on a national scale: We designed and delivered training across sectors as part of a national project funded by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop the management competencies for the prevention and reduction of work stress. This approach is supported by the CIPD and used across the public and private sector.
  • Excellence in developing resource packs, toolkits and guidance individuals and line managers: We regularly work with policy and professional bodies to develop evidence-based, user-friendly guidance.  We have recently completed a project for the Department of Work and Pensions to develop a return to work toolkit, due for release shortly.  Examples of our guidance supported by Acas, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and HSE as well as public and private sector clients such as International SOS.
  • Strong track record of achieving behavioural change and improved organisational outcomes through stress risk assessment approaches. Working with a number of universities and NHS Trusts and clients such as RWE npower we have supported senior leaders, line managers, teams and individuals to identify sources of work stress and facilitate individual and team discussions to identify positive action using risk assessment approaches.
  • Registered and chartered psychologists:  Our work is bound by the ethical codes of the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council.

For further information about our work please see http://affinityhealthatwork.co.uk/our-research

Role opportunity: Communications and social media manager

We are delighted to be offering an exciting opportunity for a six month part-time role with Affinity Health at Work. The successful candidate will gain invaluable experience and understanding of the field of workplace wellbeing. Those who have worked with us in the past have gone on to develop thriving careers in our field, to gain doctorates, work globally and work within leading institutions and organisations.

 

The role will focus on communications and social media, with an occasional requirement to support client project work. The role is likely to suit someone who would like to build a career in workplace wellbeing, and wishes to gain strong skills in communications and engagement within this space.

 

The role is remote, however attendance at meetings in London will occasionally be required. The role is for 2 days per week and payment (inc. VAT) will be £1000 per month. The work schedule will be flexible to allow you to plan around your study if applicable.

 

Core tasks

  • Develop and maintain a ‘communications grid’ of key Affinity activities and workplace wellbeing events
  • Track outputs and dissemination (including academic and trade publications) and report back to the team
  • Support the progression of publications through providing ad hoc proofreading and processing online submissions
  • Plan a programme of communications activity to consolidate Affinity’s profile and expertise within the field of workplace wellbeing
  • Develop material for Affinity’s website, such as case studies, events and news stories
  • Schedule regular content on Affinity’s social media channels, LinkedIn and Twitter, and on Affinity’s website
  • Develop communications materials (e.g. flyers, social media, e-newsletters) to support the delivery of Affinity projects.

 

Essential characteristics

  • Demonstrated passion for workplace health and wellbeing
  • A commitment to evidence-based practice and a rigorous approach to work
  • Strong and creative communicator, with an ability to develop content for different audiences
  • Excellent writing skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Clear and strategic thinker, with strong planning and prioritisation skills
  • Confident and proactive team player, able to work efficiently in a small remote team
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for and engagement with social and digital media
  • Familiarity with tools relevant to digital communications (such as image editing software, e-newsletter software, social media monitoring software)
  • Knowledge and interest in occupational or health psychology
  • Has an appropriate place to work and appropriate equipment
  • Able to attend occasional meetings in London
  • Professional experience in communications and marketing disciplines.

 

How to apply

All applications must be received by latest 5pm on Monday 29th November.

If you are interested in the role please provide:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter with a brief personal statement explaining why you are interested in the role

Successful shortlisted candidates will be:

  • invited to complete an exercise to draft LinkedIn post for an HR audience, with suggestions for how you would drive engagement
  • interviewed on Friday 10th or Monday 13th December with a start date of Tuesday 4th January.

 

Please send all applications to hello@affinityhealthatwork.com