Blood Cancer UK • Flexible

Health Information Writer and Coordinator

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £31,000 / year

Remote-first – With Office Locations

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Our mission is to beat blood cancer within a generation. Our health information is a vital service to people affected by blood cancer, and a key way we reach more people affected by blood cancer with the support they need.

We are looking for a pragmatic individual with excellent written and communications skills. In this role, you’ll produce high quality information in a variety of formats. You’ll use co-creation techniques to ensure you really understand what it’s like to live with blood cancer, and produce information that’s supportive, relevant, and honest. You’ll work with clinical experts to make sure the information is accurate and up to date. You’ll also take on key administrative tasks to support the team to do the best we can for our community. We’re open to job share applications for this role, please state the hours you wish to work in your cover letter.

Key Responsibilities

Information production:

  • completing full-scale reviews of existing information resources
  • creating new information resources in an appropriate format (print, online or video)
  • collaborating with patients to ensure the information meets their needs (co-creation)
  • working with healthcare professionals to check clinical accuracy
  • writing up personal blood cancer stories for our website and print publications, based on interviews
  • working with the Design team to agree the layout and images for print publications
  • working with the Digital team to optimise user experience of our online information
  • fact-checking to ensure existing resources are up to date.


  • managing print stock levels and order queries
  • organising printed resources to be sent to face-to-face events and conferences
  • using qualitative and quantitative data to promote continuous improvement
  • monitoring the health information team inbox and responding to queries.


  • Promote Blood Cancer UK’s vision, mission and core values.
  • We’re all fundraisers. This is slightly different for all roles, and your team will have fundraising KPIs and objectives we all work to.
  • Attend and assist at Blood Cancer UK events and activities as required (NB this involves evening and weekend work).
  • Be an effective ambassador for Blood Cancer UK at any activity you attend.
  • All staff are expected to adhere to Blood Cancer UK’s policies and procedures.
  • Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • experience creating content across a range of media
  • excellent copywriting skills
  • accurate proof-reading skills
  • ability to translate complex medical information into plain English
  • interest in and empathy for how people cope with a life-changing diagnosis
  • sensitive interviewing skills
  • research skills including fact-checking and assessing sources
  • experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders
  • highly developed organisational skills
  • experience producing health information (desirable)
  • experience of using InDesign (desirable).

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – Our maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 12 weeks at full pay, 12 weeks at half pay, followed by 15 weeks at the statutory rate.
Enhanced paternity leave – Our paternity leave offer is 6 weeks at full pay.
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – For the vast majority of our roles, there is no requirement to work from one of our offices. We meet up as an organisation at 2-4 in-person events each year, such as all-staff away days.
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – Our enhanced sick pay offer is: Up to two years’ service: 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay After two years’ service: 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of Blood Cancer UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Blood Cancer UK

Company employees


Office locations

London and Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Charity & Tech For Good companies – 1st

Most flexible Charity & Tech For Good companies – 1st

Industry awards 2022