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Celebrity Officer
Alzheimer's Research UK

Job Description

Are you looking to take the next step in your celebrity management career, helping to bring attention to one of the world’s greatest medical challenges?

We are looking for a candidate with excellent experience in celebrity relationship management to join our Celebrity team at Alzheimer’s Research UK as Celebrity Officer, responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing long-term relationships with celebrities, their agents and representatives.

We have an award-winning track record of harnessing celebrity talent to bring national and international attention to our campaigns and initiatives, all driven towards achieving our vision of a world free of dementia. We are ambitious and creative, and keen to do more with a new opportunity to grow the team.

This new role will work closely with the Celebrity Campaigns Manager and the team’s existing Celebrity Officer, and will see them steward celebrities, influencers and other high-profile individuals to support Alzheimer’s Research UK across a variety of campaigns, events and fundraising activities.

The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of celebrity relations (ideally within a charity environment) and contacts within the entertainment industry. The role holder will bring tenacity, drive and ambition to the team, helping us secure more leading talent to support our vital mission.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Steward celebrity supporters and liaise with their teams to explore potential support opportunities.
  • Build robust and lasting relationships with celebrities, agents, media and those involved in the entertainment industry.
  • Support on key campaign moments and work closely with the Celebrity Campaigns Manager to oversee and devise campaign opportunities, ensuring the best outcome for both ARUK and its celebrity supporters.
  • Manage media appearances for celebrity supporters, seeking high-profile opportunities to promote the ARUK brand and support celebrities to take part.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee the celebrity contacts programme to ensure supporters are receiving regular updates from the charity (celebrity newsletter, CEO updates, meetings as appropriate, acknowledgement of key milestones, event invitations and other ad hoc contact).
  • Write, issue and sell-in celebrity-led press releases and comments, coordinating with our Communications teams, to boost media exposure and strengthen relationships with talent.
  • With support from the Celebrity Campaigns Manager, work proactively across teams at ARUK to demonstrate where celebrity support can add value to activities, and to field requests for celebrity involvement from across the charity.
  • Develop and write in-house celebrity content for ARUK’s blog, website and social media channels.
  • Contribute to Brand department-wide activity alongside other teams.
  • Ensure all activities and outcomes comply with ARUK’s branding and style guide.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the Celebrity Campaigns Manager, in line with the responsibilities of the post.

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge (flexible working considered)

Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 18 April 2021, with interviews likely to be held week commencing 26 April 2021. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a particular day.

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.