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Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)’s vision is a fulfilled life for all people affected by spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injured people are at the heart of everything we do – as Trustees, staff, volunteers, members and service users. For more than 45 years, we have empowered spinal cord injured people to rebuild their lives through the provision of essential information, advocacy and support. During the recent Coronavirus pandemic, SIA has been a beacon of light for the 50,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK who are living day-to-day with paralysis, incontinence and a high risk of life-threatening conditions. With determination, flexibility and creativity we are responding to a significant increase in demand for our services.

Please find below information on roles we’re currently recruiting for.

Interim Communications Manager

If you’ve an eye for a great story, and an ear for a pithy quote, read on.

We need an interim communications manager for the next four months with the potential to extend.  We’d like to talk to experienced hands-on types with a strong record in both print publishing – we’ve a bi-monthly magazine Forward – as well as in digital communications – we’re reviewing, expanding and implementing our digital offer, bringing all of our services online and connecting with many more spinal cord injured people.

We don’t boast the latest tech. We’re not a hotshot London agency, and we don’t have a pool table in the office.  We are, though, in the business of improving the lives of the 50,000 people paralysed by spinal cord injury in the UK. Making the case to end discrimination and change a profoundly unfair world, helping people get the care they need to lead a full and active life, and supporting injured people through the pandemic are just some of the things we do.

And to make that happen and more, we want someone exceptional. You’ll share our vision for great communications – genuine engagement on the issues that matter to spinal cord injured people, not just racking up likes on social channels.

A thirst for communications excellence, strong project management, planning skills are essential – as well as an ability to get on with people from all walks of life and to spot the inevitable misplaced apostrophe.

Nominally Milton Keynes-based, but we’ve haven’t been in the office for months either, so we’re flexible.

Spinal cord injury doesn ‘t discriminate. Neither do we. We welcome applications from all sections of society, especially under-represented groups. Let’s connect. Please send a CV and covering letter to Jen Sims, People Services Manager [email protected]  telling us the three great things you’ve done and we’ll take it from there.

Please click here to read the JD and spec.

Salary: £33,500 p.a.

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week fixed term (contract for four months).

Location: SIA House (Milton Keynes) currently homebased.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave per leave year increasing to 28 days after three years’ service and to 30 days after five years’ service. Access to group pension scheme (6% employer contribution).

 The deadline for applications 11th December and interviews will be held on 18th December with a view to start from January 11th 2021


We have a range of volunteering opportunities.  Visit our Volunteering pages for more information.


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SIA is accredited as a ‘Disability Confident: Employer’ by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). For more details about what this means, visit the DWP website.