The Hospice uses storytelling for many reasons - to promote our care services, gain supporters, inspire volunteers, dispel myths and raise income.

We publish stories on the Hospice’s own website and social media, local press and networking groups. Working with the Projects and Marketing Coordinator, you’ll develop relationships with staff, volunteers, patients, family members and supporters so that you can encourage them to tell their personal stories - and from those stories, you’ll write case studies that really make people take notice. Someone with a journalism background might find this role ideal.

Interested? Call 01485 601700 or Apply Online

You’ll need to be organised, with a high attention to detail and able to work with minimum supervision.

Hours, days and times can be flexible. Ideally, a regular pattern of three or four hours a week would meet the needs of this role. Training will be provided so that you have a good overview knowledge of the Hospice and your specific role.

As you may be exposed to Personal Identifiable Data a high level of integrity is essential. And the role is subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS) check.

Key things you’ll do:

  • develop a process for collecting and logging case studies and gaining consent from the people depicted
  • manage the Hospice’s storytelling approach - you’ll be the first point of contact for new storytelling opportunities
  • build relationships with staff, volunteers, patients, family members and supporters to put together individual stories
  • interview everyone connected with the story to get them to share their feelings 
  • write a creative and compelling story with interesting or unique details that bring it to life, giving it emotion and meaning - and at the same time promotes the aims of the Hospice
  • keep a database of raw transcripts and adapted texts for different uses
  • catalogue photographs and testimonials in an orderly way, making sure you have written permission
  • make recommendations for the use of case studies and personal stories to enhance existing communications