Location: London, Chesterfield or homeworking
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
£34,163 per annum (London office-based), £30,954 per annum (rest of UK)
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Some travel may be required – if homeworking there is likely to be circa once a month travel to London office
Closing date:
23:59, Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the Copywriter role (PDF, 173 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.


Working in partnership with the Designer, the Copywriter will lead the development of creative concepts and the application of our brand’s identity and tone of voice across high impact branded collateral, and online and offline executions.

As a skilled Copywriter, you will be able to create original copy for long and short formats including brochures, web copy, social media, information booklets and reports. You understand the Versus Arthritis tone of voice and brand and how it can be used to help us live our values and achieve our strategic objectives.

About the role

The Creative and Content team will gather and tell the stories of our impact as a charity, through our work in Demand, Deliver and Discover. The team will deliver impactful creative and content through the continued evolution and application of our brand identity.

Key requirements

  • A trained, skilled and experienced Copywriter with experience of working on the rollout of a large complex brand either in an agency or in-house.
  • Experience of writing for a wide range of print and digital communications. This could include exhibition stands and merchandise, voiceovers and scripts, social media posts, booklets, posters annual reports and emails, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to explain creative ideas, train and communicate to a range of internal audiences, providing constructive challenge where necessary.
  • Experience of forming and maintaining strong long-term relationships both internally and with external agencies.
  • Experience of working with external suppliers such as design agencies, photographers, illustrators and copywriters.
  • Experience and understanding of tone of voice and how it can be utilised as a key element of the brand.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and to manage a complex workload efficiently.
  • Experience of working within a brand, marketing or communications team; and leading project teams in the development of the verbal identity.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV (max. 2 pages please)
  2. along with this completed supporting statement form (Word, 43 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the Copywriter role (PDF, 173 KB)
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised
  4. please ensure the documents you submit are in Word or PDF format.

Email your completed application by 23:59, Tuesday 12 July 2022 to

We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.


First interview dates are to be confirmed and will take place via Microsoft Teams.

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

Promoting equality in the workplace.



Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace.

Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.