Job Title:  Senior Medical Writer                             

Location: Encephalitis Society Headquarters, 32 Castlegate, Malton, North Yorkshire Y017 7DT

Salary: £25-30k (depending on experience)

Type: Permanent full time (37h)

Base: Hybrid base (home/our HQ in Malton, North Yorkshire)


Responsible To: Director of Services


Responsible for an accredited high quality, up-to-date encephalitis information resources portfolio tailored for both our lay and scientific audiences to help save lives.


  • Manage all aspects of the Society’s information resources in a variety of formats for lay and professional audiences enabling the Society to achieve its objectives.
  • Manage the Society’s information accreditation ensuring our information is of the highest standard maintaining our reputation as global experts.
  • Assist with data collection and analysis to enable us to understand the impact of information resources we provide ensuring we meet the needs of our service users.
  • Monitor developments around patient information resources, including accessibility to inform future strategic directions of the Society’s services.
  • Undertake regular reviews of new developments within encephalitis research and clinical work to enable us to present the most up to date information resources.
  • Assist the communications department with promoting our resources and expertise on social media and other communication channels allowing us to reach more people.

 Key Relationships – Internal & External

The Senior Medical Writer’s external contacts include other volunteer organisations, beneficiaries (lay people and professionals), volunteers, translation, designing and printing partners. Internally, the Senior Medical Writer will work with all departments but in particular with the Support and Communication team.

 Health & Safety

  • Comply with safe working practices as defined by the Encephalitis Society.
  • Complete online training as and when required.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by acts or omissions at work.
  • Report any accidents, incidents or near misses as soon as reasonably practicable.


  • Join in the life of the charity, including becoming involved in events and other activities as appropriate.
  • Be aware of and always adhere to the charity’s policies.
  • Attend training including safeguarding as required to meet the requirements of the role.
  • Take responsibility for own personal development, seeking out opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by management which are reasonably deemed to be within the scope of the role or necessary for the smooth running of the charity.


  • Always apply the Encephalitis Society’s values and behaviours to every aspect of the role
  • Protect and enhance the interests and reputation of the Encephalitis Society internally and externally.

Download full applicant pack.

Please send your CV and supporting statement, telling us why you would like to join our Team to [email protected] by noon on 31st March 2023.

We would encourage you to have an informal discussion before you apply - please call or email Alina Ellerington, Director of Services on 01653 692583 or email [email protected]