Stories Lead

Reference number: 47993

Title: Stories Lead

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: £37,019 per annum (Inc London allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview date: Thursday 25 August 2022

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

This role is responsible for growing Sense’s storyteller portfolio, made up of disabled people and their families, volunteers, supporters and staff. It will play a leading role in ensuring that the most compelling stories feature across the charity’s media, campaigns, fundraising and wider comms initiatives.

Thesuccessful candidate will oversees the stories database, leads on identifying and interviewing storytellers and writing up their experiences, establishing a pipeline of new stories, according to organisational priorities.

You will champion, steward and promote storytelling internally and externally, working with teams across Sense to identify new storytellers and develop processes to facilitate this. They will be responsible for building trusted relationships with contributors, ensuring they have a positive experience throughout.


Key skills and experience

  • Experience of working in a fast-moving, deadline-driven environment, and managing competing priorities effectively
  • Strong understanding of what makes a good story, and understanding of the core role of storytelling within the charity sector.
  • Able to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation, people living with complex disabilities and with external stakeholders.

If this interests you please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification to see if you have what we need. If so, we look forward to receiving your application.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)