The Reluctant Spoonie

The Reluctant Spoonie

Learning to live with chronic illness and disability


Here are the current jobs available with The Reluctant Spoonie. Where possible, we hope to employ those with a chronic illness/ disability. Most jobs are on a one-off freelance basis with a small payment or gift in return. The editor will be able to provide a reference/ recommendation for all who work with us.

This blog is not-for-profit with the overall aim of helping those with live with chronic conditions. The Reluctant Spoonie is based in the UK, but all roles are open internationally as they are on a remote working basis.

Find out more about the values and goals of The Reluctant Spoonie here

Digital Magazine Guest Editor

We are currently seeking a guest editor for the third issue of our digital magazine. Find out more about the role here.

Payment £40

Deadline 9th October 2020

Staff Writers

*Voluntary Role* We are currently seeking staff writers to produce content for the blog across all sections. The ideal candidate will be able to write 1 blog post a month on a chronic illness topic of their choice, however, frequency of blog posts can be arranged around the persons scheduled. You do not need to have your own blog to take on this position.

To apply, please email the following to

  1. A sample blog post on a chronic illness topic
  2. Five blog post titles that you would want to write
  3. A short paragraph about yourself and your interest in chronic illness blogging
  4. Link to your blog/ socials (optional)

Time commitment for this role is expected to be 1 hour per week depending on the type of blog post that is being produced.

Social Media Assistant (Immediate Start)

*Voluntary Role* Full training provided, no professional social media experience required. Most suited to someone who is interested in chronic illness blogging or online advocacy work. Age 18+ (Due to the content of some posts that you will be working with). Time commitment 1 hour per week which can be spread over a number of days to suit your personal needs/schedule. You will be managing the Facebook page with full creative control. There will also be opportunities to create content for the other social media channels and submit blog posts on any topic to the blog.

Find out more and how to apply in the full advert here

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