FavoriteLoadingAdd to favourites

Help us create and implement our awareness-raising communication strategy

Marketing / PR volunteer needed for Epilepsy Berkshire

Epilepsy Berkshire exists to give support to those living with epilepsy:  to educate the community and organisations about epilepsy, to facilitate a sense of community ensuring that people do not feel isolated, to bring those together in a social environment where they can feel safe and supported giving support to the newly diagnosed, with help where necessary, such as guidance to organisations that can help them.

The charity has just taken its first steps, in setting up a support group at St Nicolas Church Centre, Earley, which provides the opportunity to meet with others in a safe environment and get involved in a range of social activities.

We are now seeking to recruit a volunteer to help us raise awareness of the work we our doing with our young charity and encourage more people to come along to our support group. We would like to find someone who can help us create and implement a communications strategy to help us deliver our message. This may involve: 

  • Researching similar groups to identify how they spread their message.
  • In collaboration with others, identifying target audiences and how they can be reached. 
  • Suggesting content ideas for awareness-raising work.  
  • Helping refine content to make it compatible with our communication platforms.
  • Creating guides to help others generate and post relevant content.

The role is likely to involve a mixture of strategic and hands-on work, creating a framework for our awareness raising work whilst also creating some initial content and managing our website and social media feeds. We would expect the volunteer to work alongside members of our committee and other volunteers to help them to contribute to the work.

We would anticipate that the right candidate for this role would have the following skills, qualification and attributes:

  • A background or keen interest in communications, PR, journalism or marketing. 
  • Confident in using standard office software and online applications. A comfortable user of social media. Previous experience of using content management systems such as WordPress would be an advantage.  
  • The ability to work as part of a team with strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Access to a pc would be required and the candidate would have suitable IT skills

The role provides an excellent opportunity to play a leading role in developing the communications of a newly founded charity whilst helping those in the community find support and companionship. The role may be particularly suited to a student or someone seeking to develop their skills in a new direction.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Peter Clunie, The Secretary
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07940 897 120
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance

Location description
Work from home and committee meetings in the Early area
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Approximately four hours a week
Task type?
Marketing / PR
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeBusiness orientatedLeaderSupportiveCreativeCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Introduction to the organisation and epilepsy awareness training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From fellow volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
travel expenses and other expenses by prior agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
19 November 2019

Other opportunities with Epilepsy Berkshire

Read more about Epilepsy Berkshire