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Use your communication and digital skills to help us provide more support to disadvantaged Reading people

Coordination / Projects volunteers needed for Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit

Social Media and Funding Bid Assistant

Help us to allow vulnerable local people with complex benefit needs to live rather than just survive

What we urgently need

Your communication and digital skills to help increase regular income for the Unit, with which we can provide more support hours to assist disadvantaged Reading people.

What you’ll do

You will help research, plan and write large bids to Trusts and other funders for financial support. You will also use your strong digital skills to put together a social media presence, through which the Unit can gain regular income from potential supporters.

Who we are

We offer free advice, advocacy and assistance to people in respect of their rights to often complex benefits.

The Unit’s been around in Reading for over 30 years, supporting vulnerable members of the Reading community facing hardship. We aim to benefit the local population by relieving poverty, sickness and distress by our free service.

Person specification and skills required:

  • Understanding and commitment to social justice.
  • Flexibility, resilience and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a persuasive, professional manner.
  • Competence and creativity in understanding and ordering information.
  • Excellent, IT, digital skills and knowledge of social media.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small, friendly team.
Contact person firstname
Matt Harrison, CEO
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
Contact instructions?
Contact Matt Harrisn on matt@readingspecialist.co.uk with a brief summary of your skills and how you could assist - or call him on 07391554684 for an initial chat.

Location description
Whitley or from home
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Coordination / Projects
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalNetworkerCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Is support given?
Description of support
Working closely with the CEO and the Volunteer Team Manager, you will be well supported
Are expenses paid?
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
7 April 2021