Join us for 21 hours a week as our Communications Officer (12-month fixed term contract).
We’re looking for someone to join our team to help us build our social profiles and create engaging content.
For families facing tough times, a holiday is a much-needed break from the day to day, as well as giving space and time to breathe, and think differently. Families report feeling happier, creating memories and feeling more confident to face the future. Their stories capture our hearts and the hearts and minds of our supporters, fundraising partners, suppliers and friends.
This role is important in helping us tell the stories and share the impact of holidays on families. It’s important to bring people closer to all the aspects of our work, the different ways in which the wider community can be involved with and help families facing tough times. And in bringing these fabulous stories, and the voices of families we are here for, to life.
Stories and content about fundraising activities and the brilliant people that make up the team of #HolidayHeroes (people who work together to make holidays happen for families facing tough times) is key to help us grow awareness of our small-but-mighty charity, and drive engagement that results in actions – like supporting us with donations, gifts in kind/partnership.
You’ll be an important member of our team, working with different fundraisers on their activity, our experiences team to help make sure their messages are clear. Making sure we all understand what's happening in our social channels and what you need to make them the showcase they should be for our work. You’ll have lots of opportunities to try different things, learn and continue to grow our activity.
The role itself is a fixed term contract for 12 months and is for 21 hours a week. We’re super flexible about how to work those hours through the week, so this is something we can work out between us. We work in a hybrid way – a mix of office and working at home. Some people prefer more office time, and that’s fine too.
If you’d like a chat about the role, just get in touch. You might want to hear more about where we are now, and where we are heading. Or what the office is like, or the people, or whether there’s a biscuit tin (duh, yes!). They’re all great questions, so just ask them.
As part of our commitment to safeguarding the families we’re here to help, we follow safer recruitment practice. This means we will ask you to share details of any convictions you may have had, and we may ask you to complete other pre-employment checks. You may be required to complete a DBS check (at the charity’s expense). We also run basic searches on social media and through search engines as part of our checking process.
No need for a long cover letter - just tell us why this role is right for you right now, and what interests you about it. Do please explain any gaps in your CV, but remember that gaps aren't seen by us as a bad thing - sometimes the things we do between jobs are the things that give us great skills and experiences to share!
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