Job description

The work of the External Communications Department involves the promotion of the Nightline Association vision and activities to external bodies; engages with external audiences including newspapers and broadcast, digital and social media; develops relationships with external organisations; all aspects of publicity, PR and fundraising.

Your line manager would be the Head of the External Communications Department.


Your primary responsibility is to promote the new Alumni Relations Project.

We will be looking at two main strands:

  1.  Research how experience volunteering for Nightline has affected post-graduation careers, to culminate in an article suggesting why employers should recruit ex-Nightline volunteers.
  2. Organise a buddy system between ex-volunteers and current ones; we would like to offer potential mentorship for current volunteers, giving our alumni a chance to stay involved with the Nightline Association and us a chance to continue our support past graduation.

You will sit within the External Communications Team, but it is expected that this role may require inter-departmental work. There is also the opportunity to be mentored by one of our Trustees.


Essential Experience:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  •  Some knowledge or understanding of volunteering for a Nightline
  •  Knowledge and experience of creating and running alumni campaigns
  •  Knowledge of the different types of skills Nightline training can offer
  •  Some experience of building relationships via long-distance means (E-Mail, Social Media, Skype, Phone)

Desirable Experience:

  •  Experience with the Nightline Association
  •  Knowledge of the different types of skills Nightline training can offer a variety of careers
  •  Knowledge of what it might be that drives Nightline volunteers to stay interested
  •  Experience working with alumni in a Higher Education capacity

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learning about good practice in collecting data under the new Data Protection Laws
  • Promote the Association’s brand in a responsible and appropriate manner
  • Maintaining relationships with current Alumni known to the Association
  • Reaching out to Alumni that may have not been approached by the Association before
  • Researching and collating reasons why we believe employers should be actively seeking ex-Nightline volunteers
  • Organising and trialling a buddy system between ex-volunteers and current volunteers, to offer career support, tips and direction
  • Work with the other members of the team, contributing ideas and feedback on their work as required
  • Keep the Head of Department up-to-date with your work, participating in regular support meetings
  • Attending Association events such as the Regional and National Conferences, in order to provide training to Nightlines to improve their publicity
  • Other reasonable duties as required by the Head of Department 


To apply for this position, please download the volunteer application form at send it to our applications email address.

All roles are appointed. The successful candidates will be decided based on the application forms by the appointments committee.

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Posted on: 14 December 2019
Closed date: 18 January 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising

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