Volunteer Centre Hackney is a small charity based in the London borough of Hackney, working to support local residents to realise their skills and passions through volunteering and social action, and to share these for the benefit of others.
We work with over 1200 local people every year, helping to support them into volunteer roles and social action activities across the borough.
The Communications Officer will play a key role in helping to build, promote and retain VCH’s public profile with a diverse range of audiences, helping us to sustain the ongoing interest in volunteering in Hackney, most recently highlighted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of lockdown, we have registered over 2500 new volunteers, and we are keen to sustain and build on the engagement of local people in supporting their community, in ways that work for them.
You will help develop our communications strategy, whilst taking responsibility for managing and developing the tools and content to deliver this on a day to day basis.
You will plan, write and distribute a range of content across the marketing mix including our website, social media and in print. This includes writing copy and sourcing imagery for VCH events and activities, creating regular e-bulletins, updating social media channels, creating content to share the impact of our work, as well as helping to promote outreach and other events and activities.
This role will require excellent communication skills, great team work, organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing with a wide range of audiences including Hackney residents, potential volunteers, funders, local media and our diverse range of partners.