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The IARS International Institute is one of the world’s leading user-led NGOs with an international mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We are recognised as a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion.

  • By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support
  • By acting as an international network of NGOs bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems
  • By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible, peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current
  • By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact
  • By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

Key tasks:

1. Communications Administration

  • To assist in maintaining the CRM and website up-to-date
  • To ensure that all personal data is kept securely according to GDPR policy and best practice
  • To be responsible for keeping the IARS templates up to date (e.g. letterhead, annual leave forms etc.)
  • To be responsible for the production, design, updating and commissioning of marketing material promoting IARS work and services such as banners, fliers, brochures, business cards and videos

2. Social media  

  • To Create dynamic written, graphic, and video content for the social media accounts of each IARS project
  • To create posts, videos and other content for IARS and project-specific social media accounts, including the recording of audio content and visual animations. (training will be provided)
  • To proofread and optimise content for better reach and engagement.
  • To perform outreach activities such as tagging and stakeholder/influencer mapping
  • To assist in the production of training materials on marketing and social media and research digital tools for digital marketing.
  • To undertake design tasks such as web banners and social media posts etc. in CanvaPro to ensure a high standard for copy and content that meets our brand guidelines.
  • To create a communications calendar that includes key national and international dates and project milestones
  • To support the Communications Manager with the management of the 99% magazine website and social media
  • To help the Communications Manager gather and report of relevant performance data to help evaluate social media activities
  • Delivering primary response on social media channels 

3. Other duties

  • To respect IARS Equality and Diversity Policy as well as its founding values
  • To work co-operatively with other IARS staff and Board members
  • To treat with confidentiality any information about IARS members, users, staff and research that could be deemed as personal, private or sensitive
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required

Person Specification: Communications Administrator

Knowledge & Experience

Experience of using social media and creating content (required) 

Formal or informal training on digital marketing or social media (required) 

Experience of working with Google applications (required)

Experience of working with Hootsuite (desirable -  trainning will be provided) 

Experience working with Airtable for project management (desirable -  trainning will be provided) 

Experience with Scribe or any video editing platforms (desirable -  trainning will be provided) 

Experience using Canva (desirable -  trainning will be provided) 

Skills & Abilities

Good written, oral and communication skills (required)

Organised and able to prioritise tasks (desirable)

Good attention to detail (desirable)


Empathy with the aims and objectives of IARS and its values (required)

Self-motivated and willingness to learn online platforms and tools for social media, project management and GDPR (required -training will be provided)

Willingness to work independently (required)

More about The IARS International Institute
The IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute is one of the world’s leading user-led NGOs with an international mission to give everyone a cha... Read more

Refreshed on: 10 January 2021
Closing date: 29 January 2021
Tags: Communications, PR,Marketing
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