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Home-based
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Voluntary
Job description

About us

Possability People is a charity committed to helping you make more things possible for you in your life, no matter what your situation. We work with disabled people, older people, younger people or anyone with an impairment or long term health condition.

Whether it’s helping you find help at home, or giving you moral support or advice, we have knowledge and expertise to advise you on what’s possible.

We believe in a society where anything is possible, regardless of ability.


 

What we need

The Get Involved Group works towards equality by inspiring disabled people to identify barriers and define solutions.

Giving disabled people in Brighton and Hove a voice, when services are planned and changed. We engage our members through meetings every 6 weeks, consultations, mail-outs and a monthly round-up.  Disabled people their friends and carers in Brighton and Hove. The council and CCG through better engagement with disabled people.

The Get Involved Group is looking for a new volunteer to help us extend our social media engagement across the city and beyond.


 

Things you can do

Our team of volunteers have the opportunity to play an active role in any of the following:

  • Helping the Get Involved Group increase their social media prescence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Glade, etc. to extend our voice to a wider audience and help promote our activities further afield
  • Supporting other volunteers and team members to actively use social media to promote activity within the project
  • Supporting the administrative tasks running the project
  • Identify groups and channels through which to promote our work
  • Identifying members preferred contact methods
  • Researching new contacts
  • Taking minutes, typing them up and sending them out
  • Website: uploads, newsfeed section, developing a blog
  • maintaining and developing our digital services
  • identifying outreach opportunities, new audiences and channels to reach these
  • maintaining contact, follow-up and service reviews with our service participants and partners, where relevant through our communication channels
  • promoting our services/projects and activities across a range of offline and online communication channels
  • identifying gaps in services/activities and solutions
  • supporting groups or individuals during training, whilst on courses, or in peer sessions
  • maintaining our contact databases
  • ongoing administration and record keeping required to support our work


 

Who can help

In the first instance the Get Involved Officer and in the second instance the Office & Resources Manager.


 

Expected Commitment

3 hours per week, either 10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm between Monday – Friday. This is flexible if needed.


 

What support and training is there for you?

Each Volunteer will have a full induction with the Office & Resources Manager in order to familiarise themselves with the overall working practices of the organisation.  Volunteers will have 1:1s every three months with their assignment lead.  There will also be team meetings and opportunities to join our social get-togethers throughout the year.


 

Benefits

  • An opportunity to offer your skills and experience.
  • The chance to build confidence, self-esteem and make a difference.
  • Access a range of free courses, including confidence building, computer courses, disability equality, customer services and more.
  • To work alongside other people to do things which you wouldn't or couldn’t do alone e.g. challenging discrimination, reviewing services, delivering training.
  • Join in debates and discussions about what needs to change for disabled and older people in Brighton & Hove.
  • To help yourself and other disabled and older people be fully included in the local community, at work, at home, socially and in the wider world.
  • Join a team committed to better, more equal and inclusive public services.
  • Meet new people.
  • Learn new skills, develop your CV and gain work references.
  • Have fun!


 

Can you provide the following?

  • Experience in using social media e.g. twitter, Facebook, blogs
  • Strong administrative ability and IT skills and use
  • Experience of or interest in disability issues, self management and those related to reducing social isolation and loneliness amongst disabled people, older people, younger people or anyone with an impairment or long term health condition.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about the social model of disability.
  • Ability to contribute positively to team work and activities.
  • Contribute ideas, attend team meetings and be solution focused.
  • A commitment to the principles of Equal Opportunities and Possability People’s policy on anti-discrimination for all groups in society.
  • An interest in supporting disabled and older people’s rights to quality services and equal access to local and citywide resources.
  • To uphold confidentiality when requested.
  • Agreement to be contacted with information about upcoming opportunities.


 

Maybe you have done or have some of these?

These are some skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for. However, if you don’t have these don’t worry as we can offer training and development within these areas.

  • Experience in developing communications/campaigns across channels and platforms
  • Experience of working with groups and one-to-one
  • Event management and planning
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Use of research tools across a range of platforms



 

Please note:

This role does not require any knowledge and or experience of a particular project or department.

Please do not worry about the tasks – a thorough induction will be provided with ongoing support and training.

All Staff & volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS Clearance.

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Posted on: 18 September 2019
Closing date: 17 December 2019
Tags: IT
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