Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Voluntary
Job description

Making sure our volunteers and members are kept up-to-date with both local and national news is vital. Our communication volunteers use social media and newsletters to make sure everyone from our MS community is informed about any MS Society updates as well as upcoming activities or events.

 

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.

About this opportunity

We are looking to recruit a Communications Volunteer for MS Society Scarborough and district Group. Our group is run by a friendly team of volunteers who fundraise and deliver a range of activities and services to support people with multiple sclerosis locally and we really need someone to help spread the word about what we do!

This is a key role for our group this year as we aim to improve our communications and reach out to younger people. You will take the lead on editing and publishing our Group newsletter four times a year and updating our group webpage. You’ll also help develop our social media and online profile, liaising with our Group Coordinating team.

Depending on your interests and time available, you might also help us develop links with the local media, getting to know relevant journalists and representing the MS community to the local media. This role is really flexible and has a huge potential to help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS. It is also a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.

We estimate that this role will take around 2 to 3 hours a month. Ideally, you will be able to attend a group planning meeting on the first Thursday of the month between 2-3pm at St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough, but this is not essential as we welcome your involvement whether you are working full time or not - this role is very flexible! We have a bespoke publishing platform to make production of our newsletter as simple as possible. You'll receive a welcome, induction and training relevant to the role, ongoing support from our friendly volunteer team and local staff member.

We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS. This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.

About you
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers.  You will need to be comfortable using the internet and email and confident in use of Facebook, or willing to learn. You'll enjoy working as part of a team and able to communicate clearly in written and spoken English

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The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.

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Posted on: 31 January 2020
Closing date: 30 April 2020
Job ref: 108196VCHJ
Tags: Communications, PR, Operations
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