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Communications Volunteer

A fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to gain experience in a communications role, working with an experienced and dedicated team. Scroll down for further information.
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Post:                                                              Communications Volunteer     

Department:                                                 Policy and Communications

Responsible to:                                            Communications Officer

Starting:                                                        As soon as possible

Estimated duration of job:                          Minimum 2 months 

Estimated time to be volunteered:            2-3 days per week 

 (Flexible: please note on application your availability)

Hours:                                                           10.30am – 5pm (flexible)

ABOUT WOMANKIND WORLDWIDE

Womankind Worldwide is a global women’s rights organisation which works in partnership with women’s rights movements in Africa and Asia to transform the lives of women. Womankind Worldwide believes in the power of women to change their own lives. When women join together in movements, they change laws, create lasting shifts of power, challenge harmful traditions and make sure all women’s voices are heard.

Together with women’s movements, we work towards…
- An end to all forms of violence against women and girls
- Women’s economic rights and control over resources
- Women’s equal influence in decision-making and ability to exercise political power

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role is ideal for someone with a passion for communications and an interest in women’s rights. This International Women’s Day (8th March 2019) marked Womankind Worldwide’s 30th anniversary. As part of our anniversary year we are looking to grow our communications.  We are specifically looking for a volunteer to help create through some ambitious communications projects including the development of a new website, social media campaigns and publication features.

Duties:

The Communications Volunteer will support admin and research work as well as contributing to other tasks as and when they arise. The Communications Volunteer will support the Communications Officer and Communications Manager on tasks which may include:

  • Collating and indexing content of the current website.
  • Researching industry best practice on website.
  • Researching industry best practice on social media.
  • Developing auto response templates for social media.
  • Editing case studies
    • Updating case study index
    • Updating image library
    • Inputting into the development of an organisational style guide


Knowledge and Skills

Essential:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong IT skills (word, excel, internet).
  • Strong written and verbal English.
  • Strong eye for detail.
  • Interest in women’s rights and/or international development.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in communications.
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience of using social media channels.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.

Information for Volunteers

  • All volunteer applicants will need to go through an interview process.
  • Expenses - all volunteers can claim back expenses for travel after 9.30am up to a travelcard for zones 1-6 (up to £12.10 per day), unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Lunch expenses up to £5.00 will be provided for volunteers who work 5 hours or more.  We regret that no other expenses will be paid without prior agreement of the line manager and completed documentation.
  • Hours - volunteer hours are usually 6 hours a day, (unless otherwise agreed) and are entitled to a 30-60 minute lunch break.  Volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 2 days a week with the days a person is available to work being agreed from the outset.  Volunteers should be able to commit themselves to working at Womankind for at least 2 months.
  • All volunteers will be assigned a line manager who will be responsible for regular supervision.  This should include a plan of the volunteer’s work over the 2 month period so that the volunteer is clear what is expected of them.
  • Volunteers are welcome to ask their line manager to provide a reference for their work once they have been with Womankind for at least two months.
  • We ask that when volunteers give notice, they work at least 2 days at Womankind after that to complete any urgent tasks.  

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Womankind, and why you think you would be the ideal person for the role.

Many thanks for your interest in volunteering for Womankind Worldwide

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London

Wenlock Studios
N1 7EU London Directions info@womankind.org.uk 02035675930

Perks & Benefits

Other than the rewarding work we do working with partner organisations to improve the lives of women and girls, there are other perks and benefits of working Womankind too. Some of them are listed here...

  • Pension

    We offer a generous pension contribution to all staff, whether temporary or permanent.

  • Flexible Working

    We understand that modern life is hectic, and not always as easy as the standard 9 - 5. We can offer flexible working patterns and day/s worked from home depending on the needs of the organisation. We also offer 5 days of paid dependency leave per year.

  • Development

    Womankind strongly encourage development in their staff. We hold quarterly in-weeks which are 2 days of training for all staff in areas that have been identified as needed skills. We also encourage staff to attend training throughout the year in areas they wish to develop.

  • Summer and Christmas Party

    While our Summer and Christmas parties might not be huge galas at the Ritz, we do make sure we celebrate our successes twice a year, and get together as a team to reward ourselves and socialise outside of the working environment.

Workplace & Culture

Here at Womankind, we are continually trying to adapt, evolve and improve our workplace and culture to the needs and desires of the team. We have an organisational culture committee who meet once a month, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Here we discuss ideas on how to build upon our workplace culture and the working environment. Over the last few years, a lot of work has been done to improve cross team working, community building and social events. We have annual Summer and Christmas parties, regular team lunches and weekly cake and tea gathering. We must admit, the eating cake and drinking tea is a fairly large part of day to day life at Womankind, so be prepared to gain the 'Womankind stone' if you become part of the team. You're never far from a slice.

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