PDP PR Support Specialist

PDP PR Support Specialist

Ongoing role
J97220
At a glance

Skills

  • Public relations

Where

Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LX
Remote opportunity

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week
12 hours per week, our working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

As a volunteer PR Specialist, you will play a crucial role in enhancing communication, managing external relations, and supporting the Directorship in achieving organisational goals.

What will you be doing?

We are a Kingston-based social marketing enterprise using creative thinking to build community cohesion.

We aim to attract knowledgeable individuals encouraging different cultures to unite which enables us to share and celebrate essential lessons.

Partnering with local organisations, we put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance.  

We conduct research to support our cause to challenge preconceptions around race and stereotyping. As well as delivering workshops on unconscious bias in the workplace.

To learn more about our impactful work at Quilombo UK, we encourage you to explore our website and YouTube channel.

 

 https://quilombouk.com/the-quilombo-story

Join us in leading positive change!

 

Role Description:

Quilombo UK is seeking to welcome a qualified and experienced professional to join us as a Public Relations Specialist within the Director's Support Team. This position is a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about supporting Quilombo UK's mission and contributing to its growth. As a volunteer PR Specialist, you will play a crucial role in enhancing communication, managing external relations, and supporting the Directorship in achieving organisational goals.

 

The Professional Development Programme with Quilombo UK runs over a period of 16 weeks, is UNPAID and requires a minimum of 12 hours of commitment per week across Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday.

 

Upon successful application, our HR team will contact you to arrange an interview. Following a successful interview, we'll initiate the onboarding process by sending you the necessary documents. Once your onboarding and identification documents are received and verified, you'll be invited to a 6-hour HR and System Induction. Subsequently, you'll meet with your Head of Department or Assistant Manager for your First Day.

 

QUILOMBO UK is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace environment that values diversity and promotes equality for all employees. As part of our commitment to upholding these principles, we adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Equality Act 2010. We firmly believe in creating a workplace where all individuals are respected and treated fairly. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

What are we looking for?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research on relevant industry trends, stakeholders, and key issues.
  • Analyse information to provide actionable insights and recommendations to the Directors.
  • Receive and interpret briefings from the Directors, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of organisational objectives.
  • Develop and deliver clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Translate briefings into actionable outcomes, coordinating with various teams and individuals.
  • Monitor progress and provide regular updates to the Directors on outcomes achieved.
  • Develop and implement PR strategies to enhance Quilombo UK's public image and reputation.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with media, partners, and community influencers.
  • Work closely with the Directors to provide necessary PR support.
  • Collaborate with other teams to align communication strategies with overall organisational goals.

 

Essential:

  • Proven experience in Public Relations, Communications, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyse, and incorporate information for strategic decision-making.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong understanding of translating briefings into actionable outcomes.
  • Familiarity with delivering PR actions in alignment with organisational objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for supporting Quilombo UK's mission and values.
  • Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

 

Desirable:

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Can work without much supervision

 

What do we offer:

  • Online placement.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development in PR. 
  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and innovation.

 

What difference will you make?

Partnering with local organisations, we put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance.  

We conduct research to support our cause to challenge preconceptions around race and stereotyping. As well as delivering workshops on unconscious bias in the workplace.

Before you apply

Do you have access to a personal laptop or PC?

Are you sure you can commit to this job as being a non-paid job?

Do you think you will be able to commit yourself to the PDP programme, implicitly 12 hours per week, for 16 weeks?

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Faith and ethics
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Organisation type: 
    Social enterprise

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