Publicity Organiser

Publicity Organiser

Ongoing role
J97530
At a glance

Skills

  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing

Where

Wigan, WN1 1NH
Mainly at the office, or mainly at home.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

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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.

2.4 million adults in England alone can barely read or can’t read at all. We need your help to change people’s lives.

We offer free, one-to-one coaching to adults who want to learn to read.

 

What will you be doing?

Spreading the word is key to your local community understanding what your local Read Easy group does and how people can get the reading support they need or volunteer to help.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Management Team to decide on the group’s publicity needs.
  • Create content for your group’s page on the Read Easy website.
  • Set up and/or maintain the group’s Facebook page.
  • Set up and/or maintain Twitter and/or other social media platforms to raise your group’s profile with other local organisations and potential volunteers, if this is agreed.
  • Become familiar with and use the resources available to you on the Read Easy website.
  • Organise the printing and placement of posters, leaflets, and other publicity materials.
  • Identify any specific opportunities for publicity locally or via national events.
  • Ensure that you have written permission from all parties to use any such material for the purposes you intend.
  • Provide stories and photographs for the Read Easy UK website and newsletter about your group’s activities and achievements.
  • Follow ‘Read Easy Brand Guidelines’ to preserve a clearly recognisable and consistent Read Easy identity.

Resources, guidance and support

You will be provided with the Management Team Handbook, policies, training/induction and guidance specifically needed for this role, including access to support from a Read Easy UK Regional Adviser, via your Team Leader. You will also be invited to Read Easy UK’s regional forums and annual conference which give volunteers an opportunity for networking with those from other groups.

 

What are we looking for?

Personal qualities and experience

  • Knowledge and previous experience of publicity/marketing are essential.
  • A willingness to explore the range of publicity options and work with the Management Team to identify how best to publicise your group and its needs.
  • Knowledge and ability to use social media effectively is useful for the role.
  • The confidence to promote the work of Read Easy and a strong commitment to improving the lives of people who struggle with reading.
  • Good communication and people skills, with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • A non-judgemental attitude and respect for others.
  • Time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to use initiative and to work well as part of a team.
  • A willingness to abide by Read Easy policies and procedures.

What difference will you make?

Our vision is for all adults in the UK to have the literacy skills they need to fulfil their potential and live life to the full.

You’ll be joining over 1,400 volunteers across the country. Because of our dedicated volunteers, Read Easy groups deliver high-quality coaching services to local adults who want to improve their reading skills. That’s not all – learning to read is just the start. Our volunteers give someone a skill that allows them to fulfil their goals and live everyday life more easily. It’s life-changing and you can be part of this!

Before you apply

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Read Easy UK application form. 

Causes
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Organisation type: 
    Small or unincorporated organisation

    There are 2.4 million adults in England alone – over 5% of the working age population – who can barely read or cannot read at all.

    We offer free, one-to-one coaching to...