Stephen Matthews

Stephen Matthews

At a glance

Skills

  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing
  • Film / video production
  • Photography
  • SEO and analytics
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • Project / programme management
  • Training

Where

Based in Wivenhoe, Essex
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.

Time

Either in or out of office hours

I am available for calls/emails during work time, but would look to complete most voluntary work in the evenings and at weekends.

Causes

  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Criminal justice
  • Environment
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people

Type of role

Short term project, Ongoing role, Trustee/Governor

Work history

Portfolio

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About me

I have over 20 years' experience as a communications strategist and content creator (writing, films, podcasts).

I started my career in the TV/film industry. I have produced over 2000 films - my credits include award-winning TV comedies, documentaries, government campaigns and social media content. 

I have worked as Senior Producer in two leading film production agencies, delivering marketing and communications content for FTSE100 companies, government agencies, universities and NGOs.

I have also worked in a broader communications role in two universities, with experience in media relations and social media campaign development.

I have also:

- worked as a Youth Mentor, supporting arts programmes in deprived communities in Brighton and Hove, and Dundee

- written and delivered film production training, building capacity within a range of organisations (Friends of the Earth, Virgin Media Pioneers, University of Essex)

- worked as a Visiting Professional Speaker in Media Production (Colchester Institute)

I have a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, specialising in the Politics of Latin American Development. I currently lead the Communications and Events teams at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, one of the leading law schools in the world.

What am I looking for

Opportunities to connect with, and support, organisations working on human rights and social justice.

Opportunities to further develop my interests - campaign video production, video strategy, social media strategy and management - with focused, ambitious and committed organisations.