We’re seeking a networking and communications professional on a fixed term or secondment basis for 18 months, starting October 2023.
As the Volunteering Engagement and Communications Officer, you will be responsible for co-ordinating the communications, campaigns and engagement activities to publicise and promote the impactful work undertaken through the Volunteering Wales Strategic Grant scheme. This will include ensuring the partnerships, research and resources produced/developed by the awardees are best utilised to strengthen volunteering infrastructures for Wales.
WHY WORK AT WCVA?
WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) offers a number of benefits such as a flexible working scheme, pension contributions at 9% of salary, and access to an employees’ assistance programme.
WCVA invests in its employees and their development. We are a Living Wage Employer, committed to paying staff the real living wage, and have also been awarded Investors in People accreditation.
VOLUNTEERING ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
35 hours per week
£30,830 increasing to £32,674 per annum
WCVA operates a hybrid and flexible working policy which means you can work at our offices or remotely (including at home). We are a pan Wales organisation with office hubs in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Rhyl. There will be a requirement to attend some specific events and work engagements at our offices and other venues, but most of the time you can choose where you work to fit around your lifestyle.
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a networking and communications professional with excellent people skills to gain valuable experience of working as part of a Wales-wide team to publicise and promote the impactful work undertaken through the Volunteering Wales Strategic Grant scheme.
We are looking for someone with experience of facilitating and working with external stakeholder networks, with excellent copywriting skills across multiple communications mediums.
Some of your main duties will include:
- Working with grant awardees to gather resources and research produced through their activities and make them widely available. You will also ensure that learning and insights from these outputs are identified and shared with key stakeholders.
- Establish a Community of Practice for grant awardees to facilitate learning in relation to research, evaluations, best practise, and to enable partnership working.
- Create compelling content such as case studies, website copy, videos, infographics and written publications.
- Co-ordinate Welsh involvement in national UK volunteering campaigns eg Volunteer’s Week, the Big Help Out, Power of Youth Day, preparing and disseminating campaign packs and communications assets to enable key stakeholder groups to amplify messages.
- Working with colleagues to represent WCVA at the UK Volunteering Campaigns Sub-Group. Liaise with the third sector team in Welsh Government to provide up-dates, respond to enquiries and host Ministerial visits.
You will also work closely with other WCVA teams and external partners where you’ll get to see all the different and exciting projects that we’re involved in.
This job is a rewarding opportunity to not only publicise the work carried out by the Volunteering Wales Strategic Grant recipients, but also to ensure this good work is utilised to build stronger volunteering infrastructures for Wales.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please download the application pack below:
Closing date: 24 August 2023, 10 am