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Digital Communications Officer

Posted on 11th March 2018

Volunteer role Digital Communications Officer
Job ID AV301
Type Unpaid voluntary role
Hours This role requires a minimum of 6 hours per week (flexible working)
Location Home working


About AcSEED

AcSEED believes that young people's emotional development is equally important as their academic progression, and recognises the importance of children developing into well-rounded and resilient individuals. The AcSEED Initiative (AcSEED) was founded by young people with lived experience of emotional wellbeing challenges at school, and is exclusively focussed on improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health support provided to young people in all UK schools and colleges.

With schools in more than 30 UK counties working towards AcSEED accreditation for emotional wellbeing and mental health support, we are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion for improving young people's mental health and wellbeing to help drive the next phase of AcSEED's growth.

Purpose of the Role

Digital media provides a key communications channel between AcSEED and a wide range of stakeholders involved in supporting young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health. This role is to drive the AcSEED digital media strategy and the associated on-line activities.

This role reports to the AcSEED Director of Operations. Appropriate in-house training will be provided.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an AcSEED digital media strategy that will raise awareness of the organisation's activities and engage relevant communities.
  • Manage and monitor the AcSEED social media channels which are currently based on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Track relevant news and trends in the field, and share through social media with the AcSEED community.
  • Utilise social media to help connect AcSEED with the wider community of organisations that contribute to the improvement of young people's mental health and wellbeing.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the AcSEED digital media strategy and execution.

Required Qualities, Experience, and skills

  • Awareness of, and passion for, improving mental health and wellbeing provisions in schools and colleges.
  • Experience in using social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Awareness of the benefits and potential risks of using social media.
  • Ability to access and use social media platforms from your intended work location.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative.

Desirable Qualities, Experience, and Skills

  • Experience of developing digital media or digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience working in young people's mental health and wellbeing, particularly within a school or college environment.
  • Experience of working or volunteering with a charitable organisation.

Length of Appointment

Volunteers are subject to a probationary period of 3 months. The role is ongoing and will be reviewed annually.

How to Apply

Please apply by sending an email to contact@acseed.org. Your application should include:

  • The role ID and title you are applying for.
  • A description of your relevant knowledge and experience (an attached CV would be ideal) and how this helps you to satisfy the requirements of the role.
  • Any additional skills and value you can bring to the organisation.

Please also include the names and contact details (preferably email) of 2 referees, at least one of whom is aware of your relevant experience.

You may apply for multiple volunteer roles if you have sufficient time available. In this case please state all role IDs that you want to be considered for in your application.

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