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Communications Volunteer

Ilford Shopmobility

Ilford Shopmobility is where people with mobility difficulties come to hire electronic scooters or manual wheelchairs so that they can get round Ilford town centre more independently.

We need a Communications volunteer to promote the services of Ilford Shopmobility, in particular by managing website content; email newsletters; and social media presence.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • To produce and distribute a quarterly email newsletter using Mailchimp and provide feedback on the newsletters take-up.
  • To manage Shopmobility’s mailing list using Mailchimp.
  • To research, develop and establish appropriate social media presence. 
  • To develop and maintain the Ilford Shopmobility website (via Wordpress).
  • To develop and maintain a stock of publicity materials.
  • To liaise with partners such as Redbridge Council and voluntary groups and encourage them to promote Shopmobility’s work.
  • To educate fellow Shopmobility staff on how the website, email newsletters and social media can be used to promote the organisation.

Benefits to volunteer

  • Opportunity to develop your skills while making a real difference.
  • Chance to learn new skills and gain experience in communications.
  • Familiarise and develop your IT skills and educate others.
  • Build a rapport with Shopmobility staff and partners.
  • Reference available after 3 months of volunteering.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Have good IT skills.
  • Good standard of English, written and verbal.
  • Experience in using social media.
  • Experience of using software such as Mailchimp and Wordpress or similar.
  • Good interpersonal skills - be able to engage with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to give 3 hours a week.
  • Own computer and internet access.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Ideally looking for someone able to give at least 3 hours per week for a period of at least 6 months but there is flexibility. Most of this can be done from home but you will need to be able to occasionally visit the office (currently open Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30-3pm).

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Disabilities
  • Ideal for people who like
  • IT/Website support
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • CV & covering letter
  • DBS Check
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
  • Induction provided
  • Other
    Working in Office procedure guide available.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Volunteer will have regular one to one supervision meetings
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible parking available
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Information in alternative formats
    Large font available.
  • Volunteering venue wheelchair accessible
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Other
    Currently unable to reimburse expenses but hope to be able to in the future.
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • DBS checks - additional information
    DBS check may be needed if volunteer gets more involved in service provision and regularly attends venue.
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Initial recruitment by CV and covering letter - but during the process you will be asked to complete standard application form. 2 references are required.
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    3 months.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Nearest Station - Ilford. Near multiple Bus routes.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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