This is an exciting role for a committed and passionate individual who wants to put practical skills to good use with a charity.ListenDyslexia Association of London has a busy 2018 planned and we are looking for support in meeting the needs of our members and developing the charity’s offerings to expand our reach.ListenResearch states that 1 in 10 people in the UK is living with varying degrees of dyslexia, affecting their work and personal lives.ListenDyslexia London currently offers online support and some information on our website, however, we are looking to introduce practical programming such as CV clinics and educational workshops.Listen

Job Purpose

Initially to develop and manage the membership and content contributor programmes.  Further down the line, the Development Manager will seek to secure funding for their own role (if required), as well as funding to deliver a range of educational programming. ListenOverall the role is to champion the mission statement of Dyslexia London by raising the profile of the charity online, and through business partnerships in order to allow the charity to grow in a sustainable fashion. Listen

Position: Volunteer Development & Communications ManagerListen

Location: Mostly remote working, some meetings in Central LondonListen

Report to: Dyslexia London ChairListen

Period: 1 day per week for a minimum of 3 months- Starting ASAPListen

You: A solid background in marketing and communications, specifically digital marketing or business development and want to volunteer some of your time and expertise to a charity, to provide practical and tangible support for people of all ages with dyslexia.ListenOr… Someone who is starting out in the field. You might have some experience, and you want to grow your skills with a hands-on project.ListenDyslexia London welcome people from all walks of life as long as you have passion and are able to work flexibly.Listen

Us: Small London-based team of volunteers (all with work in different disciplines) working for a charity that is committed to upholding the Equality Act and supporting those with learning difficulties.ListenWe have a successful Google Ad campaign that is sponsored by Google non-profits and are looking for someone who can consider this when carrying out tasks.Listen

Responsibilities:Listen

  • Set up membership database and take charge of recruiting new membersListen
  • Ensuring current members are receiving their membership duesListen
  • Build and maintain partnerships with London businesses to develop a range of services that meet the needs of our members and the dyslexic communityListen
  • Build list of content contributorsListen
  • Approach high-profile patrons for the charityListen
  • Support with regular content for social media channels, particularly Facebook and TwitterListen
  • Writing and uploading content for the website: blog posts, news stories (can be outsourced to team of content contributors)Listen
  • Planning and drafting email newslettersListen
  • Creating and implementing digital marketing campaigns to support recruitment activitiesListen

Skills & Qualifications:Listen

  • Excellent writing skills in EnglishListen
  • Good interpersonal and communications skillsListen
  • Understanding of all social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter and experience using them in a professional context preferredListen
  • Understanding of WordPress websitesListen
  • Experience of e-newsletters, particularly on Mailchimp platformListen
  • Self-starter with the ability to use own initiative and work independentlyListen
  • Someone who is willing to get ‘stuck in’ with the work of a small charityListen

Reimbursement of travel into co-working office (within zones 1-6) when attending meetings.Listen

Time Commitment:Listen

Be able to commit a day a week for a 3 month period, beginning ASAP, working remotely.Listen

How to apply:Listen

Please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability and your CV to [email protected] Listen

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