Social media savvy?

Are you social media savvy?

Wondering if you can make a career out of it?

Maybe this volunteering  opportunity is for you…

Key tasks:

1. Communications Administration

  • To assist in maintaining the CRM and website up-to-date
  • To ensure that all personal data is kept securely according to GDPR policy and best practice
  • To be responsible for keeping the IARS templates up to date (e.g. letterhead, annual leave forms etc.)
  • To be responsible for the production, design, updating and commissioning of marketing material promoting IARS work and services such as banners, fliers, brochures, business cards and videos

2. Social media  

  • To Create dynamic written, graphic, and video content for the social media accounts of each IARS project
  • To create posts, videos and other content for IARS and project-specific social media accounts, including the recording of audio content and visual animations. (training will be provided)
  • To proofread and optimise content for better reach and engagement.
  • To perform outreach activities such as tagging and stakeholder/influencer mapping
  • To assist in the production of training materials on marketing and social media and research digital tools for digital marketing.
  • To undertake design tasks such as web banners and social media posts etc. in CanvaPro to ensure a high standard for copy and content that meets our brand guidelines.
  • To create a communications calendar that includes key national and international dates and project milestones
  • To support the Communications Manager with the management of the 99% magazine website and social media
  • To help the Communications Manager gather and report of relevant performance data to help evaluate social media activities
  • Delivering primary response on social media channels

3. Other duties

  • To respect IARS Equality and Diversity Policy as well as its founding values
  • To work co-operatively with other IARS staff and Board members
  • To treat with confidentiality any information about IARS members, users, staff and research that could be deemed as personal, private or sensitive
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required

Person Specification: Communications Administrator

Knowledge & Experience

Experience of using social media and creating content (required)

Formal or informal training on digital marketing or social media (required)

Experience of working with Google applications (required)

Experience of working with Hootsuite (desirable –  trainning will be provided)

Experience working with Airtable for project management (desirable –  trainning will be provided)

Experience with Scribe or any video editing platforms (desirable –  trainning will be provided)

Experience using Canva (desirable –  trainning will be provided)

Skills & Abilities

Good written, oral and communication skills (required)

Organised and able to prioritise tasks (desirable)

Good attention to detail (desirable)

Attitude

Empathy with the aims and objectives of IARS and its values (required)

Self-motivated and willingness to learn online platforms and tools for social media, project management and GDPR (required -training will be provided)

Willingness to work independently (required)

If you would like to apply for this role please contact r.lopez@iars.org.uk 

 

EMBARGOED 00:01 TUESDAY 8 MARCH 2022 

We are Sculpt

IARS International Institute to operate as Sculpt

*Charity CEO available for interview – details in notes 

A UK-based youth charity today changes its operating name from the IARS International Institute to Sculpt. 

IARS is an international NGO that’s been working to empower young people to forge a fairer society for over 20 years. Their work is guided and evaluated by young people themselves.  

Over the last 20 years, IARS has delivered more than 70 successful projects that have addressed real problems that young people face, in areas such as: 

  • Gender discrimination 
  • Violence against women and girls 
  • Supporting young people to find work 
  • Creating green and sustainable business 
  • Promoting collaboration among young people across the world and much more. 

In 2021, with the world changing rapidly and opportunities for their work shifting, they decided to refresh their purpose and identity, and made the decision to rebrand as Sculpt. 

Claire Bonham, Chief Executive of Sculpt, said: 

‘We are delighted to launch our new brand that speaks to our aim to empower young people to shape their future.

‘We believe that many of today’s young people are facing unjust challenges – economically, environmentally and socially. A fair, sustainable society can only evolve if all young people have the opportunities, the confidence, the ambition and the skills to make their voices heard and propel change in their communities, irrespective of who they are or where they come from.  

‘Our rebrand, like our work, has been guided by research and by young people themselves. As an organisation we base our work on rigorously researched evidence and are led in our approach by our youth advisory board. Their voices and insight are critical to solving the right problems in meaningful ways.’  

 

Notes to editors:  

Dr. Claire Bonham, Chief Executive of The IARS International Institute is available for interview. Contact Claire directly on: director@iars.org.uk +44(0) 7833 224442  

Sculpt

www.sculptuk.org 

Sculpt is a UK-based charity providing research, training and work-experience opportunities that empower young people to shape their own futures and those of their communities. 

We work directly with young people, employers and professionals who support young people. All our work is guided by young people themselves and based on carefully researched evidence. We: 

  • Facilitate forums for young people to make their needs and their voices heard. 
  • Publish a magazine by young people to express their perspectives and encourage debate around public policy issues. 
  • Conduct research to uncover young people’s real needs and what works to empower and support them. 
  • Deliver training to build young people’s confidence, skills, ambition, resilience and sense of responsibility, so they can shape their futures and change their communities for the better, as leaders, social entrepreneurs and active participants in civic life. 
  • Deliver training for professionals who work with young people, drawing on our research and expertise. 
  • Engage with employers to facilitate work experience and employment opportunities for young people to develop skills and access diverse jobs. 
  • Facilitate international exchange opportunities to encourage and enable young people to experience and appreciate other cultures, perspectives and ways of life. 

We tackle disempowerment from three angles: working directly with young people to build confidence and skills and their voice, working with professionals who support young people, and working with employers to break down barriers to opportunity.