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Communications Volunteer

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) – Communications Volunteer

This volunteer position will provide support to the Communication function at LSx.

The role offers opportunities that include:

  • Supporting the identification, involvement and delivery of community engagement and support activities, including seminars and events to raise awareness of projects and a range of sustainability issues
  • Assisting with the development and dissemination of a combination of communication material and resources
  • Assisting with research into sustainability issues in London
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of the Sustainability City Awards 2017 and other project resources and activities

Please send completed application and equal opportunities forms with details of which days of the week and how long you are available to Nelly Defaut at N.Defaut@lsx.org.uk

Please note, we cannot consider your application unless you have submitted both these forms.

This role is offered for 3 days per week, for at least 12 weeks.

About this opportunity 

This voluntary position will provide general support to the Partnership and Communications team, including specific support in delivering London Sustainability Exchange’s work on:

  • Supporting the identification, involvement and delivery of community engagement and support activities, including seminars and events to raise awareness of projects and a range of sustainability issues
  • Assisting with the development and dissemination of a combination of communication material and resources
  • Assisting with research into sustainability issues in London
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of the Sustainability City Awards 2017 and other project resources and activities
  • Ad hoc jobs around the office as need arises

Activities may include

  • Researching and writing new content for the website and amending old content
  • Assistance with identifying sources of new funding for projects
  • Attending seminars and events and feeding back to the team
  • Assist with development and delivery of events programme, including researching relevant resources and preparing materials for inclusion in delegate packs, coordinating event logistics and follow up work
  • Assistance with drafting LSx regular core and project bulletins and support for other core communications processes
  • Other activities as may be reasonably required

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn more about regional sustainable development initiatives and activities
  • Experience sector specific work on environmental business support issues in London
  • Build contacts with our stakeholders and actors across the sustainability sector in London
  • Develop your research skills
  • Gain vital experience of working in an office environment
  • Access to LSx resources and expertise
  • Support with your CV and applications as you get ready to leave us

What’s in it for us?

  • We really value our volunteers – and we get to stay in touch with these talented individuals when they go on to gain employment.
  • Support from volunteers help us fulfil our programme objectives more effectively and efficiently

Who are you?

  • Excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise work and meet deadlines, good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good ICT skills, with a confident approach (LSx uses MS Office, a web content management system, a contacts management database and email group software. You should either be proficient in these, or capable of becoming so)
  • Experience of web based information management and / or writing for the web
  • Ability to follow instructions and be self-motivating
  • Ability to be part of a team
  • An interest in, and commitment to, sustainable development and the mission of LSx is desirable

This role is offered for 3 days per week, for 12 weeks.

Please send completed application and equal opportunities form with details of which days of the week and how long you are available to Nelly Defaut at N.Defaut@lsx.org.uk.

Please note we cannot consider your application unless you have submitted both forms.

Closing date: 29th January 2017
Interview date: Week commencing 6th February 2017
Expected Start date: ASAP

 

 


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