Posted: Tuesday - February 21, 2023 3:11 pm     
​Role Title: Communications Assistant - Volunteer/Internship/Work Placement

Reporting to: Communications Manager
 
Location: Flexible within the Midlands. Warehouse base in Birmingham, Leicester or Nottingham [and home working available]
 
Hours: Flexible
 
About FareShare Midlands
 
FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity. We take good quality surplus food from the food industry and get it to frontline charities all over the Midlands. We turn an environmental problem into a social solution. Each day we receive good-to-eat surplus food from the food industry. The food arrives into our warehouses, where it is sorted and stored by our dedicated teams of staff and volunteers. The supplies are then redistributed to charities and community groups across the Midlands, including food pantries, homeless shelters and drop-in centres. These local organisations turn the food into food parcels, affordable shopping and delicious meals for vulnerable people of all ages. Here’s our Mission & Impact video, which tells the story of who we are, the types of members we work with, and the beneficiaries they support: FareShare Midlands: Our Mission & Impact.
 
The Role
 
We are seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative Communications Assistants to join our friendly team. Whether you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, internship, or work placement - we would like to hear from you. The Comms Assistants will support our Communications Team in the delivery of our regional communications strategy. This is a great opportunity to get to know FareShare Midlands and its vital work, and to gain hands-on experience of the wide-ranging activities of the Communications Team.
 
Some experience in marketing or communications is essential, alongside flexibility and a positive attitude. We are looking for individuals with expertise or skills in communications, digital marketing, social media, content writing, graphic design, photography and/or videography.  The role would suit a proactive team player with a desire to learn more about marketing in a charity.
 
Main Tasks
  • Assist the team with creating content (including written, graphics and video) for social media posts and the scheduling of weekly content.
  • Help with monitoring social media engagement, analysing performance and reporting on channel effectiveness.
  • Research trends and opportunities and help to improve our social media presence, followers and engagement. 
  • Support the Communications Team with the design and production of up-to-date marketing content and materials (including leaflets, posters and reports) for online and print.
  • Support with the delivery of internal communications, including the weekly email and monthly newsletter.
  • Help build, catalogue and manage our collection of photo and video content.
  • Research into appropriate subjects for blog posts. 
  • Assist with editing content including case studies. 
  • Assist with gathering quotes from members, beneficiaries, volunteers and employability candidates.
  • Work effectively with staff and volunteers.
How to Apply:
 
If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the role and FareShare Midlands. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to Volunteer@faresharemidlands.org.uk.
 
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Posted: Tuesday - February 21, 2023 3:11 pm     
​Role Title: Communications Assistant - Volunteer/Internship/Work Placement

Reporting to: Communications Manager
 
Location: Flexible within the Midlands. Warehouse base in Birmingham, Leicester or Nottingham [and home working available]
 
Hours: Flexible
 
About FareShare Midlands
 
FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity. We take good quality surplus food from the food industry and get it to frontline charities all over the Midlands. We turn an environmental problem into a social solution. Each day we receive good-to-eat surplus food from the food industry. The food arrives into our warehouses, where it is sorted and stored by our dedicated teams of staff and volunteers. The supplies are then redistributed to charities and community groups across the Midlands, including food pantries, homeless shelters and drop-in centres. These local organisations turn the food into food parcels, affordable shopping and delicious meals for vulnerable people of all ages. Here’s our Mission & Impact video, which tells the story of who we are, the types of members we work with, and the beneficiaries they support: FareShare Midlands: Our Mission & Impact.
 
The Role
 
We are seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative Communications Assistants to join our friendly team. Whether you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, internship, or work placement - we would like to hear from you. The Comms Assistants will support our Communications Team in the delivery of our regional communications strategy. This is a great opportunity to get to know FareShare Midlands and its vital work, and to gain hands-on experience of the wide-ranging activities of the Communications Team.
 
Some experience in marketing or communications is essential, alongside flexibility and a positive attitude. We are looking for individuals with expertise or skills in communications, digital marketing, social media, content writing, graphic design, photography and/or videography.  The role would suit a proactive team player with a desire to learn more about marketing in a charity.
 
Main Tasks
  • Assist the team with creating content (including written, graphics and video) for social media posts and the scheduling of weekly content.
  • Help with monitoring social media engagement, analysing performance and reporting on channel effectiveness.
  • Research trends and opportunities and help to improve our social media presence, followers and engagement. 
  • Support the Communications Team with the design and production of up-to-date marketing content and materials (including leaflets, posters and reports) for online and print.
  • Support with the delivery of internal communications, including the weekly email and monthly newsletter.
  • Help build, catalogue and manage our collection of photo and video content.
  • Research into appropriate subjects for blog posts. 
  • Assist with editing content including case studies. 
  • Assist with gathering quotes from members, beneficiaries, volunteers and employability candidates.
  • Work effectively with staff and volunteers.
How to Apply:
 
If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the role and FareShare Midlands. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to Volunteer@faresharemidlands.org.uk.
 

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for passionate people to join us volunteers and help with our vital work. We have the following opportunities available: 

  • Delivery drivers
  • Warehouse assistants
  • Communications assistants

If you have some spare time, and you would to make a difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable people throughout the Midlands, join us and get our good-to-eat surplus food to where it's truly needed. We offer a fun and friendly environment where you can gain valuable experience, make a difference in your community, and meet like-minded people. Roles are available in our redistribution depots in Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham. 

Our volunteer opportunities are unpaid, but in return for your support we offer travel expenses and food you can take home at the end of your shift. We will also provide you with appropriate training and supply items needed to carry out your duties (such as protective footwear).

To apply for a role, please fill out the online application form. For an alternative format, please contact our Volunteer Team at volunteer@faresharemidlands.org.uk or call 07398 096 934.

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