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Social media and communications trustee RefugeeEd

Location: New Cross, London

Date Posted: 01/04/2019

Closing Date: 01/07/2019

Job Description

Social media and communications trustee

RefugeeEd is a small, growing charity which was founded just over a year ago. Currently, our organisational expertise is focused around education, fundraising, and international development, and we are looking for a social media and communications trustee to add their skills and experience to the team. As the organisation expands, and we look to actively solicit donations and play a greater role in conversations surrounding the ‘refugee crisis’, our public face is becomingly increasingly important. At present, refugeeEd maintains its online profile through Twitter and Facebook, but we would be open to exploring other social media and communications avenues.

Our social media channels are used i) to raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis, especially in Greece, ii) to contribute to conversations surrounding the crisis, iii) to increase consciousness of the ways in which refugeeEd seeks to help to address the crisis, iv) to encourage donations, and v) to engage with former, current, and future volunteers.

We are looking for a trustee to build our social media audience, develop a compelling tone of voice aligned with our brand identity, and create a cross-platform communications strategy. The trustee may also be required to manage a social media volunteer. Experience in social media strategy, content creation, and analytics is required. Experience within the charities sector is preferred.

We are looking to recruit a trustee for a one year term, with an option to renew. As a trustee we also hope that you will participate in fundraising, promote the work of refugeeEd, and collectively ensure that the board exercises its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation. We are looking for trustees who want to use their experience to take a hands-on role in the work of the charity.

If you are passionate about improving the quality of education for refugees and want to be involved in growing a fresh new charity, we welcome your application. If you don’t meet the above criteria, but still want to be involved in another capacity, we would still love to hear from you.

We expect the trustee to spend around 3-4 hours per week on this voluntary role, and who is able to attend quarterly trustee meetings either online or in person (in London).

About RefugeeEd

RefugeeEd aims to strengthen and develop the international refugee education community, using the skills and expertise of qualified teachers.

1. The situation:

Today in Greece, there are 60,000 refugees stuck in camps and unstable accommodation. 80% of children are not in formal schooling, and adults are in need of language skills to help them build a new life.

Yet media attention is fading away and large NGOs are pulling out of the region. It is mostly small, volunteer-run grassroots organisations tirelessly filling the gaps in education provision.

2. The aim:

Our aim is to improve the quality of education on offer through collaboration and resource-sharing. We have a strong network of grassroots education organisations that need support. Most of these are operated by wonderful volunteers, not many of whom have a background in education.

Our focus so far has been to develop and share resources for effective teaching in this context and to partner volunteer teachers with organisations where they can be of most use as a volunteer. This is either as: a) long-term volunteer teachers, who can volunteer for a month of more, build up a relationship with students and make an impact; and, b) short-term project mentors, or experienced teachers who can use their specialist skills to develop the education programme and lead training.

For more information about our work so far, please visit refugeeed[dot]com.

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