Wey & Arun Canal Trust

Communications Officer with Wey and Arun Canal Trust - posted 20.04.2023

Communications Officer (Content and Story Lead) The Wey & Arun Canal Trust is a charity working to restore the Wey & Arun Canal through Surrey & Sussex.

We are currently seeking a volunteer to become the Communications Officer, leading content creation and coordinating write-up of news stories with a team of volunteers. We need someone who can help our communications and manage our reputation through the press and social media. You’ll be a trusted source of advice to Trustees, Members, volunteers and external partners and contribute to all of our main communications.

Main duties will include helping with: • Coordinate editorial team to agree articles and content to be published in print publications, website and social media channels. • Help the Editorial and Production Assistant to finalise our quarterly members publication and a bi-annual Newsletter sent to external stakeholders. • Edit stories developed by volunteers and write own stories for new campaigns. • Maintain a good working relationship with Trustees and Work-Group leads to understand work that has been done by the Trust, identify stories to be published across multiple channels and assign stories and the taking of photographs by volunteers. • Help to issue Press releases and get coverage in the local / regional press and radio.

The role would suit someone with some prior experience in Communications or Public Relations ideally in the Heritage, Conservation or Charity sectors.

To ask for further information or to apply, please fill in the Application form.