Application closing date: 31 January 2019
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced communicator with strong writing skills to join VSO’s busy global content team at a, particularly exciting time for the organisation. You’ll play a crucial role in helping deliver with a number of varied and interesting editorial projects, both for VSO and our flagship youth volunteering programme ICS.
Skills, qualifications and experience
The ideal candidate is an exceptionally talented writer, with solid experience in either a journalism or digital communications role. You should be able to handle a varied and busy workload and be happy to turn your hand to everything from interviewing inspiring young people, transcribing interview recordings, to adapting existing case studies for a range of channels and formats.
You’ll have an eye for detail, and be keen to share ideas on how to best engage our various audiences through digital content.
Ideally, you will have some understanding of the principles of digital marketing and have a good grasp of modern SEO techniques. You will be comfortable using a digital content library and uploading content to a CMS.
Experience of working in the third sector would be a bonus, as would experience of volunteering or demonstrable interest in international development issues. Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;
• A friendly and supportive office environment • Opportunities for flexible working and working from home • Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays) • Competitive pension with Scottish Widows • Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme • Personal accident insurance • Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply. VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications, as such, we may interview as soon as suitable applications are received.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.