Serving Community Team Engagement & Events Catterick

We are looking for an Engagement & Events Coordinator for our Catterick Serving Community Team. Engagement and Events Coordinators are essential members of the Serving Community Team. They lead the development and delivery of an effective local publicity plan to raise awareness of SSAFA to potential beneficiaries, volunteers and funders in the serving community.

Are you someone who likes to raise awareness about a worthy cause? Can you always get people onboard with your good ideas and enthusiasm? If so, we’d love to hear from you! You don’t need an Armed Forces background, just a desire to support the serving community.

Why do we need you?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of SSAFA. We have been involving volunteers in supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. Our beneficiaries come from all backgrounds and age groups and the number of people contacting us for help rises each year.

Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others.
Give back to the Armed Forces community.
Become part of the SSAFA community and build networks across your local area.
Experience, training, and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews.
Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

In order to keep providing help to those who need it most, we need Engagement and Events Coordinators who can raise awareness of SSAFA, and encourage people to seek or offer support.

Skills or experience required?:

Key role responsibilities:

Planning and events: with the Serving Community Team, develop a publicity and events plan to raise SSAFA’s profile in the community.

Engaging: engage with the local community to publicise the Team’s work, events and fundraising initiatives where SSAFA is represented.

Marketing: identify and develop case studies and good news stories with support from Marketing and PR colleagues at SSAFA Central Office and liaise with them about any PR or press opportunities.

Networking: be the point of contact locally for engagement and events and develop and maintain networks with local stakeholders and media outlets, providing press releases, interviews and case studies.

Coordinating and teamwork: oversee and support the activities of Community Engagement Volunteers and the Digital Marketing Co-ordinator.

Branding and publicity: with support from marketing colleagues at Central Office maintain a stock of SSAFA branded publicity resources and copy to distribute locally.

Training and support will you receive?
Online, e-learning, training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep people and their personal information safe.
Local induction and support, from other volunteers.
Access to a range of e-learning courses, resources and local opportunities to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
Ongoing support from SSAFA’s volunteering and operations based regionally and at our central office.
Regular meetings and events to learn and share information.
Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.
Volunteers will be covered by SSAFA's Public Liability insurance while carrying out their role.

What skills or experience are we looking for?
Friendly and approachable people with good written and verbal communication skills.
Empathy regarding the needs and challenges related to serving community.
Good IT skills - e.g. ability to use Outlook and Excel – you will receive your own SSAFA email address.
Be an effective listener, respectful and have a non-judgemental approach.
A belief in the positive impact of volunteering.
Depending on the needs of the team, this role would suit someone who would like to volunteer a few hours each week.

This opportunity is suitable for: Wheelchair users
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Marketing & communications, Armed Forces
Type(s) of cause supported: Children, young people & families, Local community
Where is the opportunity located?: Richmondshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Hours and days are very flexible. Just a few hours a week to suit the volunteer.
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: