Content and Digital Lead

Contract Description

Communications and Digital Lead

Freelance 12 Week Contract

7 hours per week –  possible extension funds permitting

Remote working

Rate – Negotiable

Home-Start Worldwide (HSW) is a membership organisation that provides strategic leadership to a network of Home-Start organisations in 22 countries across the world. All our members offer a free service providing support and friendship to families with at least one pre-school child through regular home visiting trained volunteers.

We are at an early stage of our development in strengthening support to existing network members and establishing new Home-Start’s around the world. To kick start our capacity building programme, we wish to hire a freelance Communications and Digital Lead to provide additional support to the p/t CEO and the trustee board in shaping and creating a sustainable and ambitious communications strategy with multiple media platforms.

Accountability and Relationships

Reporting to the CEO

Responsibilities

  • Developing HSW’s brand and message –review and refresh
  • Manage HSW website, including editing and updating content, SEO, mobile interface and other activities which maximise raising awareness
  • Work on building HSW’s social media presence by devising a phased strategy for setting up and creating content for:
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • YouTube
  • Produce new collateral and content that is easy and accessible to use by diverse group of international network members. This will include; the brochure, newsletter, case studies, photography, short video content, PowerPoint template etc. to form a databank of communication materials
  • Help train new potential volunteers to assist with our social media content and contribute to the charity by identifying, cultivating and sustaining digital interest and support for our work.
  • Passionate about raising awareness of HSW

Person Specification

  • A collaborative team player also able to work independently without supervision
  • A confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record of Communications and Digital experience and a fast learner
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, producing compelling and creative marketing materials
  • Experience of working and communicating effectively with various stakeholders
  • Well organised, able to manage a variety of tasks
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient in the use of a range of software including MS Office, MS Teams, Zoom, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, Canver, Mailchimp and Eventbrite
  • Demonstrable understanding of Google and social media analytics for measuring success, using these to improve the performance and enhance the impact of content
  • Proven track record of setting up a growing social media channels
  • Creative and unafraid to suggest new ideas

Skills and experience required

  • Self-starter with minimum one year’s marketing and communications experience or equivalent.
  • Degree educated or demonstrable equivalent capability
  • Experience of working for an international NGO or charity would be very desirable
  • Second language would be advantageous
  • Able to start immediately

How to Apply:
Email ceo@homestartworldwide.org with:

  • Your CV listing your work experience (paid and unpaid), training and education
  • Links to/examples of your work
  • A statement in the body of the email no longer than 500 words stating why you are the best person for the role (please refer to your ability to deliver the job outlined below)
  • Closing date 7th May, 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on 12th May 2021