Communications and Community Engagement

Sandstone Ridge Trust Published: February 12, 2018
Opportunity Type
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Chester VA
Role Specific
Community Work
Suitable for under 18s


The Sandstone Ridge Trust is looking for volunteers to engage with people, raise awareness of the wonderful Sandstone Ridge, develop a brand for the area, and encourage greater involvement in looking after its landscape, culture and heritage. If you have an interest in communications and being community champions this could be the role for you.

These are exciting times for you to get involved with the Trust – following on from the successful conclusion of Ridge: Rocks and Springs, we are midway through another Heritage Lottery funded project in which we are exploring ways to secure the long-term future of the area.

We are looking for volunteers to help with one or more of the following activities

Editing and updating the Sandstone Ridge website to ensure it is current, accurate and relevant

Sourcing and researching news stories, articles and events for the website

Managing social media, including Twitter and Face Book

Compiling newsletters and email campaigns

Preparing communications for local press and media

Distributing leaflets to organisations and managing stock levels

Being community champions and supporting the Trust at local events

What attributes/skills do you need?

An interest in and/or experience of communications and community engagement, and in helping the Trust publicise its activities and promote the Sandstone Ridge

Ability to communicate effectively, be articulate, with strong writing skills

IT literate and proficient in Microsoft packages

Access to a computer, email and telephone

How much time do you need to commit?

The role is flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you want to, but we suggest half a day or a day per week. We would prefer a minimum commitment of 3 months to the role

What support will you be given?

Appropriate support and supervision in your role, including any training required

You will be responsible to a member of the Trustee Board or Transition Project Officer

Trustees and the HLF Transition Project Officer will be available to give you support, advice and guidance

Attendance at networking events

What benefits can I expect?

Opportunities to meet new people in your community and working as part of a small team

To develop confidence in positive relationships with stakeholders and local media contacts

Learn new skills and enhance your CV

You can claim previously agreed out of pocket expenses

The opportunity to make a difference to people’s interaction with, and enjoyment and understanding of the Sandstone Ridge

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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