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