Wanted: Communications and Administration Volunteer


Passionate about global justice? Need experience in the third sector? Want to create a monster of a global justice movement in Leeds that can take on issues like climate change?

Volunteer in a vibrant, friendly office with loads of other charities, get that much needed experience for finding work you’ll love and make a massive difference to the global justice movement of Leeds.

The role is to assist with Tidal’s electronic communications through social media and regular newsletters as well as assisting the administration of the organisation through taking minutes for the Board of Director’s meetings. The main part of the role is producing our monthly e-bulletin which is a round up of all things global justice in Leeds and goes out to over 800 people. Check out April’s e-bulletin to see what you’d be making.

Vital info:

We are looking for someone to commit four-six hours a week, mainly in our Leeds city centre office on a Monday or Tuesday, but there is the option to volunteer from home most of the time. Because of the training and induction involved with this role, we require a minimum commitment of eight months from the volunteer.

We have insurance that covers volunteers and pay for travel expenses of up to £4 per day.

Skills, behaviours and experience required to carry out this role:

  • The volunteer in this role needs to be well organised and have a passion for global justice issues.
  • They must be willing to work as part of a small team, but also to be able to work independently when appropriate.
  • Good written communication skills are essential.
  • The volunteer must be reliable and available for the duration of the role.
  • Either prior knowledge or a willingness to learn web content management i.e. creating pages and posts on our wordpress site.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications about local activist events and actions on the Tidal website (using WordPress), facebook, twitter and through regular e-newsletters. Full training available.
  • Take minutes for board meetings (6-8 a year).
  • Other tasks as requested and as per individual availability.

How to apply:

For inquiries email info[@]leedstidal.org or to apply for the role email the same address with your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role by 5pm Thursday 12th June. If it looks like you could be suitable, we will then invite you to an informal interview on Monday 16th June or Tuesday 17th June.

We will start training and induction as soon as possible, aiming to get you ready to send out the first e-bulletin the first week of July.

Training date:

19th June 10am – 4pm: Minute Training course organised by Voluntary Action Leeds. This only happens about every six months, so it’s really important the volunteer in this role tries to make this date.