Communications and Marketing Volunteer Grimsby,Cleethorpes and District Society
Winchester House and Abeeyfield have many stories to tell. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us spread the word about the amazing things that happen in our wonderful home. If you are over 16 and are looking to gain communications and marketing experience, or just flex your existing skills, we would love to have you on the team.
Covid19 Health and Safety Statement
Please note those who are clinically extremely vulnerable can only volunteer from home at this time.
Deployment into role will be subject to government guidelines and individual and building risk assessments.
Due to the need to accommodate a fixed number of people at one time in our home due to coronavirus and current strict social distancing requirements, we regret that we may not be able to accommodate 15-17 year old volunteers in certain locations or at selected times due to a temporary lack of adequate supervision.
More about this role
Volunteer role -
Communications and marketing volunteer
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Where you will be based
Remotely with visits to Winchester House Grimsby
The Ideal Candidate
Our house is a unique environment where people have a story to tell, and we need your help to tell these stories.
We are looking for a vibrant, confident communicator with a passion for social media and blogging to help grow our online presence. From in-house events to engaging with the wider community, this role will give you an opportunity to expand your communications and marketing skills, and all whilst spreading the power of kindness.
What you will be doing
- Drafting original and engaging content for our various communication channels.
- Visiting the house to find inspiration, capture stories and take photos and videos for our digital assets library.
- Attending all sorts of events and reporting back on what you find!
- Managing our social media accounts
- Running campaigns to increase interest from new residents and their families.
- Explaining Abbeyfield and the work they do across the country.
The skills you need
- No previous experience is needed, but an understanding of social media will help.
- Communications skills and adherence to Abbeyfield guidance.
- Willingness to undertake induction in role.
What's in it for you
- Tangible experience of creating content for one of the countries best supported living organisations.
- The chance to meet and work with our wonderful residents, house team and Trustees.
Abbeyfield is a national charity dedicated to the care and support of older people. Our vision is ‘making time for older people’ and we see volunteers as crucial in helping us achieve this. For more information, please visit our website www.abbeyfield.com
About the Company
Situated in the large coastal seaport of Grimsby, a place filled with charm, history, character and heritage, Winchester House offers a peaceful, friendly and warm atmosphere where residents are encouraged to remain as independent as possible. We provide support delivered by our caring, professional and dedicated team of staff.
Built in 1878, the property became an Abbeyfield House in 1986 and comprises of five single en-suite rooms and three one-bedroom apartments, all with kitchenettes. Conveniently located, Winchester House has excellent transport links with bus stops just a few minutes’ walk from the house, with bus routes into the town centre, Cleethorpes sea front, Lincoln and Hull. Grimsby Town Rail Station just a short 8-minute walk away and links to Barton-on-Humber, Manchester, Newark and Cleethorpes.
Each month we have a reminiscent morning where the resident choose the subject and a speaker will bring many props, allowing the residents to use them and talk about how they used them in the past. Often we will get fish and chips from the local chippy for lunch, which is a great way to get all of the residents together, and we also have regular pampering sessions. We like to organise trips out for our residents and they include trips to garden centres, going out for lunch and afternoon tea, and sometimes we go out for a drive around the villages to see where our residents used to live. Our residents’ birthdays are special for us and we always celebrate significantly. Yearly events include our garden party in June and we have a big Christmas party
The Abbeyfield Society