We are recruiting for a Communications Manager

The Lacrosse Foundation is looking for a Communications Manager to join the team as a volunteer.

The Lacrosse Foundation is a newly formed charity with a mission to champion the growth and development of lacrosse in Great Britain. The Foundation is looking for someone with excellent social media, writing and editing skills, who is a good communicator and has a passion to help grow the game of lacrosse.

The volunteer Communications Manager will work closely with Rob Arnott, the trustee leading on marketing and communications for The Foundation.

About the Lacrosse Foundation

The Lacrosse Foundation is the only charity dedicated to supporting and growing the game of lacrosse across Great Britain.

Launched in September 2018, we are a registered charity aiming to promote community participation, assist in the provision of facilities and advance the education of young people in the sport of lacrosse.

We believe lacrosse is a fantastic game and we want to help more people enjoy our great sport, whether that be through playing, coaching, officiating or volunteering.

While we are an independent charity, to help us deliver our vision and mission we work closely with a range of stakeholders across the lacrosse community in England, Scotland and Wales.

Full Role Description

The Lacrosse Foundation is looking for a volunteer Communications Manager to lead the organisation’s day to day communications. Working with the trustee responsible for leading the charity’s marketing and communications, the Communications Manager should have strong writing and editing skills and be comfortable using popular social media channels within a business context.

It is expected that the role will require a commitment of around two hours per week.

In return, we will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to be an integral part of an exciting, dynamic charity. You will also have the chance to work closely with the board of trustees and shape the future direction of the charity’s communications strategy. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to develop their communications experience and skills.

 Essential Skills

  • A good writer and editor, able to produce compelling news articles for publication on The Foundation’s website

  • Proficient in using social media channels (particularly Facebook and Twitter) to grow the profile of the organisation

  • A working knowledge of Mailchimp and ability to craft engaging newsletter content

  • Ability to manage a simple CMS

The Role

  • Manage day to day social media communications

  • Keep The Foundation website up to date

  • Work with recipients of grant funding to create engaging news articles and case studies for the website

  • Development of regular newsletter

  • Prepare reports on comms activity ahead of Trustee meetings

Ways of Working

We are looking for someone who has the time, passion, and skills to play a major role in the development of lacrosse in Great Britain. It is envisaged that this role can be largely delivered remotely at evenings and weekends if required.

Further Information

Please visit The Foundation’s website (https://www.thelacrossefoundation.co.uk) for further information about the charity. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Rob Arnott (rarnott@sportandrecreation.org.uk)

Application

To apply, please send your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your skills and experience to rarnott@sportandrecreation.org.uk by 30 November 2018.

Rob Arnott