We are searching for a Content Creator to support people affected by cancer - providing essential information on the Age UK Cornwall Macmillan 4C's newsfeed.
What you will get out of it?
- It's a great way to make a real difference in the community
- You get to be part of Age UK Cornwall's team
- You will learn new skills, which is great for Individuals wanting to gain skills transferrable to employment
- You will make new friendships and real connections in the community
- Join Age UK Cornwall training sessions
- Take part in further projects
If you can spare an hour or two per week and would like to make a difference, please find out more or apply below.
The role | Content Creator:
In this role, you will research the latest cancer news and information for our Creating Caring Cancer Communities (4C's) Campaign on Cornwall Link. Your newsfeed content will be scheduled to enrich national cancer awareness dates/local fundraising/cancer support groups and activities. The aim of this role is to post a regular weekly newsfeed that reaches people across Cornwall and the UK. The newsfeed will be a few short articles (approx. 200- 400 words) that share our values of supporting anyone affected by cancer. Your news articles will be published online by Age UK Cornwall & IoS Communications Advisor (Lee Davies).
The time taken to do this can be flexible and you can work from our office in Truro or from the comfort of your own home – content needs to be with the Communications Advisor by Friday morning each week.
Why this role is important:
Having a diagnosis of cancer can have a devastating impact on the person and their family. People often feel isolated as medical treatment becomes the focus of their lives.
We know that there is a wide range of support – but having the time and energy to search may be too much to ask. However, this newsfeed, sitting within the Cornwall Link platform, is a valuable way to highlight what support is out there to those affected by cancer. Community groups, Social Prescribers, Primary Care staff and the people affected by cancer can get bite-sized information that gives information, signposting and hope.
Personal qualities most suited to this role:
There are several skills and requirements that are beneficial to this volunteer role, including:
- Good literacy skills – to be able to write in a way that is clear, concise and grabs people’s interest.
- IT literacy skills - MS Word, content creation and good researching skills. Knowledge of using outlook would be an advantage, (although training will be provided)
- An interest in the prevention of long-term conditions; enabling accessibility to cancer support information.
- Some local knowledge would be beneficial but is not essential.
- Team player with good communication skills.
- Great interpersonal skills to work in teams when necessary.
- Able to respect and maintain confidentiality.
- Organised and reliable
- Able to show initiative and work unsupervised when required.
- Health & Safety
- GDPR (data protection) and Confidentiality
- Lone Working
- An Introduction to Cornwall Link
- Communications Advisor
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. Hours can be flexible to meet your needs.
If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact our Helpline on 01872 266383 or apply using this link.