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Reconciliation Initiatives, Closing date: On Request

Reconciliation Initiatives seeks to appoint a freelance worker to manage our social media accounts. We seek someone who is enthusiastic about our vision, with suitable skills, who can contribute to increasing the charity’s social media profile. 

Since its launch in June 2019, Reconciliation Initiatives (RI) has had at its heart a vision to support Anglican churches and dioceses in engaging more deeply with their local communities and neighbourhoods, and in contributing to greater reconciliation in society. We offer routes for Anglican churches to address the current missional challenges. We see this as entering into God’s work in the world, and enabling the Church to fulfil more of her calling. 

We are looking for a talented freelance worker to act as our Social Media Lead and administer our charity’s social media accounts. The current platforms used are: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter).

You will be responsible for creating original text and content, managing posts and responding to followers. You will manage our charity’s image in a cohesive way to achieve our publicity goals.

As our Social Media Lead, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our charity’s views creatively.

You should be able to handle our social media presence to ensure higher levels of web traffic than we are currently experiencing, and greater engagement by those who might be interested in our charity’s offerings.

Responsibilities

Design and implement a social media strategy to align with the charity’s goals.

Collaborate closely with the Executive Director and the Administrator to ensure faithful communication of the charity’s interests and activities, and brand consistency across all platforms.

Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news) on an agreed regularity, typically once or at most twice a week.

Communicate with followers, and respond to queries in a timely manner.

Oversee the design of RI’s social media accounts (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures and newsletter layout).

Set specific objectives and report on the ‘return on investment’ (ROI).

Monitor search engine optimisation (SEO) and web traffic metrics.

Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, audience preferences, design tools and applications.

Requirements

Proven work experience as a social media manager or similar role

Hands-on experience in social media content management

Good copywriting skills

Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)

Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics

Knowledge of online marketing channels

Familiarity with web design

Strong communication skills

Analytical and multitasking skills

A suitable qualification in marketing or a relevant field, ideally at degree level

Remuneration: An hourly rate of £30 an hour is offered.

Location: This role requires working from home. The charity is based in the West Midlands, where both the staff live. While there is no geographic requirement for this role, someone located in the Midlands would be preferred, for ease of arranging face-to-face meetings with colleagues.

Time commitment: Typically maybe two or three hours a week, on average.

Reporting to: The Executive Director. Supported by the Administrator.

Person Specification

The right candidate will be a person either of solid Christian faith and prayer, or at least someone sympathetic to the Christian faith, who is:

Able to listen well, be flexible and responsive;

Able to work collaboratively with others, as well as on their own;

A person of discretion, able to judge what is appropriate to share online;

Firmly committed to the charity’s objectives; and

Able to connect with other people and organisations for the charity’s benefit.

Who will demonstrate:

Proven experience of managing an organisation’s social media, as well as their own personal social media accounts;

Experience of functioning as part of a larger team;

The ability to manage their own time well;

A positive track record over their working life; and

Ideally, experience of Anglican systems and structures, especially in England and/or Wales (or possibly Scotland or Ireland).

And who has the following:

Good inter-personal skills and the ability to build relationships;

A sound understanding of what appeals to people on social media, and the ability to create appropriate social media content; and

A suitable portfolio of work and life commitments that complement this role.

If you would like to express an interest in the Social Media Lead role with RI, please visit our website https://reconciliation-initiatives.org/ or contact our administrator, Becky Gaskin, at [email protected] for an application form, or to arrange a time to speak.