About Media Trust
At Media Trust, we believe it’s by giving everyone a voice that we’ll get to a more equal society. That’s why we’re proud to be working with hundreds of charities to strengthen their storytelling, advocacy and campaigning, press engagement and social media. We do this through media, communications and digital skills training delivered in partnership with our media and creative industry partners and by matching media industry volunteers with charities looking for comms support. At the same time, our youth programmes are giving thousands of young people the creative digital media skills, access, and mentoring support to break into the media. In this way, we believe we are doing our bit contribute to Britain’s levelling up agenda while also helping the media sector to be more responsible, representative, and connected.
We can only do the work we do because of the fantastic media and creative industry support we enjoy. Our volunteers mostly come from Media Trust’s extensive network of media and creative sector industry partners including major broadcasters like the BBC, Channel 4, TV and Sky, creative agencies like Havas and Ogilvy, PR firms like Edelman, film companies like Netflix and Warner Media, and social media platforms including Facebook/Meta, Google, Snap and TikTok. We also have many freelance media and creative industry professionals who volunteer with us.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a Head of Volunteering to be responsible for developing our volunteering strategy and managing all our volunteering activity. This will include our large-scale volunteering events matching many volunteers with many charities, the volunteering activity within our thematic-focused charity training programmes, our volunteer films projects where we match volunteer directors with charities looking for help to make a film about their work and our online matching platform where charities looking for pro bono help can find industry volunteers.
This senior role will involve collaboration across teams, working closely with Programme Managers in our Charity Services and Youth Teams, as well as Industry Engagement, MarComms and Digital Transformation.
This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who combines experience in and a passion for matching good skills to good causes with a love of data, systems and processes, and who enjoys working both independently and across teams. It would particularly suit someone with experience of helping charities access volunteer support in media, marketing, content creation and/or digital skills.
The role includes line management of a small team. We are looking for an empathetic and experienced manager who is good at motivating others and supporting them to be their best selves.
What we are looking for in you
The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.
How to apply
Please send an email with subject header Head of Volunteering, attaching your CV, a completed Equal Opportunities form, and a covering letter (max 2 pages) describing how your skills and experience match our requirements.
At Media Trust, we are committed to representing the communities we support. We warmly encourage applications from people of colour, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA, working class, disabled and those living with mental health conditions. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants at any stage of the recruitment process – please get in touch to discuss.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 13 December 2021
Please note, due to the high volume of applications we expect to receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Working at Media Trust
Media Trust is an ambitious charity, full of passionate people. We are a small and dynamic team that works collaboratively and supports each other in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for motivated, agile and value-driven people to join our team.
We are based in WeWork Victoria, a vibrant co-working space with our own Media Trust office. There are regular activities and pop-ups throughout the week, ping pong tournaments and free barista coffee all day and prosecco/craft beer evenings. Other benefits include:
Media Trust values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen). One of the ways we do this is by actively encouraging staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available, such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility and equipment or other support you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.