Social Media Assistant, Old Moor

Social media is widely used, keeping our social media up to date is important and a key marketing tool. We are looking for a small team of volunteers to support with this task.

Tuesday 8 January 2019
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Volunteering at home, I've got less than an hour
Old Moor

What we're looking for

Social media is widely used by the public who are planning trips out, or just keeping up to date with their favourite destinations. Keeping our social media up to date is important and a key marketing tool, essentially it is an extension of our work with visitors on the reserve. We want a team of social media volunteers to help keep our online activity up to date and looking great. the main part of this role is about keeping our online activity and responding to enquiries, but if you are a creative writer you might write blog posts, take pictures or undertake marketing activities. Tasks: - At an allocated time, check Facebook and Twitter for comments and messages and respond in a timely manner. - Take pictures or write blog posts about activities and seasonal interest on the reserve. - Take direction from the Visitor Experience Manager about updating events or promotions throughout the site. - Keep up to date with wildlife news, events and activities in the Dearne Valley by talking to the staff at Old Moor and reading the newsletter.

The skills you need

- Good knowledge and experience of using social media platforms. - Excellent written communication skills - Diplomacy and tact - Ability to work independently and use own initiative. - Interest in nature or the Dearne Valley or both.

Your time

2-3 hours per week, flexible working.
Throughout the year

What's in it for you?

The Deane Valley lies in the heart of South Yorkshires mining history. Today it is an area teaming with wildlife and blessed with a wide range of visitor facilities. You will be working in a green oasis within an industrial/ urban landscape. As a social media volunteer you will get to find out about how visitors feel about the Dearne Valley and their visit. Social media is commonly used to express feelings, both positive and negative and it is your opportunity to add to someone's positive experience, by liking and commenting on their posts, or to turn a negative into a positive. You will be given full training around how to respond to comments and questions on social media. Increasingly people use social media as a way of asking questions before their visit, so you will be helping people plan their brilliant day out too.

How to apply


Danielle Meyer, Old Moor
Tel: 01226 273830


Appropriate training will be provided, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. An RSPB name badge, clothing and equipment will also be provided where applicable. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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