Digital Assistant

London

  • Salary

    £29,139 – 38,753 depending on experience

  • Contract

    Temporary

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024

The Electoral Reform Society is looking for a one-year fixed-position of Digital Assistant to join our London office.

Please complete the form below and submit via email to matthew.bogle@electoral-reform.org.uk.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st May at 5pm. Interviews will take likely place the week beginning 3rd June in central London.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Digital Communications

Duties including:

  • Assist with writing and editing the Society’s written material, including suggesting edits to publications and reports, writing blogs on current affairs and updating web pages.
  • Supporting the UK Communications team to turn press releases into blog and social media content.
  • Monitor social media trends, and compile reports when necessary.
  • Provide support in handling public queries, seeking advice from colleagues where appropriate.
  • Provide support with managing and drafting content for the Society’s website and social media.

Digital Campaigns

Duties including:

  • Provide support to the Society’s digital campaigning work across the UK.
  • Drafting and testing advocacy web pages such as petitions and ‘write to your MP’ actions.
  • Drafting and testing email campaigns.
  • Drafting social media posts for Instagram, X and Facebook.

Membership

Duties including:

  • Support the team in delivering the ERS membership scheme and small donor fundraising activities.
  • Answer queries from members and update their records.
  • Assist at membership events such as the AGM.

Organisational Role

Duties including:

  • Contribute to the intellectual capital and development of the ERS via team meetings, blogs, staff meetings and planning/away days and by supporting colleagues as required.
  • Work with colleagues to maximise the recruitment of new members, identified through campaigning and other activity.
  • Undertake administrative and ‘back office’ tasks as required, including supporting events, operations and media.
  • Support and comply with the Society’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Undertake other related duties as required that your manager reasonably considers would assist the Society in meetings its objectives.

Person Specification:

The successful applicant should demonstrate their abilities or track record in all essential criteria.

Essential Desirable
Experience

 

  • Experience of working/volunteering in a digital or advocacy or fundraising role.
  • Experience of writing clear and succinct articles, in plain English, for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of planning and prioritising workloads, particularly in response to changing circumstances.
  • Working/volunteering within a campaigning or political environment, particularly in a digital capacity.
  • Experience of working as part of a small team.
  • Experience of member and supporter engagement.
  • Experience of building relationships with stakeholders.
Knowledge
  • A demonstrable understanding of today’s digital channels, including email, social media and SEO.
  • Understanding of the issues on which the ERS campaigns.
  • Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
  • Experience in paid media, such as Google Ads and Facebook Ads.
  • Knowledge of the case for electoral reform.
  • Knowledge of campaigning techniques and innovations.
  • A good understanding of the broader context of UK politics.

 

Skills / qualifications
  • Ability to write with clarity, accuracy and style on a range of platforms and for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent analytical skills including the ability to grasp complex issues quickly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and listening skills and ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Strong organisational, administrative and research skills; ability to understand and analyse complex information including research reports and pick out salient points for further work.
  • Good team working skills, including understanding the role and demands of working with others and a flexible approach to collaborative working.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Adobe InDesign as well as CMS and CRM systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to set tasks.

 

  • Experience using Engaging Networks.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Premier Pro.
  • Experience with WordPress, Cloudfare and WP Engine.
  • An eye for graphic design.