Social media volunteer

The volunteer will assist the staff in promoting the Neighbourhood Watch Network on social media. Neighbourhood Watch schemes help to bring communities together while also driving down crime. We want to present a fresh, outward and positive vision of Neighbourhood Watch on our social media channels.

Your role will be to find/create great content, schedule posts and analyses the results making suggestions on how we can improve. There will also be some administrative tasks. The social media volunteer will work alongside the Snr Communications Manager. The role is remote so applications are open from across England and Wales although ideally we would like to meet you face to face before taking up the role.

In turn the Neighbourhood Watch Network offers the successful volunteer the chance to direct a national charity’s social media communications, training from the Snr Communications Manager and a great reference.

Person specification

This role would suit someone who:

Has some experience of social media, either through education, work or volunteering.

Is familiar with using social media and other online tools to generate interest in a project.

Is an excellent communicator.

Is able to write clearly, accurately and succinctly.

The role

Developing the Neighbourhood Watch Network’s social media presence with a particular focus on:

Keeping our social media channels updated, ideally on a daily basis. Find great content that will resonate with our audience, draft and schedule engaging posts.

Encouraging others to comment on our posts and share them with others.

Increasing the numbers of people following the Network on Facebook and Twitter.

Evaluating social media statistics and report back with recommendations to improve the operation. After consulting with the communications manager, the volunteer can then put their recommendations into action.

Undertake ad hoc administrative tasks from time to time to maintain the smooth running of social media communications (compiling list of official NW profiles, organising tweetdeck categories, etc)

The Network sees this post as an ongoing role with, ideally, a volunteer being able to commit for 2-3 hours a week for at least three months.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering note to