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Social Media Assistant

  • VO72272


Updating and maintaining the website, Manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities, Manage presence in social networking including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc, Manage email bulletins and information mail-outs, Monitor the impact of social media programs and analyse, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize the charity’s reach, Maintain press relations, and contact contributors, Database management.

Organisation aims and objectives

Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. For over 7 million people in the UK living with persistent pain is a part of everyday life. Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively. We provide a quarterly magazine, Pain Matters, and that people can email subs@painconcern.org.uk, for a free trial subscription for a year.










4-6 hours/week


Experience required: Communication skills, Good knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, publishing and electronic publishing, Knowledge of WordPress websites, Knowledge of podcasting/online audio sharing, Knowledge of marketing, IT literate, Attention to detail, Knowledge of pain and long term conditions.
Travel details: Pain Concern’s offices are located in the Safestore building near the Fort Kinnaird shopping centre. 62-66 Newcraighall Road Edinburgh, EH15 3HS. This opportunity involves travel to Glasgow or could be based there.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay travel to the office by the most cost effective means. Frequency is by agreement.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: The induction/training starts on the first day and is continuous.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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