Social Media Assistant

  • VO69412


The Playpen is a community café for parents and carers and their children aged 0-5. We offer a secure and gated playroom with imagination and role-playing toys with a café area for parents/carers. While parents maintain responsibility for supervision of their children, playroom assistants are on-hand to play with the children, encourage their interaction with each other and offer an additional helping hand. The café facility provides breakfast, lunch, snacks, home-baking and a range of hot and cold beverages. We are based in Muckhart Coronation Hall every Friday and Crook of Devon village hall on Tuesdays. Operating as a not-for-profit social enterprise, volunteers are key to the running of the project.

As the Social Media Assistant for The PlayPen, you will be responsible for developing The Playpen’s presence on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin, developing an appropriate ‘personality’ and tone suitable to each, managing all published content.
The assistant will assist in the future with the development of a dedicated company website.

Broadly, your role will involve the following key tasks:

• Posting various written and photographic releases encouraging parent’s and carers to come to The Playpen
• Posting topical news stories and articles as appropriate to the audience and to the particular platform being used.
• Using the analytics available on each platform to determine the success of the releases in terms of timing, number of viewings etc. and report back on
findings to the general manager, adjusting the approach in accordance with findings.

To carry out this role, you will have an excellent knowledge of the functionality of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. Ideally you will have a knowledge of Hootsuite, but this is not essential. It would be a plus if you had previous experience of the analytical capabilities of the various platforms, or a willingness to learn in this area. You will be someone with a good writing style and be capable of adapting their written style to suite the audience of each different platform.

In return for your time and commitment as a volunteer, The Playpen will provide a full induction and any other relevant training required - for example courses and workshops on the use of digital media.

This role can be carried out remotely, from your preferred location. The general manager would like the occasional face-to-face, but this can be arranged when suits you. The PlayPen would like a daily presence on social media, and so time each day, or ability to schedule posts in advance is required. Analytics work can be done at any time. If/when any travel is required, you will be fully refunded for travel on the day of travel or within 7 days, on presentation of receipt/ticket. The use of public transport or a personal vehicle is preferred. Reimbursement for taxis could be considered dependent on distance from the business.

Organisation aims and objectives

‘The Playpen’ is a drop-in cafe and playroom for children aged 5 and under, based in Muckhart Coronation Hall every Friday and Crook of Devon village hall on Tuesdays. Operating as a not-for-profit social enterprise, it is overseen by a manager with the support of a group of community volunteers. Opening hours are 9:30am to 4:30pm and there is a small admission fee for children which allows for limitless stay-and-play. Parents and carers can arrive and leave with their children as and when it suits them. Come for 30 minutes or stay through lunch and on into the afternoon. We are here to help you find a local outlet for those energetic little munchkins and some adult company for yourself whenever you need it. The Playpen aims to provide a safe and fun environment for children to play, learn and socialise with a variety of fun and educational toys and activities. Importantly, we also aim to provide a comfortable, friendly and relaxing place for parents and carers too, where they can meet, consume quality caffeinated drinks, quaff delicious cakes or pull out their laptop to work on that important work assignment or just surf the net – with no questions or judgement from us. Looking after tiny humans is hard. Let us help you make your day that little bit easier.










Every day/ability to schedule posts in advance


16 and over. Must obtain a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) Access to your own vehicle is desirable but not essential.
Experience required: •It is desirable that volunteers already have the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene certificate, but this is not essential and will be paid for by the organisation as needed. •Volunteers should have an understanding and passion for quality food and ingredients •Experience in a professional kitchen is desirable but not essential as full training will be given •Volunteers must be able to demonstrate a strong sense of personal hygiene and an understanding of the need for strict hygiene controls in
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction and relevant courses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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