Communications and Engagement Volunteer

Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

Volunteering Opportunity

Communications and Engagement Volunteer

What we are looking for

To strengthen the Communications of the Charity we want to appoint a communications and engagement volunteer. We have some exciting plans for the Friends and we want to strengthen our team by recruiting for this position.

Practical Considerations

We need someone who is able to act as the coordinator of communication activity, building relationships, utilising existing channels, securing publicity, editing a quarterly newsletter and helping to spread the word about the great work the Friends do to help patients of the RUH.

About the Friends of the RUH

The League of Friends of the RUH was established more than 60 years ago. Our aim is to provide amenities and support services for patients that would not otherwise be provided by the NHS or the other statutory bodies.

We run two retail units in the hospital – the convenience shop in the Atrium and the Friends Coffee House. We employ staff and we also provide a range of volunteer services for the hospital and have a volunteer workforce providing support services across the hospital.

Communications and Engagement Volunteer

Role Description

Summary

• Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s communications in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.

Main Responsibilities

• To source stories, review and edit a quarterly newsletter

• To actively contribute to existing channels within the RUH by building relationships and sharing regular content/stories with the hospitals communications team.

• To ensure that opportunities to promote the Friends charity, its retail offerings of the shop and coffee house and volunteering within the RUH are maximised

• To provide the Board of Trustees and staff with updates on communication including reporting on coverage and reach on a monthly basis

• To work closely with the volunteer social media manager to develop our communications strategy on a voluntary basis.

Qualities

Essential

• Experience of Communications/public relations or a flair for presenting information in a creative and accessible format.

• Good level of written English.

• Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of charity’s communications and ways to increase engagement

• Good IT Skills

• Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity

• Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively

Desirable

• Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector

Commitment

• We anticipate this will take up to 8 hours a month, not necessarily all at once and we would require the person who is applying to commit to a term of at least a year in order to begin to shape this new role.

All Volunteers are required to provide references, DBS and occupational health clearance before starting to volunteer for us.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to louise.belsey1@nhs.net, and if you have any queries please use the same email address.

 

Click here to download a Word document for the Communications and Engagement Volunteer vacancy

Social Media Volunteer

Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

Volunteering Opportunity

Social Media Volunteer

What we are looking for

To strengthen the Communications of the Charity we want to appoint a social media volunteer. We have some exciting plans for the Friends and we want to strengthen our team by recruiting for this position as well as communications and engagement lead to positively represent the organisation.

Practical Considerations

We need someone who is able to act as the coordinator of our social media activity, auditing and utilising existing channels, creating great content, securing publicity, taking photos and videos and helping to spread the word about the great work the Friends do to help patients of the RUH.

About the Friends of the RUH

The League of Friends of the RUH was established more than 60 years ago. Our aim is to provide amenities and support services for patients that would not otherwise be provided by the NHS or the other statutory bodies.

We run two retail units in the hospital – the convenience shop in the Atrium and the Friends Coffee House. We employ staff and we also provide a range of volunteer services for the hospital and have a volunteer workforce providing support services across the hospital.

Social Media Volunteer

Role Description

Summary

• Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s social media in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.

Main Responsibilities

• To source stories and great engaging content to share on the appropriate channels

• To actively grow our audience, increase engagement and help promote our retail offerings.

• To ensure that opportunities to promote the Friends charity via social media are maximised.

• To provide the Board of Trustees and staff with updates on communication including reporting on coverage and reach on a monthly basis

• To work closely with the volunteer communications and engagement volunteer to develop our communications strategy on a voluntary basis.

Qualities

Essential

• Experience of Social media/communications/public relations or a flair for presenting information in a creative and accessible format.

• Good level of written English.

• Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning the needs of charity’s communications and ways to increase engagement

• Good IT Skills

• Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity

• Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively

Desirable

• Experience in the charitable or voluntary sector

• Experience in analytics

Commitment

• We anticipate this will take up to 8 hours a month, not necessarily all at once and we would require the person who is applying to commit to a term of at least a year in order to begin to shape this new role.

All Volunteers are required to provide references, DBS and occupational health clearance before starting to volunteer for us.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to louise.belsey1@nhs.net, and if you have any queries please use the same email address.

 

Click here to download a Word document for the Social Media Volunteer vacancy

Volunteer at the RUH

In Volunteers Week we’re celebrating and saying a huge thank you to all our volunteers for their kindness and generosity helping patients and staff.

Click below to view the Volunteer at the RUH video.

The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)
Human Resources Trustee

What we are looking for

To strengthen the governance of the Charity we want to appoint a Human Resources professional to join our board. The person appointed will be our lead trustee on HR matters providing advice to both the board and members of staff.
The charity works with a third party organisation for the provision of day to day employment law advice. Your role will be to complement this advice where required.

For more information click the image below to download a pdf document.

Resignation of Chair of the Board of Trustees

Stan Barker has resigned as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the RUH. This was a planned resignation as he had previously stated that he would take up the position until the Charity had achieved CIO status (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) this happened at the end of September this year.
He took over the chair at a difficult time when, due to other resignations the board was down to four trustees five were needed to make the board quorate. No decisions could be taken. Gradually the membership built up and the Trustees could now work towards becoming CIO.
During his tenure Stan drew the Friends Charity closer to the Forever Friends by working on two joint ventures The Dementia Care Project, later called the Friendly Faces Project to to which we donated £24Kand the Critical Care Project to which we donated £150K
Although he has resigned as a Trustee he will continue as a Volunteer Guide every Friday morning where he has been for the last eleven years. Thank you Stan for everything you have done for the charity.