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Position Title: Communications Coordinator

Reports to:  CEO 

Direct reports: Social Media Volunteers

Based at: Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, BS5 0EH 

Hours: 2 days per week

Salary: £26,110 pro rata  (£10,445 per annum) 

Contract: Fixed Term contract for 12 months

Closing Date for applications: 31st May 2021

Interview Date: 7th June – these will take place on Zoom

Proposed Start Date: 21st June 

Purpose

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Communications Coordinator to create and deliver compelling and informative social content that increases the impact, reach and visibility of Project MAMA and amplifies migrant voices. This role will improve understanding and attitudes towards migrating populations and promote positive birth experiences, sharing our work, activities and values.

You will have experience in promoting organisations that advocate for social change and producing compelling content. With strong communication skills that will inspire and motivate, you will be the first point of contact for the organisation’s social media channels. You will have experience creating thought-provoking content,  managing social media channels and growing audience participation. You will be required to be self-directed in your work but will liaise directly with mamas and the team to amplify marginalised voices.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and create on-brand compelling content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Project MAMA website; includes writing copy, using design tools to create visual content;
  • To support our advocacy and social change projects and engage Project MAMA’s clients in Project MAMA’s fundraising and communications work as appropriate;
  •  To produce media releases, respond to media enquiries and brief journalists on Project MAMA’s activities and engagements;
  • Develop a communications strategy for the organisation in line with wider strategic objectives, putting in place and following a communications plan;
  •  To produce a range of digital communications promoting Project MAMA’s work, aims, people and messages;
  •  To develop new ways to communicate the work of Project MAMA including digital tools, to extend our reach, impact and supporter engagement;
  •  To support with production of Project MAMA’s annual impact report and other corporate documents;
  •  To support the marketing and promotion of Project MAMA through producing written publicity materials;
  • Ensuring diversity (gender, sexuality, religion, geography, social class, ability, neurodiversity) is embedded in all communications outputs and the accessibility of online material.  Being the main point of contact for communications;
  • Representing Project MAMA in outreach to businesses, build and manage relationships;
  • Be responsible for recruitment, supervision and support of any volunteers involved in individual giving campaigns and activities including website and social media; 
  • Ensure that comments and questions on Project MAMA’s social media are responded to swiftly, effectively and in an organisational tone of voice which reflects its brand and values;
  • Supporting the charity in other duties that arise around communications.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential requirements

  • Confident communicator with excellent writing skills;
  • Understanding of refugee rights or an understanding of intersectional feminism and anti-racist approach;
  • Experience in social media, website management or working with the press;
  • Excellent designer using tools such as in-design or photoshop; ability to create beautiful and impactful visual content;
  • Experience of creating professional digital content to support engagement;
  • A love of social media, particularly Instagram;
  • Track record of using social media platforms to raise awareness, organise and/ or fundraise.

Desirable

Ideally you will bring at least one of these to our work:

  • Lived experience of displacement or migration.
  • Understanding of the needs of birthing people within the maternity period
  • Experience working in the field of humanitarian aid, refugees or migration
  • Experience with mobile technology and online giving platforms 

We particularly encourage applications from people with lived experience of migration and/or displacement and those who are currently under-represented in the UK charities sector, including people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, people who experience racism, disabled  and neurodivergent people. Project MAMA is currently undertaking some careful reflective work with a view to ensuring our policies, recruitment process and working culture are aligned with our commitments to radical support. If you do not feel like you fulfil all the requirements but are interested in the role, please do contact us to discuss.

We will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments for applicants during recruitment and for our team as required. If you have particular accessibility needs, please get in touch and let us know any requirements you may have.

We welcome informal enquiries to discuss any questions you might have about the role or application process, just email Fiona@projectmama.org.

To apply: 

Please send us a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining what you could bring to the role, links to any social media accounts you manage (professional or personal) and your CV with name and details of two references to: fiona@projectmama.org

The employment of an applicant is contingent on satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Registered Charity Number 1182112


Become a Mother Companion

We are growing rapidly and are recruiting more volunteer Mother Companions to support clients throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

To be eligible you have:

  • Completed a comprehensive doula training programme, be a midwife or have other comparable birth room experience;
  • Have attended a minimum of 3 births;
  • Be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check;
  • Have a non-judgemental and holistic approach to providing support to women from diverse backgrounds;
  • Be committed to supporting a minimum of two births with Project MAMA over a 1 year period;
  • You can commit to attending MC team meetings every 6 weeks;
  • Have a commitment to social justice and encourage resilience in others.

Online form to volunteer as a Mother Companion.

Join our Holistic Therapy Team 

We are constantly looking to expand the support we offer to mothers & expectant mothers to provide holistic care. If you have an offering which you think would be a good match to the project, please get in touch. We are especially keen to hear from those who have experience supporting women throughout the childbirth year.

We ask that you can commit to supporting one client a month and attending holistic therapy team meetings every 6 weeks.

Holistic Therapies Application Form

Support at Mamahub

Although we won’t be opening this service back up until 2021 at the latest, we’re still looking for compassionate individuals who are keen to contribute to the general running of the group and to ensure the comfort of attending mamas and their children. We require individuals who have good organisational skills, experience supporting vulnerable women and working with young children and babies and a knowledge and understanding of birth and early parenting.

Mamahub Volunteer Application Form

Train to be a Mother Companion

(For those with no doula/midwifery training or birth education training)

Currently on-hold owing to the pandemic. Please watch this space.

We are asking for expressions of interest for those who wish to undertake our 6 week training program for those interested in becoming a Mother Companion with Project MAMA. No birth experience will be necessary, however potential applicants will be required to go through an application & interview process to ensure we’re a right fit.

This training program will take place over 6 weeks and will be a commitment of  8 x weekly training sessions, taking place during the day. These will look at:

  • The practical responsibilities of becoming a Mother Companion
  • Right to Remain? Rights & entitlements of A/S & Refugee women in the UK
  • Situating the work of Project MAMA within a Global context
  • Cultural Safety & Decolonising birth
  • Doula skills
  • Physiology of birth
  • Trauma-informed care in the birth room & beyond
  • Self care, Boundaries & Strategies for Resilience 
  • Enhanced Safeguarding for Maternity Support 

Train to be a Mother Companion – expression of interest form

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