Campaign Comms and Events Officer

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New Alresford, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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Here at The Watercress Line, we are looking for a Campaign Comms and Events Officer to join our team based across 4 stations, Alton to Alresford, with a base in Alresford. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £28,000 - £32,000 per annum plus benefits! The Watercress Line is a heritage railway preserving the skills of operating and maintaining a steam railway and its fleet, operated by award-winning volunteers, and supported by paid staff; delighting visitors along ten miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside for the last 50 years.   Benefits you will receive_  Discounted mainline travel after one year of service Discounts at our catering and retail outlets Employee Assistance Programme 31 days holiday, including 8 bank holidays, some of which you may have to work About the Campaign Comms and Events Officer role_ We are now looking to recruit a Campaign Comms and Events Officer.  In this new role, you will deliver the objectives and support the development of the fundraising strategy. We are looking for a friendly, organised, patient, collaborative individual who has a passion for making a difference in an exciting and varied role.   Working as part of a small paid team and a large, dedicated volunteer base, you will have an eye for detail and a flair for getting the best out of people.  You will be working directly with the CEO and will be at the coalface as we build a fundraising team and make great things happen.  You will have the opportunity to learn and develop through the role.  Working hours_ 40 hours per week (with 30 minutes paid break). On site working with some home working as appropriate. 5 days over 7 with some weekend, evening and holiday working. Key responsibilities as a Campaign Comms and Events Officerr_ Managing the solicitation of the public including but not limited to tap to donate, donation envelopes on trains and volunteer event stands, creating banners and print material Reviewing and monitoring all communications to ensure that the charity status of the organisation is constantly referenced Managing website donation asks and appropriate web pages.  Generating content and create posts for social media Promoting community fundraising events across all channels Event Management – creating and managing events, assembling guest lists, organising venues, catering and logistics Recruiting, training and development of the volunteer team Being responsible for the Database Management Reporting and budget management Skills and experience required as our Campaign Comms and Events Officer_ Some experience of being a volunteer Experience of managing small events Fundraising experience within a cultural/heritage environment would be advantageous Ability to understand the different communications channels appropriate to diverse audiences Effective communication skills with the ability to write engaging copy Ability to manage information, keeping detailed records and making connections across information sources A passion for heritage/culture/local area or engineering Experienced at utilising social media channels, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. A knowledge of the railway sector would be advantageous If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Campaign Comms and Events Officer, then please click “apply” now – We’d love to hear from you

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