Media, Messaging and Research Volunteer

This is an excellent opportunity to work with our young, innovative charity.

At Link Up (UK) we aim to deal with issues of citizenship by developing projects that promote a sense of community and belonging. The Great British Community project takes a truly innovative approach to this arena, as we will be combating racism and segregation by highlighting the positives and benefits that diversity has brought to the UK.

A key part of this work is to combat myths and stereotypes. Working across the 7 diversity strands – faith, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, mental health and sexuality- we are looking to develop a resource to challenge the key myths/ stereotypes about these groups.

Initially we would like to develop a series of factsheets, these would be used on our website, would form the basis of information to be released through social media feeds, and would be available as a resource for schools. Further to this, we would like to develop the information into a series of short films, featuring people from the diverse communities represented, stating the myth and then giving the ‘bust’.Both in the written fact sheets and in the films, it is key that the information is presented in a succinct and engaging way. For the films we want the presentation style to be amusing, fast paced and short. Our aim is for the films to be something that people want to share via social media.

We are looking for a volunteer to undertake (initially) the research and create the fact sheets. In addition to the research we would like the volunteerin to recruit and manage additional volunteer researchers, to recruit volunteer film makers, review options around social media dissemination (looking at successful and other examples of viral messaging).

Reporting into the Director, we are looking for a volunteer to oversee this project for 6 weeks if full time, or 2 months if part time (minimum 3 days a week). In return we can offer an interesting and supportive environment and will pay expenses up to £10 per day.

The volunteer should have:

• Good experience of research

• Good writing style

• An interest in social cohesion/ diversity

• The ability to plan and manage projects successfully and to work

independently and with initiative, prioritising own workload and meeting


• Dedication to completing work to the highest standard and ability to think


• The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at all levels

• Ability to use MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint to a competent level


To apply, send your c.v. along with a covering letter outlining why you would like to apply for this role, and outlining your relevant experience to

Interviews will take place within 2 weeks of receipt of successful applications, and we may appoint before the closing date.

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