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Communication Assistant Agricology

Reference REF:INF 1701  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City Newbury, Berkshire, UK
Salary Additional Information (Grade 4: £16,324 - £19,019)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 04/07/2017
Company Name Organic Research Centre
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Organic Research Centre (ORC) is a small charity, yet we are the UK’s leading independent research organisation for agroecological farming approaches such as organic and agroforestry; we drive our own research agenda to tackle global issues by acting locally and finding community-based solutions for farmers and their supply chains.
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The Organic Research Centre is looking to appoint a Communication Assistant to support communications for Agricology which is a web-based knowledge platform for practical information on sustainable farming, aiming to encourage farmers and growers to use more agroecological approaches. The job holder will play a key role in promoting new, seasonally relevant content and engaging a wider audience to grow the Agricology community.

S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Agricology social media including: promoting website content, scheduling social media posts, organising Instagram takeovers and producing a monthly video blog. In addition, s/he will support the Project Manager with additional administrative tasks as required. The post will report to the Project Manager.

The candidate will possess an HND or BSc in agriculture or related subject. Knowledge of sustainable farming in a research or technical context and previous experience working with social media is essential. Some research communication and/or journalism experience would be desirable.

S/he should have excellent communication skills and knowledge of various social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Flickr). Photography and/or video skills would be advantageous. The candidate should have an independent, proactive and positive approach and a willingness to take on additional duties as required.

The successful candidate will be based at Daylesford, Kingham, Gloucestershire (with one day per week spent at the Organic Research Centre near Newbury) and must be prepared to travel in the UK when necessary. A part-time role may also be considered, please state in your covering letter if this is of interest.

Applications from individuals must be on an ORC application form. See below. Please quote reference INF 1701 in any correspondence.

Closing date for applications:Tuesday 4th July at 9am. Interviews: will be held at the Daylesford Foundation, Kingham on Wednesday 19th July.

Download the application pack here (1.98mb zip file) or download individual components below

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