We’re excited to be recruiting a new Marketing & Social Media Volunteer who will support us in amplifying the mission and activities of Love Squared.
The role offers a great opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause to support children and young people facing mental health disadvantage, gain hands-on experience in marketing and social media management for a non-profit, and make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.
We’re looking for someone who is creative and enthusiastic and who has an interest and passion for marketing communications within the not-for-profit sector. You will work closely with our hardworking and passionate team to create visual, eye-catching content to promote our services and raise our online profile. This might include images, posters and videos. The more creative the better!
We are asking you to be able to commit to a minimum of four hours a week for a minimum of 12 months.
A bit about us
Love Squared delivers imaginative, and carefully case managed services for children and young people impacted by mental health. We believe that you can’t change outcomes without looking at issues holistically and thoughtfully. For us it’s about long-term change. On our free 'Glow' projects for children falling through the cracks in support systems we provide; mentoring, emotional support and befriending, therapeutic groups, holiday programmes and family support.
We work with children and young people at primary and secondary school age who are disadvantaged because of social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. They often have a diagnosed mental health condition or are waiting for a diagnosis, and it is often correlated with a history of trauma or psychological distress, or another disability, learning need, or physical illness. Many of the children we work with are also affected by issues such as domestic violence, abuse, identity issues, bullying and many are young carers.
Whilst each child is affected differently, common issues that we see are: Problems accessing school either through non-attendance, or difficulty focusing and thriving at school, difficulties making friends leading to significant social isolation, issues with confidence and self-esteem which can lead to difficulties leaving the house or even their rooms for days at a time, suicidal attempts or ideation, self-harm, difficulties accessing support and help from statutory services, and panic attacks. Such disadvantage has a long term impact on outcomes in education, mental health, health and employment.
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short paragraph on why you are interested in the role, your experience and availability and we'll go from there.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from under-represented groups and diverse backgrounds and those who do not always get their voices heard.