PR & Social Media Volunteer

Penny Brohn UK
Contract Type: 
Part Time
One day a week, preferably on a Friday but we will be as flexible as we can.
Details of Role: 

Penny Brohn UK main objective is to support people living with cancer. In order to achieve this more people need to know about the support Penny Brohn UK offers. National PR and social media play a vital role in building this awareness and understanding of Penny Brohn UK so that more people living with cancer know that our free support is available for them.


To help us meet these goals we’re looking for a volunteer to support the Communications and Marketing team. Whether you’re a student, graduate, looking to change your career or move into the charity sector if you have good communications skills, some knowledge of PR and social media and a passion to help people living with cancer we’d love to hear from you.


What will I be doing?

  • Supporting the PR team across press office administration including saving press coverage,
  • reading papers, highlighting news stories and media opportunities
  • Supporting the Events team with Penny Brohn UK fundraising events across PR and Social Media
  • Supporting Penny Brohn UK Fundraising teams with outreach to local press by updating PR toolkits and templates
  • Supporting with special events including managing guest lists, social media updates and

attendence when available

  • Supporting the opening of new Centres including creation of press materials social media updates and attendance when available
  • Posting regular updates to Penny Brohn UK social media outlets - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Monitor activity and analyse interactions across all social media outlets
  • Support with the development of a blogger and influencer outreach strategy to be activated through Penny Brohn UK social media channels

What skills do I need?

  • Knowledge of PR and/or marketing
  • Experience using social media outlets for business or organisations. (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Strong writing and editing skills with good attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive team worker but also able to work independently
  • A warm empathic manner

What benefits can I expect?

  • An understanding of communications within the Third Sector
  • Hands on experience of press office skills including newspaper monitoring, logging press coverage, keeping media lists updated and updating PR toolkits
  • Introduction to marketing and communications within a National Charity, ensuring clients are well informed about all the services and activities available
  • Learn new skills and/or maintain those you have
  • Valuable work experience
  • Travel and expenses paid and free lunches



What training and support can I expect

A full induction to help understand the role and how it fits into the wider organisation

A member of staff within the PR team will give you support, including weekly catch ups, planning sessions and monthly reviews


How do I apply?

You will be asked to complete an application form. Suitable Candidates will be invited to an interview at Penny Brohn UK offices.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 8 February, 2019 - 12:15
How to Apply: 

How do I apply?

You will be asked to complete an application form. Suitable Candidates will be invited to an interview at Penny Brohn UK offices.

Contact Person: 
Sarah Gottesman
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
01275 370094
Postal Address: 
Chapel Pill Lane Pill Bristol BS20 0HH