Storytelling Assistant



Organisation
Sustrans
Reference
SUS3436
Sector
IT & Communication Technology, Marketing & Communications, Media & PR
Location
Home/Bristol
Salary Details
£22,389 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
Contract Type
Fixed
Hours per Week
30
Closing Date
20/01/2022
Have you got a serious passion for the written word? Are you looking for an opportunity to play a key role in a communications team, within a charity with a strong environmental focus? Then our Storytelling Assistant role may be perfect for you.

Job Description

About the role

Have you got a serious passion for the written word? Are you looking for an opportunity to play a key role in a communications team, within a charity with a strong environmental focus? Then our Storytelling Assistant role may be perfect for you.

 As the Storytelling Assistant, you will support the Content and Storytelling team in delivering high quality, user-centred content that inspires people to engage with our important cause.

You’ll work within our Strategic Communications team and our wider communications network to tell Sustrans’ story and show the impact that we have as a charity. As well as creating content for our website, you’ll support the team to tell stories through native social media content.

Supported by your immediate and wider team, you will work across our channels to develop content that supports our fundraising and influencing work, contributes to the delivery of our campaigns, and engages our consumer and business audiences.

This role will require some travel and working at different locations to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. You’ll initially be working from home, with travel expected to Bristol around once a fortnight.

About you

You should have exceptional communication skills and must understand the basic principles of storytelling and what makes good content. You should have editing and proofreading experience.

We will look for evidence of your experience in social media. Plus good knowledge in one or more of the following;

  • video editing
  • graphic design
  • analytics
  • a content management system.

You will be skilled in administration and research, and will proactively source case studies to support colleagues from across the organisation with a variety of different projects.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

Work perks

Wellbeing

  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.

Family-friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

To apply: Click the apply link to be transferred to our recruitment site where you can download the full job description and apply online. To help us to manage our advertising resources please mention Ethical Jobseeker in your application.

Company Description

We’ve been working on walking and cycling since 1977. Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, by connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, transforming the school run and delivering a happier, healthier commute.