Communications Volunteer

Ashoka UK

  • < 15 persons
Job description

Time commitment: 6 months 2.5 days a week starting in December 2014

Location: Home based/ Ashoka UK’s office at 15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Volunteer position – expenses covered: London Travel Card Zones 1-2 + £5 per day for lunch 

About Ashoka
Ashoka is a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – men and women with systems changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, we have elected over 3,000 outstanding social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 70 countries. Ashoka UK is in its seventh year of electing fellows and has currently elected 24 leading UK social entrepreneurs to the Ashoka fellowship. Please see and for more details.

Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for an entrepreneurial, bright and creative Communications Volunteer with a passion for social entrepreneurship and innovation, to provide core ongoing support to all aspects of Ashoka’s internal and external communications and events. The successful applicant will be working on Ashoka UK’s key communications campaigns, helping with marketing materials, organising events, as well as interacting with our international and UK fellows. This is a great opportunity to gain insight into Ashoka’s valuable wider network of system changing entrepreneurs.

Communications (80%):

  • Support the UK Comms team integrated media campaigns, on topics ranging from youth entrepreneurship, to social innovation, to business alliances, to online competitions with corporate partners
  • Support the UK Comms team with design and development of marketing materials
  • Support the UK Comms team with content copywriting and editing
  • Manage daily Social Media calendar: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube
  • Source and curate rich content for Ashoka’s social media channels, e.g. video, image and audio content
  • Engage the team in our communications efforts, working collegially within the UK and Europe

Admin (20%):

  • Support the UK team with database management on Salesforce
  • Provide day-to-day admin support to the UK team


  • Gain valuable skills/training in social media for the non-profit sector
  • Work from the office or from home
  • Enjoy flexible working hours
  • Meet leading social entrepreneurs from around the world and gain invaluable insights in the social enterprise sector

Required Skills and Experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record in producing high quality written materials
  • Ability to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly organised, efficient and detail-oriented
  • Experience in the citizen sector, either as a social entrepreneur or a volunteer, trustee etc.
  • Experience of content management systems (CMS), social media, email marketing tools and online content applications
How to apply?
Applications for this role should be submitted by Sunday 30th of November exclusively through our online platform at We will begin conducting interviews w/c 24th November so please let us know if you’ll definitely not be available. For any further information, please contact Meera Patel at Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for any paid or unpaid position at Ashoka UK.
More informations
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  • Posted on 11-12-2014
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