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Communications Assistant

Cornwall VSF

Hours: Full-time 35 hours a week
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000
Location: Hybrid, time split between home working, our office and out in the community

Are you passionate about communications and want to make a difference to the world around you?

We are looking for a Communications Assistant to join our small but tight-knit team, that enjoy working together to support our voluntary, community and social enterprise sector here in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

This is a new role to deliver projects to raise our profile, enhance our brand visibility, drive engagement, raise income and help us to develop positive relationships with our key stakeholders and audiences.

The successful applicant will provide day-to-day communications, media, and events support to the wider organisation and promote our service delivery and coordination of our communication inbox.

About Cornwall VSF

Cornwall VSF’s role is to connect, support and promote the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have strong productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in Cornwall including a range of public sector organisations.

We represent the VCSE on all executive Boards ensuring the VCSE voice remains clear and influential. We broker and facilitate VCSE partnership working through our strategic, thematic, and local alliances.

We undertake surveys, consultation events, facilitate issue-based workstreams etc. to raise consciousness of the issues, barriers and constraints facing the VCSE sector. Collectively we can positively affect change and bring about transformation.

We have a wide range of communication channels and styles to suit the needs of a diverse audience. We send regular e-newsletters to members with relevant information and updates for VCSE organisations of every size and interest. We also share news from our members through this vital resource and via our social media outlets. We amplify our members’ messages.

We host events and conferences to keep people up to speed on the latest developments they need to know. These include workshops, training, and networking opportunities.

This role is fixed term until 30 September 2025.

Please note: Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 30 May at our offices in Redruth, so you must be available on this day.

Read more about Cornwall VSF

To apply, please submit a CV supported by a covering letter of no more than 3 sides of A4 outlining your motivation for applying and highlighting how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role, as set out in the brief. Please include your referees within this application. We will not approach them without your consent.

Applications should be sent to [email protected]. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other equality characteristic.

Email office@cornwallvsf.org