The next six months will bring some exciting developments for Hope for Tomorrow and they need to ensure they are able to maximize the benefits of national publicity. The charity need a volunteer working from home to conduct some initial media research so that the charity can then engage with national journalists who influence discussions around cancer treatment and care in the UK. It is anticipated that the work will initially be 8 hours over one week, then on-going.
During the initial 8 hours/week the volunteer will research high-profile stories in national media (print/online/TV airtime news or discussion programmes/strong search engine ranking/parliamentary debate) since March 2021 on any of the following:
- innovation in cancer care and drugs
- pharmaceutical developments
- NHS statistics for oncology
- other cancer research projects
- patient experience
- cancer diagnosis and care within BAME
The volunteer will then produce links to the relevant articles with brief synopsis of each, identify the journalists or social media influencers responsible for the original story and the publication they write for including their profile and contact details, and identify and trends/recurring themes in any press or journalist profiles identified. A review of results will then take place and next steps be agreed.
- Strong literacy skills
- A good understanding of how to use search engines and social media
- Clear communicator
- A background in research or PR would be advantageous but not essential.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 23/06/2021
End Date: 21/10/2022
Immediate start, on going project
This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.