Are you having a career break? Are you looking for a career change?
Have you thought of volunteering to fill in those gaps in your CV?
Gives you a competitive edge when applying for jobs
It shows your passion and commitment to community causes
It shows your initiative to fill the interim periods between jobs with gaining additional skills.
It provides you with a new network of opportunities
In short, it is a vital addition to any CV.
As well as supporting you and giving you training where needed, we can organise the opportunity as a project with timescales and an end date together with providing a testimonial or reference at the end of it, if that would be of help to you.
More information about volunteering with AIMS can be found here and there will be an opportunity for you to help in some way regardless of your skills and experience, and the amount of time you have to volunteer.
Have you had experience of working in sales or in a publishing company? If so, could you spare some time to share your expertise?
Publications are a vital source of income for AIMS and we need someone who can market and increase the volume of sales – not only for the income but for the information in the books to get out there to all those using maternity services.
We are currently publishing a new range of AIMS Guides and need someone to help boost our sales. At the moment we have a shop on our website where most of the sales occur, and an Amazon account for selling books and Kindle versions. Ideally we would like to get the books into book shops and we have some ideas about how we can do this - we just need someone with the time and energy to make this happen. The person we are looking for will work closely with the Publications group and link with the Social Media group for advertising. Experience of selling would be an advantage, but the main requirements are computer and organisational skills, plus enthusiasm! This role should only require one to two hours a week, with a little more work when a new book is launched.
If you are interested this role please email email@example.com
Campaigning for improvements to the maternity services is core to the AIMS charitable mission, and we’ve got a proud tradition of campaigning stretching back 60 years. AIMS campaigning activities are carried out by a growing number of our Volunteers, and we need a robust support structure in place to allow this work to flourish. We are now looking for a couple of colleagues to join our small Campaigns Steering Group.
Our Volunteer role within AIMS, since the end of 2019, is to work together to plan and facilitate AIMS campaigns work, and - crucially - to support other AIMS Volunteers to get involved. We also have a team editorial role for the Campaigns section of the quarterly AIMS Journal and we like to ‘keep our hand in’ by getting involved with particular pieces of AIMS campaigning work and leading teams on specific campaigns. We’re an established team, with effective working practices, ready to welcome you in!
What do we do?
As a team, we:
Take responsibility for the AIMS campaigns strategy, developing annual and quarterly action plans to ensure that we focus our efforts on what matters
Develop policy and process documents for AIMS’ campaigning activities
Ensure that AIMS responds to key consultations and attends key conferences and other events
Manage AIMS campaigns
Communicate our campaigns work, including via Social Media and the Campaigns section of the quarterly AIMS Journal
Co-ordinate the production of AIMS’ Position Papers and other campaigns materials
Constantly hone and develop our awareness of the UK maternity services landscape
Skills and requirements
Commitment to attend and prepare for (currently weekly) team meetings
Planning and organisational skills
Attention to detail
Clear written communications
Good interpersonal skills to liaise within and beyond AIMS
A desire to support other Volunteers in AIMS campaigning work
A really good understanding of the UK maternity services landscape, current issues and key stakeholders
A hefty dose of patience and good humour!
Please take a look at the most recent AIMS Journal to see what we’ve been up to over the last few months. If you like what you read and want to be part of this work and can commit to the team for at least six months, then we’d really love to hear from you.
You do not need to have specific skills or qualifications to contribute to our social media work, because the team will train you on all you need to know.
We create, schedule and share striking content to accompany the announcements that various teams within AIMS need to make on a daily basis. There are of course some lovely admin tasks to accompany it all too.
Your ideas are heard and you will find your creative side shining through.
It is an absolute bonus if you already use social media for personal use or otherwise, but not required.
The minimum time that we ask you to donate to us is 2 hours per week, with an appetite for doing more. Our team of Volunteers is a great community to be a part of in the world of maternity services activism!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in this vacancy.
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