Volunteering with FiLiA 2019

After 5 conferences, we are looking to add to our volunteer team.
We will be focusing on a couple of areas: the 2019 conference and building our organisation.

Below are some of our current vacancies, but if you want to create another role that you feel will benefit FiLiA please e-mail info@filia.org.uk

Who are we?
Our organisation is called FiLiA, a word meaning daughter, reflecting our intention to steadfastly continue the work of our fore-mothers to create a better world for our daughters. We are a women-led, volunteer organisation. At the centre of our work is an annual conference showcasing and disseminating the work of researchers, NGOs, campaigners, artists and individuals who focus on improving the world for women and girls. We were granted charitable status for the purposes of promoting equality and diversity, promoting human rights, and promoting the arts.

What are the next steps?
If you are interested in any of the roles below, please write to us at info@filia.org.uk with some information about yourself, including any relevant experience, and why you would like to take this role on, as well as questions you may have.

Sisterhood and solidarity,  

FiLiA Team

In order to represent the communities we work with we particularly welcome applications from women from under-represented groups.

If you need to submit your application in an alternative format or require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment and selection process please contact us at inclusion@filia.org.uk


FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – PARTNERSHIPS  

Who are we looking for?
FiLiA is looking for someone to lead on partnerships. The aim would be to partner with other feminists or organisations, with whom our values and policies align to 1) demonstrate FiLiA's position on different feminist issues, and 2) support and show solidarity with other feminists. 
You would be responsible for identifying partners and creating and maintaining a network and creating opportunities for FiLiA to partner with others. 
How we do this would be up to you, but could include, for example, showcasing/linking to blogs and articles, sharing resources/research, and working together on projects/policy papers. You will work closely with other members of FiLiA.

When do you start?
As soon as possible!

Who do you report in to?
Nobody! We are all in this together. You will work closely with the rest of the team to generate ideas and engage as far a reach as possible.

What experience do you need to have?
You will need to be super organised and be passionate about women’s rights.
No experience is necessary, but you will need to be self-motivated and a good communicator.

FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – EDUCATION

Who are we looking for?
FiLiA is looking for someone to lead on team education. We are all learning, and something that has helped us enormously is to bring in feminists to present to the team on various topics. We have welcomed speakers on Non State Torture, Gang Culture, Sexual Exploitation and much more.
You would be responsible for coordinating the education sessions - prioritising those topics which we will be covering at the FiLiA2019 conference as well as areas that the team identifies as being of interest.

When do you start?
As soon as possible!

Who do you report in to?
Nobody! We are all in this together. You will work closely with the rest of the team to generate ideas and engage as far a reach as possible.

What experience do you need to have?
You will need to be super organised and be passionate about women’s rights.
No experience is necessary, but you will need to be self-motivated and a good communicator.

FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS


Purpose of role:

• To tell the story of FiLiA and what we stand for - reaching more women using a variety of communications tools

• Work alongside the Social Media team to engage and enthuse supporters by developing and delivering high-impact digital communications; with the aim of building external profile, impact and growing membership

• Build relationships with key media outlets and journalists, and write relevant press releases

• Place FiLiA as a key voice/commentator in the feminist media

Key responsibilities:

• Develop and deliver a FiLiA Communications Strategy

• Work alongside the social media team to deliver that strategy consistently through different channels

• Produce and commission blogs and other compelling content

• Develop a press office function for FiLiA and manage any requests from journalists/media

• Build key relationships with bloggers and influencers in the feminism space

• Work with FiLiA spokeswomen and brief them before interviews etc

• Work with the website team to develop and update content

• Promote and share digital skills within the organisation

• Update the team weekly

Key experience, knowledge & skills

•Three to five years experience in a media/communications role would be ideal

• Experience of designing and implementing PR and marketing strategies

• A list of media contacts across broadcast and national, and the ability to build more contacts as required

• Knowledge of local press and the ability to place stories in regional news

• A self-starter who can make time during the week to juggle this role alongside their day job. Approximately Five hours a week are required, but this can vary

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including an ability to write compelling copy for a range of channels

• Passionate interest in feminism and female rights

When do you start?
As soon as possible!

Who do you report in to?
Nobody! We are all in this together. You will work closely with the rest of the team to generate ideas and engage as far a reach as possible.

FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – MERCHANDISE

Who are we looking for?
FiLiA is looking for someone to lead on merchandise. Help us to figure out what we might want to develop in terms of merchandise (and what is affordable!). Coordinate merchandise needs for the various events that FiLiA will be attending through the year and for the FiLiA2019 Conference

When do you start?
As soon as possible!

Who do you report in to?
Nobody! We are all in this together. You will work closely with the rest of the team to generate ideas

What experience do you need to have?
You will need to be super organised and be passionate about women’s rights.
No experience is necessary, but you will need to be self-motivated.

FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – WEBSITE LEAD

Who are we looking for?
FiLiA is looking for someone to lead on our website. It’s something that we are grateful for and proud of, but could do better with. You will be responsible for reviewing and making suggestions for improvements as well as updating with new blogs, podcasts and conference information.

When do you start?
As soon as possible!

Who do you report in to?
Nobody! We are all in this together. You will work closely with the trustees to ensure that the website reflects the essence of FiLiA.

What experience do you need to have?
You will need to be super organised and be passionate about women’s rights.
You will need experience in website development; content creation and how to make an impact via our online presence.