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Become our Social Media Coordinator

We need someone who can help Age in Spain use social media more effectively. In particular, we’d like to develop our use of Facebook and Twitter (though we wouldn’t say no to having occasional posts on Instagram and TikTok). 

 

This is not a paid post - it is voluntary, but in return for the time you put in we can offer you the satisfaction that comes with helping others to move to or settle in Spain. You’ll also make new friends as part of our lively team. Perhaps you are already living in Spain and looking for a new interest?

Introduction.

The job involves using our Facebook page to promote our work and campaigns in a lively and enthusiastic way and developing a presence on Twitter. You will have the support of our Chief Executive and our web manager and will work alongside our fundraising, campaigns and communications teams. 

 

We like to promote our guides and our information services through Facebook, but also to provide content that is of wider interest to English speakers – cultural posts, for example, and occasional surveys and quizzes. Part of the job will be to find new and interesting content. 

 

What's involved.

Age in Spain will provide an initial comprehensive induction including online self paced training and a face to face video session. Training and support will be provided virtually. 

 

We have a friendly team of staff and volunteers in different parts of Spain - the staff team is based in Catalonia. We all work remotely. 

 

You will receive on-going support whilst volunteering and opportunities for additional training will be provided from time to time. 

 

Support and training.

There are no set hours, and you can be flexible in the commitment you make as long as the aims of the post are achieved: a vibrant Facebook page and a stronger presence on Twitter. We will arrange the time commitment with you before you start, though we anticipate that a minimum commitment of half a day a week will be required. 

 

Time commitment.

All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs, printing/photocopying, will be reimbursed. This role is unlikely to incur travel.

Expenses.

You might be the person we are looking for if

 

  • You are very familiar with Facebook and Twitter and accustomed to communicating on both platforms. 

  • You are able to create effective social posts, have copywriting and basic design skills, and knowledge of Hootsuite or similar software

  • You have experience of managing social media campaigns on behalf of an organisation, a voluntary group or a business – ideal, but perhaps not essential

  • You have some experience of moderating a facebook group, though this, too, is not essential. However, we would like you to be able to monitor and analyse engagement with our Facebook page

  • You can be available to respond quickly, and post or tweet if something comes up that concerns our client group – English speakers interested in moving to or living in Spain, particularly older people. That won’t happen every day but being available at short notice is important if it does.

  • You are sympathetic to the aims of Age in Spain and willing to learn about the issues that affect our client group.

Your skills and experience.

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly local team

  • Regular online meetings with your manager and colleagues for supervision and support

  • All out of pocket expenses such as travel costs, meals,  printing/photocopying that are agreed by your manager

  • A certificate of service and a testimonial or reference (for job seekers)

  • The chance to really make a difference!


If you have any questions please contact the Chief Executive helen.weir@ageinspain.org

What we offer you.

Ready to apply?

Use this application form and select social media as the volunteering option.