Ecas is looking for a part-time (7 hours per week) Social Media and Communications Coordinator to join our small office team. The successful candidate will help set up and manage social media platforms, update our website and create impactful and engaging content.
Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people, principally in the Edinburgh and Lothians area. Currently, Ecas organises various activities, provides a befriending service and operates a small grants scheme with the opportunity of policy work undertaken on a needs basis.
It’s an exciting time to join Ecas. Following a comprehensive organisational review, Ecas is committed to engaging with younger disabled adults between the ages of 18-40 to ensure it continues to support and provide services that are responsive and tailored to meeting the needs of all physically disabled adults. To achieve this aim, Ecas will look to engage directly with potential service users to better understand the barriers faced by younger disabled people in accessing services and identify gaps in current service provision. Ecas will look to introduce two new activities depending on the responses received.
Research identified a need in supporting young adults in transition between the ages of 18-25. A key part of ensuring youth engagement has been to review Ecas’ branding and communications strategy, including Ecas’ online presence. A redevelopment of Ecas’ website is already underway.
To carry out this role successfully you will have a solid understanding of the use of a range of social media platforms. You will have strong editing and writing skills suitable for each platform using effective storytelling techniques. An ability to craft videos and understanding of analytics is desirable but not essential. Knowledge and understanding of disability, social inclusion and equality issues is essential to this role.
Additional budget has been allocated for the successful candidate to set up social media platforms and help with the development of Ecas’ new website. Working extra hours over the contracted 7 hours per week will be required in the first few weeks of appointment. Specifics to be discussed at interview.
Set up and preparation: