Social Media Officer

  • Part Time Job
  • UK/remote
  • 06/05/2024
  • Part Time Job
  • UK/remote
  • 06/05/2024

Website benedetti_fdtn Benedetti Foundation

The Benedetti Foundation is looking for a creative, strategic, experienced digital content professional to join our team in the new role of Social Media Officer.
We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual who will utilise innovative digital strategies to develop our social media presence and engagement across all platforms.

Working closely with our Marketing Manager and the wider team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our mission by effectively communicating our initiatives and connecting with our community of supporters, participants, and partners through our social media platforms. You will be expected to stay at the forefront of social media trends and developments and to play a pivotal role in enhancing our social media presence.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to shaping the future of The Benedetti Foundation at a time of expansion.

Job Title: Social Media Officer
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Key relationships: Marketing Manager with frequent contact with all members of the Foundation team
Purpose: To develop the social media presence of The Benedetti Foundation
Location: This position is home-based with a requirement to join monthly full team meetings in London and meet with the Marketing Manager in person as required for the role. You will also be required to attend Benedetti Foundation events, wherever
possible across the UK (all travel expenses will be reimbursed). Location is flexible within the UK and will be discussed and reviewed before an offer is made and at the end of the probationary period. This is a new role, with a flexible approach and we would welcome conversation with prospective candidates.
Contract: Permanent, Part-Time 0.5 FTE

Hours and terms: 0.5 FTE – 18.75 hours per week
Hours will generally be worked between Monday to Thursday with occasional evening and weekend work as required by the role; a time-in-lieu policy is in place. Office hours are between 9am-5pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break, however, regular start and end times can be shifted by +/- 1 hour upon agreement (e.g. 9:30-5:30pm / 10-6pm). Exact working pattern will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

This role is entitled to 12.5 working days’ holiday per year in each complete holiday year, in addition to 4 statutory public holidays. An 8% pension contribution will be made, 3% by the Charity and 5% by yourself. This role is subject to a three-month probationary period, during which there will be a two-week notice period. After the probationary period, there will be a two-month
notice period.

Salary: £14,000 (£28,000 FTE)
Start date: to be agreed; ideally no later than end of June 2024

Deadline for applications: Monday 6 May 2024, 5pm
Interviews: Interviews will take place on 14 May in London in person. Zoom interviews can be arranged on request, but an in-person meeting will be required prior to any offer. Second round interviews will take place on the week commencing 20 May. Further details will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

To apply for this role, please complete this application form by Monday 6 May2024, 5pm

If you would like to have an informal conversation ahead of application, please contact Hannah King, Marketing Manager, on hannah@benedettifoundation.org.

The Benedetti Foundation regrets it is not able to give individual feedback on applications. Candidates shortlisted in the first round can expect to hear by Thursday 9 May 2024. The Benedetti Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post may be subject to a PVG check from Disclosure Scotland. We are
an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to enabling people from a diverse range of backgrounds to build careers in arts and education. Please fill in this anonymous equal opportunities form when completing your application.
If you have any access needs that are not accounted for within the application process, please
contact us for an adapted application.

Purpose of the Role

To work closely with the Marketing Manager and wider Benedetti Foundation team to:

Support and develop the Foundation’s social media presence across all platforms
Assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive social media strategy aligned with the organisation’s goals and values
Attend the Foundation’s events, capturing activity and lead on the creation of relevant and engaging content
Be a proactive, self-motivated and supportive member of the Foundation team

Key Responsibilities

Create engaging, relevant and high-quality content for our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Develop the Foundation’s presence on TikTok.
Manage the organisation’s social media accounts including posting updates, responding to comments and messages, and fostering community engagement.
Collaborate with the Marketing Manager to ensure consistent messaging and branding across all channels.
Monitor social media analytics and track key performance metrics to measure the success of campaigns and initiatives.
Stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in social media marketing and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
Assist with live event coverage and promotion on social media platforms.
Support other marketing and communications initiatives as required.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required

Essential

This role may be ideal for you if you are/have:

Experience developing content and managing social media accounts for organisations, preferably in the non-profit, arts or education sectors.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen eye for detail.
Proficiency in tailoring communications and content for different audiences and platforms in a concise, creative, and engaging manner.
Experience of producing clear and engaging copy for socials, with effective messaging.
Strong understanding of social media platforms, analytics tools, and content management systems.
Ability to use initiative and prioritise workload with excellent time management skills, a problem-solving approach and reliability in meeting regular deadlines.
Familiarity with graphic design tools and video editing software.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
A genuine interest and passion for music and education, with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.

Desirable

Experience of the following is not necessary but would be advantageous:

Experience of working with young people, families and communities and/or in a music education setting.
Familiarity with targeted digital advertising and paid promotion to expand reach and visibility across channels.
Experience working with partner organisations to curate content and plan campaigns.
Understanding of classical/orchestral music and the music education community.
Awareness of international trends and perspectives which allow content to appeal to international audiences.
Ability to drive.

The Benedetti Foundation was established in 2019 by violinist and dedicated music education advocate Nicola Benedetti CBE.
We deliver transformative experiences through mass music events and provide equal access to music participation and appreciation for all. Led by Nicola and a tutor team comprising exceptional educators and performers from across the globe, we unite those who believe music is integral to life’s education.

Through our in-person and virtual programmes, in our first four years we have worked with over75,000 participants of all ages from 105 countries, instrumentalists and non-instrumentalists, hundreds of schools, produced nearly 1,100 pre-recorded and live lessons and our video content has had over 6.5 million views.

Our activity is divided into these main programmes:

In-Person Sessions – mass-music making experiences which take place all over the UK including:

Benedetti Sessions – 3-day workshops for school-age string players, string teachers and primary schools
Residency Sessions – week-long sessions delivered in partnership with music services, schools and teachers
Adult String Players Sessions – playing experiences for adult learners
Virtual Sessions – online sessions, including our programme of Mini Sessions, which bring participants of all ages together from across the world to work towards a common goal and a united voice, exploring and breaking down musical, societal and cultural barriers.
Ambassador Programme – our training programme for young professionals, to create world leading, innovative musicians and educators and our Youth Ambassador Programme providing support to young people aged 15-18
In addition to these programmes, we also offer free digital resources which aim to ensure inclusion, access and support for all.
This short film provides an overview of the work of the Benedetti Foundation and you can find out
more about the Foundation on our website.

Our 2022 Impact Report can be downloaded here

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