Job Opportunity: Charity Administrator / Social Media Manager (full time)

Applications for this position are now closed.

Description

To provide efficient administrative support to the Chief Executive and the A4D team in the delivery of our arts workshops, website signposting and training arts facilitators, helping to develop nationwide artistic opportunities to inspire people affected by early-stage dementia and their carers, including leading a weekly arts discussion group and managing and creating content for our social media. 

A4D is a leader in development of inspirational arts opportunities for early-stage dementia delivered with leading arts organisations.

The role has potential for career growth.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the day-to-day running of the charity, point of contact for public enquiries, artists, arts organisations, volunteers, families affected by dementia, carers and memory and care services.
  • Researching and updating the charity website with nationwide arts events including A4D programmes; liaising with arts organisations to encourage signposting of their events.
  • Social media management, including content generation through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, raising public awareness of A4D’s activity, also using public noticeboards.
  • Writing and designing the charity’s quarterly newsletters and marketing materials.
  • Leading, preparing and supporting volunteers in delivering Chatty Wednesdays, weekly, structured, art-focused video group for early-stage dementia and carers.
  • Delivering a short section of the 6-weekly training (currently by Zoom) relating to Chatty Wednesdays.
  • Maintaining A4D workshop and events calendar and appointments diaries.
  • Providing support, responding to enquiries and taking event bookings for A4D training sessions for arts facilitators, arts workshops and fundraising events.
  • Contacting memory services and dementia-related organisations to recruit participants for A4D workshop programmes.
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers throughout workshop programmes, volunteer management, including processing DBS checks and expense claims.
  • Occasional minute taking.
  • Maintaining office systems, including Donorfy CRM database; keeping accurate and timely records of income and expenditure on Xero accounting system; assisting on bank reconciliations; processing expense claims monthly.
  • Ensuring efficient purchase of office supplies.
  • Assisting the Chief Executive as requested.

Requirements

  • Well-organised and highly motivated.
  • At least one year’s experience as a proactive, hands-on administrator, flexible and adaptable, able to deal with the varying demands a small, busy organisation presents.
  • Demonstrated ability at problem solving.
  • Experienced with social media organisation.
  • Comfortable in a Zoom environment and able to lead Zoom meetings.
  • Adept at Word, email (Outlook), Excel, PowerPoint, social media platforms, web literacy including website updating.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including content generation.
  • A keen eye for detail and design.
  • Personable, able to communicate clearly and to build excellent relationships with a variety of people and organisations.
  • University graduate with 2.1 or higher degree preferred.

Desirable

  • Relevant experience such as in a charity or organisation in the arts and health sectors.
  • Marketing experience.
  • Familiarity with Eventbrite, MailChimp, CRMs.

Hours and location: Full time, normally 9.30-5.30, currently working from home.  Having left our offices in King’s Cross at the start of the pandemic, we have not finally determined our future working arrangements. We expect that you will be required to spend approximately one day per week in London when circumstances permit, though this may be subject to change. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required (for Trustee Meetings or fundraising events), for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Salary: £24,000 p.a.

If you think you can make a real contribution to Arts 4 Dementia, please email your CV and a one-page cover letter letting outlining why you are interested in the charity’s work and what you would bring to the role, to nigel@arts4dementia.org.uk with

Subject: Charity Administrator application
NOTE: Applications are now CLOSED

Nigel Franklin, Chief Executive, Arts 4 Dementia

 

IMPORTANT: In your covering letter, please include the words “I have read the details in full”.

 

About Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) is a charity (No 1140842) founded in 2011. Based in London, we: 

  • develop innovative arts workshop programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.
  • uniquely signpost arts events nationwide on our website www.arts4dementia.org.uk  enabling families affected with dementia in the community and clinicians looking for stimulation for their patients easily to find opportunities nearby. 
  • provide early stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators and encourage and support them in delivering person-centred arts programmes for dementia. The 900+ facilitators we have trained to date will deliver arts events to around 17,000 people with dementia and carers in the next year. 
  • are leading a national campaign to promote and drive forward Social Prescribing for Dementia, whereby

A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often very much more than they imagine.   

Why.  Creative skills can remain vibrant for years after the onset of dementia.  Neuroscientists and psychologists, supported by A4D’s evaluation, conferences and reports, have demonstrated that engaging in artistic activity is a highly effective non-pharmacological way to reawaken and re-stimulate cognitive ability.  

Provision gap.  At present on diagnosis, people may be given cognitive stimulation therapy but then they may be left alone to cope with increasing confusion, distress and isolation for six to twelve months, often until – as one memory service head told us – crisis hits.  

Impact. The services A4D delivers make a profound difference to families coping with early stage dementia, to carers as much as to those with dementia.  The workshops invigorate and restore confidence, energy and sense of purpose and normality. A4D publications serve as valued toolkits for arts organisations. 

I realise I have been working 1000% for J since his diagnosis. But when I take him to bbodance, Danielle makes a big difference for me as well.  I’m doing something not only for his brain, but also for my own. 

Carer at Ballet Workshop at bbodance, Wandsworth. 

Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and your insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like-minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day. 

Participant at Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations at The Garden Museum, Lambeth.

 

You can see the impact of our work on people living with dementia, carersand volunteers in this video of a recent workshop prgramme at the Royal Opera House :