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Clean Air Cheltenham seeking a volunteer to be their Publicity Co-ordinator

We are helping Clean Air Cheltenham spread the word about a volunteer position to become their Publicity Co-ordinator. The position would obviously be ideal for anybody who can share the organisation’s passion for the subject. The opportunity would enable somebody to gain practical experience in this field and demonstrate a track record of achievement. More details including how to apply can be found below.

The role of Voluntary Publicity Coordinator requires:

  • A friendly confident manner
  • The ability to think fast, laterally and creatively
  • A capacity to take the initiative, as well as collaborate
  • Experience of using Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Work will entail:

  • Creating, maintaining and updating a media list
  • Establishing named contacts at as many local media outlets as possible
  • Setting up Google Alerts and other means for receiving relevant breaking news
  • Networking relevant news stories as they arise
  • Publicising Clean Air Cheltenham events
  • Seeking interviews with local media
  • Pitching, and writing, features for local publications e.g. Cotswold Life
  • Keeping interested colleagues in Cheltenham’s twin towns informed of activities

Time commitment: In the short-term this will require approximately 2 hours per week which will increase at times of special events.

Future plans/events: The kinds of events they would like the Coordinator to promote will range from online poetry workshops, interdisciplinary webinars (linking air quality, health, transport and technology), as well as events with a national outreach, such as Clean Air Day (June 2021) and Car Free Day (September 2021).

To apply, please email: Caroline Sherwood caroline@cleanaircheltenham.org with a short explanation of why you would like this voluntary position, and details of relevant experience.

Closing date: 10th February 2021

Background to Clean Air Cheltenham

Clean Air Cheltenham aims to improve the air quality in Cheltenham by:

  1. Raising awareness through an annual Multimedia Celebration of Clean Air
  2. Liaising with groups pursuing similar aims, such as cycling and environmental groups, tree planting organisations, residents’ associations, and schools
  3. Encouraging collaborative action between all agencies concerned with the quality of air in the town, principally those responsible for transport and health care
  4. Raising funds to support relevant projects

Clean Air Cheltenham recognises the critical role air quality plays in physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The quality of the air is of central importance to the well-being of all, as well as being of particular concern to those who suffer from respiratory disease, to parents and children and to the elderly.

Membership is open to anyone over 16 years old who supports the aims of Clean Air Cheltenham. There is no charge for membership and members join through the website by opting in to receive newsletters and updates.