FARE Action Weeks Volunteer

The FARE network has an opportunity for two proactive and flexible individuals to assist the Programmes Co-ordinator in the London secretariat as volunteers for three months this summer and autumn. The two individuals will have the opportunity of contributing to an important and topical social cause and gain valuable experience of working in the sports and media fields.

The volunteer will be responsible for providing administrative support as well as for carrying out research and assisting in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the activities of the FARE Action Weeks in October.

> To assist with the management and distribution of FARE resources, including packing and distribution of all resources, and help resolving any client queries that may arise.
> To assist with the administration of applications for small grants; to create and update Excel spreadsheets.
> To assist with external communication around the Action Weeks, including answering the telephone, dealing with day-to-day enquiries, and the distribution of both postal and electronic mailings; knowledge of Word mail merge is essential.
> To monitor press and media for relevant news stories.
> To communicate with FARE partners, community and fan groups across Europe.
> To administer the FARE website and social media accounts, such as Facebook,Twitter and Flickr; to implement new content and ensure clear communication.
> To support the Programmes Co-ordinator with the production and distribution of the weeks of action review.
> All other related duties as requested.

Person Specification
Essential competencies
> An appreciation and understanding of the impact of discrimination in all areas of football and society.
> An understanding of football fan cultures across Europe and the role of migrants and community football.
> Very good literacy, organisational and communication skills.
> Good IT skills. Experience of using Microsoft Office applications, social media and the internet is essential.
> Ability to work as part of team, and at the same time to be able to complete individual tasks with some degree of guidance and assistance.
> Ability to work in a high pressured environment and be able to multitask.
> The desire to adopt new skills and develop existing skills for future development essential

Desirable competencies
> A second language, preferably Spanish, French, Italian or an Eastern European language would be an asset.
> Experience of using a website CSM is an advantage.
> Experience of using Photoshop would be an advantage.

To apply, please send a CV to
. Please use words “Volunteer application” and your name in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 19 July 2012. It is hoped that interviews will be held w/c 23 July.

N.B. This is a voluntary position, however, travel expenses and a daily lunch allowance will be provided.

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