Communications Assistant, persons, computer
Duration
12 months
Start date
15 November 2019
End date
December 2020
Open for applications from
June 2019
Closed position
We are looking for someone to work with our PR & Marketing Manager with managing our social media accounts and executing the Centre’s Communication plan. The Social Media and Communications Assistant is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the Centre’s digital communications according to the framework for Marketing at KISC. If you have design skills and would like to be the person posting on social media about life at the World Scout Centre, we look forward to your application.
  • Needs to be at least 18 years old
  • Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
  • Communicates in high level of written and spoken English

Essential

  • Ability to work within an international team of volunteers
  • Computer literate, and has experience in editing and maintaining websites
  • At least an intermediate level in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
  • Ability to work alone and organise work efficiently
  • Basic understanding of social media metrics
  • Photography skills

Desirable

  • Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
  • Ability to communicate in other languages than English

Main tasks

  • Follow Centre’s PR & Marketing plan
  • Execute and review the Centre’s digital communications
  • Manage Centre’s social media channels
  • Create dynamic written, graphic, and video content
  • Use reporting tools and provide reports on the performance and success of social media projects
  • Monitor an online conversation across all active social media platforms
  • Write and distribute regular e-newsletters to subscribers, ex-staff and Members of the Association
  • Maintain the KISC website on a weekly basis
  • Create designs for the Centre’s needs

Other responsibilities

  • Ensure a high standard of guest service at all times
  • Deal with any guest enquiries relating to the Centre
  • Run and develop staff training
  • Assist in other areas of the Centre where necessary
  • Involve in the execution of the Centre’s Operational Plan
  • Work and communicate effectively with all staff and guests

General

This position is supervised by the PR & Marketing Manager; these two positions work closely together and make up the PR & Marketing team.

Line manager

The line manager for this position is the Director. The Communications Assistant will have weekly meetings with the Director and PR & Marketing Manager to cover operational matters, and also has regular one-on-one appraisals.

Team management

The Communications Assistant will have regular contact with other members of the Long Term Staff team and it is essential to build a good working relationship and honest communication with them.

Staff Management

The Social Media and Communications Assistant is occasionally responsible for staff working part time in the PR team or on specific projects.

 

Insurance

  • Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre): Everyone is insured for accidents, both work and non-work related over the duration of the contract.
  • Private Liability Insurance (provided by the Centre): This insurance covers any damage caused by any staff on an object or person.
  • Sickness Insurance (provided by the Centre): All LTS will get private sickness insurance if necessary. The deductible (amount each LTS has to cover per calendar year themselves) is, if nothing else mentioned, CHF 300.-. This insurance covers any treatment due to sickness.
  • Social Insurance according to the Swiss Law (provided by the Centre): Every LTS must have Social Insurance according to the Swiss regulations. This includes invalidity insurance, maternity leave and old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI). More information will be given during training.

Benefits

  • A room in one of the shared flats in Kandersteg
  • All meals at the Centre, both while at work and on days off
  • 2 days off per week and 20 days of holidays
  • Pocket money starting from 400 CHF per month
  • A Swiss Pass (discount card for transportation in Switzerland)
  • Management and leadership training

Visa

  • Citizens of EU/EFTA countries do not need a visa, and the Centre secures the necessary work permit.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries who have not been Staff at KISC before, we can apply for a 4 month visa, for 4 month contracts. The applicant needs to be under 35 years old for the whole duration of the contract.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries who have been Short Term or Long Term Staff at KISC before, there is usually a very low probability of getting another visa. If the non EU/EFTA applicant is suitable for the role and fulfils specific requirements set by the Swiss authorities, there is a possibility to get a visa for a longer contract.
  • The employment is dependent on securing the necessary special permission from the Swiss authorities.

Testimonials

Rita

Portugal
Communications Assistant
Working at KISC is constant empowerment to create a better World and being a Pinkie is a joyful and learning experience every single day! As the Social Media & Communications Assistant I got to portray and communicate this feeling of Kandersteg to the rest of the (online) World; producing multimedia content, such as photography, video, design work and managing KISC’s Social Media channels. I have to say that this mind-blowing journey of running the Permanent Mini Jamboree with a Pinkie family has been a great pleasure and privilege, that I will always be grateful for having had the chance to live it!