- 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
Skills & Qualifications
- 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
- Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
- Ability to communicate in other languages than English
- 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
- 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
This position is supervised by the PR & Marketing Manager; these two positions work closely together and make up the PR & Marketing team.
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.
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.
The Social Media and Communications Assistant is occasionally responsible for staff working part time in the PR team or on specific projects.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.