Duration
12 months
Start Date
1 October 2021
End Date
30 September 2022
Deadline for applications
August 31 2021
Closed position
The PR & Marketing Manager is responsible for developing PR and marketing plans that communicate key messages, promotes product and services, manages the reputation of KISC and expectations of key stakeholders. The role includes creation and delivery of all marketing material, public relations using different forms of media and communications, building and maintaining key stakeholder and patron relationships, responsible for maintaining the website.
  • Needs to be at least 21 years old
  • Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
  • Communicates in a high level of written and spoken English

 

Essential

  • Relevant knowledge of marketing and public relations through studies or work experience
  • Excellent IT and computer literacy skills are considered to be an asset
  • At least an intermediate level in designer programmes (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign)
  • Good understanding of different forms of media and communication - especially social media platforms
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage workload, prioritise and plan effectively.
  • Awareness of different media agendas.
  • Ability to work within an international team of volunteers

Desirable

  • Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
  • Communicates well in written and spoken German
  • Photography skills

Main tasks

  • Implement and maintain the Marketing Strategy of KISC
  • Establish and maintain PR contacts on a local, national and international level within and outside Scouting
  • Review, develop and maintain all the Centre’s communications, including choice of material, consistency in the corporate image etc.
  • Maintain the KISC website
  • Organise KISC representation at external events
  • Manage and maintain the KISC Ambassadors’ Network
  • Control the PR & Marketing budget
  • Promote the KISC Association to guests
  • Maintain the relationship with KISC Marketing Advisory Group

General

This position will work closely with the Director, the KISC Committee and the 2023 Project Director upholding the image and reputation of the World Scout Centre through different means of communication and marketing.

Line manager

The line manager for this position is the Director. 

Staff management at KISC

KISC brings together a staff team of 20-100 young multicultural volunteer Scouts. Showing an open-minded and understanding attitude towards cultural differences and diversity are key traits of every member of the Staff team.

The KISC Staff team ("the Pinkies") represent the values of the World Scout Centre in their everyday actions, attitude to work, willingness to develop themselves as individuals and showcase care for each other as a team.​​

 

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 or in the KISC owned building - Kanderlodge
  • Meals provided by the Centre or pocket money allowance for food during low season
  • 2 days off per week and 20 days of holidays per year
  • Pocket money starting from 500 CHF per month       
  • A Swiss Pass (discount card for transportation in Switzerland)
  • Management and leadership training
  • Administration of work permits
  • Other benefits as detailed here on our website

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 we would need to apply for a working VISA for you to be able to work at KISC. Assuming you are suitable for the role and fulfil 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

Person, Scout, PR & Marketing Manager, Nature

Lisa

Austria
PR & Marketing Manager
KISC is a magical place leaving everyone with memories for a lifetime. As PR & Marketing Manager I had the opportunity to share this Magic. My position offered me the chance to learn Skills for Life not only within Marketing and Public Relations but also taught me how to be a trustworthy manager. What I most cherished about my position is that I was responsible for all Marketing actions from start to end. It’s learning by doing supported by a great team!