Graduate volunteer – communications assistant – wanted for SWM!

About the vacancy

This key role will focus on developing our communications. You will support the SWM team through developing the website, researching for case studies and news stories and helping to plan and develop our events schedule.

You will be supported in your role by the SWM and RegenWM teams. This will include development opportunities such as the chance to attend SWM events, access to RegenWM seminars and relevant training opportunities and guidance on interview techniques for future roles. 

3 months, 3 days a week, voluntary, travel expenses covered

Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Closing date for applications
Friday, September 11, 2009

Veronica Barbaro

0121 202 3260


Job description

  • Researching and writing items for the website including good practice examples, news stories and events.
  • Develop a project to identify existing sustainable development award schemes in the West Midlands and different categories and to promote these award schemes and the winners.
  • To help organise the SWM member’s events schedule for example, arranging the speaker series and visits which will involve planning the events themselves and any event administration.


Person specification

  • Graduate – 2:1 degree
  • Accurate written and numerical skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • The ability to undertake research
  • Experience in Microsoft office
  • An interest in and aptitude to learn about public policy, regeneration and sustainability-related issues.
  • Organised
  • Able to communicate within and contribute to the team, using all communication forms
  • Previous event organisation experience
  • Committed to make the most of the opportunity provided.

This opportunity is ideal for a graduate interested in developing a career in sustainable development. It will also provide the opportunity to develop excellent experience, future work references and contacts for use in future career development.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role to Veronica Barbaro,

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 22 September 2009; the successful candidate will start on Monday 5 October 2009.