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Wednesday 21 February 2018
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Jobs at BILD

Community Co-ordinator

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 (per annum, pro rata)

Hours: 0.8 FTE, permanent contract, flexible hours

Professor Gerry Simon set up the British Institute of Learning Disabilities – now known as BILD – in 1971 because he was convinced there could be better support in the community for people with disabilities. We’ve been championing the rights of people with disabilities ever since.

Our vision is a society where people with disabilities are equal citizens, able to enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. We use our skills, knowledge and experience to turn policy into practice, solve problems and improve support. We work with government departments, local authorities, health trusts, schools, service providers and mainstream organisations.

The Role

Are you looking for a communications role where you can make a real difference to people’s lives? This is a new role that has been created to help us develop our digital communications and build engaging online communities.

As part of the team you will be responsible for building, managing and engaging with BILD’s online community to build awareness, participation and relationships. This includes our social media channels and our emerging Communities of Practice.

  • Managing our social media channels and online Communities of Practice.
  • Planning and maintaining the content calendar ensuring social media content is regular, relevant and engaging.
  • Writing engaging copy in line with BILD voice and values for use on relevant social media platforms.
  • Working with the Communications and Engagement Manager to generate new ideas for social content.
  • Engaging with followers to build relationships with the community and encourage engagement and participation.
  • Regular reporting on key metrics for our social media channels against the overall communications and marketing strategy.
  • Developing and monitoring membership and content for the Communities of Practice
  • Planning and implementing campaigns to promote the work of the Communities of Practice and increase engagement and learning.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to relay customer feedback insights gained from online conversations within the community.
  • Supporting the development of our membership offer


This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for building online communities. You will have a strong background in social media and understand how content works for different channels. You will be passionate and articulate with the ability to analyse the implications of online communications and messages.

The Candidate

You must have a cutting edge interest in social media and keep up with the fast changing nature of social media to ensure that new opportunities for engaging with customers are realised. Excellent written and spoken communication skills are essential.

Send your CV and a covering letter to k.harrison@bild.org.uk explaining why you would be a great addition to our team.

No agencies.

Deadline for applications: Friday 2 March, 2018

Interviews will be held in Birmingham on Wednesday 21 March, 2018

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