Volunteering

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Part time Editor’s Assistant – Home based Volunteer

Why are we advertising this role?

Don Haines, who has been the volunteer Editor of this magazine since the end of 2013, has expressed a desire to stand down, and we are seeking a suitable volunteer to take on the role of Assistant now, with a view to becoming the Editor in due course.

The role

You will assist in the management of the content and production of our magazine, published three times a year in March, July and November. Our readership includes our members – people with a urostomy or other urinary diversion, Associate Members – mostly partners of full members – healthcare professionals and urostomy products suppliers and distributors.

You will be responsible for assisting the Editor in the planning and assembly of the Journal content, which includes regular features such as Company News, Branch News and Readers’ Letters, all of which are written by others and merely require some editing. Each edition also features articles written by our members and by medical/nursing professionals – you may even write some content yourself.

You will enjoy working alone at home, but you will have the benefit of ample support from the Editor, the CEO of the Urostomy Association, and hopefully in the not too distant future a Media Manager. When the content has been assembled, in the form of text and image files, all the files are handed over to the printers, whose superb graphic designers are responsible for the presentation of all of the content, supplying pdf proofs for approval.

There are no fixed hours, and much of the work of assembling the content for each edition can be spread over the 3-4 month period between publication dates.

The person

The aims of our magazine are to inform, to entertain and to inspire – if you feel you can help us to fulfil those aims, we would love to hear from you.

You must have a good command of the English language and be able to write well, with a good understanding of correct punctuation, all attributes that will serve you well in the work of editing the contributions of other people. Previous experience of editing would be an advantage, but is not essential.

You will be enthusiastic, a great communicator, with a passionate attitude and a willingness to act as an effective ambassador and mouthpiece for the Association.

You will be provided with a laptop and will be reimbursed for any business related expenses. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role then please contact our Journal Editor, [email protected] who will be happy to provide you with further details.

Human Resources Manager – Home based Volunteer

Who are we?

The Urostomy Association, charity number 1131072, was founded in 1971 and is now a charitable limited company based in Gloucestershire with over 2,000 members. We support those who have undergone or are about to undergo a urinary diversion by offering support, education and practical advice. The majority of our members have had their bladder removed, particularly where bladder cancer is involved, but with a stoma and confidence many will resume a full and active life. The Association has a full time CEO supported by a part time administrative assistant.

The role

We are in a position to grow our organisation and employ additional staff and volunteers. Before we start this process, we need to ensure we have robust Human Resource processes and procedures in place including staff and volunteer handbooks. We are seeking a volunteer Human Resources Manager to develop our HR strategy and lead on our recruitment process.

You will be provided with a laptop and will be reimbursed for any business related expenses. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role then please contact our Chief Executive Officer, [email protected] who will be happy to provide you with further details.

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