Monday 12th December 2022

Scottish Student Aquatics Communications Officer

We are looking to recruit a volunteer to support the promotion of the Scottish Student Aquatics programme #ScotStuAquatics

Role title: Scottish Student Aquatics Communications Officer

Responsible to: Scottish Student Aquatics Chair

Where (location): Various within Scotland

Time commitment: Minimum 3-4 meetings per year with essential attendance at SS Swimming Championships

Role Duration: Minimum one year until June 2023. Option to re-stand for role.

Scottish Student Sport (SSS), the organisation for student sport in Scotland, is seeking an energetic and committed individual to act as the lead volunteer within Scottish Student Aquatics.

As the Communications Officer your main responsibility will be to support the SS Aquatics Chair and SSS by publicising the sport and its activity (e.g. posting on social media channels).

Main Tasks

  • Creation of appropriate platforms to engage with students
  • Responsible for Scottish Student Aquatics social media channels
  • Regularly update social media channels
  • Promote great work happening in Scottish Student Aquatics clubs
  • Create communication plans which engage students at Scottish institutions who don’t have a formal club, but who compete in Aquatics
  • Support clubs with digital content to support their recruitment drives
  • Gather feedback from student clubs and member institutions on SS Aquatics Development Group areas of work
  • Work within group to identify key areas of work for coming year
  • Drive specific outcomes as agreed by Chair and SS Aquatics Development Group
  • Develop sport specific policy to improve student experience across all relevant areas of SSS work

Required Skills, Qualities & Experience:

  • Empathy for the needs of student clubs
  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • Experience of student Aquatics in Scotland
  • Knowledge of Aquatics landscape in Scotland
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders

Desirable Skills, Qualities & Experience:

  • Photography experience
  • Videography experience
  • Access to camera
  • Experience of using social media to promote a club/organisation

Training and support available

  • Any relevant CPD courses/experience as identified by Chair and Head of Competitions
  • SSS staff will support in all aspects

Recruitment Process

The full role description can be viewed HERE.

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