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Social Media Officer

Location: Home-based / Online
Employment Type: Voluntary

About the role

Your responsibilities

As our Social Media Officer, you would manage our online presence by producing good content, analysing data, facilitating customer service and manage projects and campaigns.


We are looking for a confident communicator who has a passion for social media and blogging to help maintain and grow our online presence. 

From local events to engaging with the wider community, this role will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in communications and marketing, and all whilst making a difference. 

  • Research and creating engaging content for our various communication channels.

  • Maintaining and/or establishing active social media accounts.

  • Identifying target audiences and thinking of innovative ways to drive online engagement.


  • Keeping up to date with BYOU+ campaigns and events and promoting this across the different channels.

  • Prioritise and process requests submitted by email, or instant message via Social Media.

The skills you need

You do not need any previous experience, but the following will be useful:

  • Experience of using social much such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.

  • Good written communication skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.

  • The ability to work within BYOU+ policies and guidelines.

  • Enthusiasm for the work of BYOU+ and it’s values.

  • Ability to deal in a professional manner when communicating online.

  • Ability to think creatively when sharing content.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and motivated to work as an individual.

  • Basic digital photography experience will be useful.

What you will gain

  • Being part of a friendly and diverse team.

  • Learn and be part of BYOU+ campaigning work.

  • Comprehensive induction, training, and ongoing support.

  • Gain valuable experience for those seeking a career in marketing and social media.

Learning opportunities

There will be ongoing support and training throughout your volunteering:


  • Full welcome induction

  • Training in appropriate BYOU+ Policies

  • Safeguarding training relevant to your role

About us

BYOU+ is an inclusive LGBTQ+ and allies adult community.

BYOU+ is a not for profit, volunteer lead organisation with a dedicated team of people focused on the improvement and enhancement of LGBTQ+ lives that aim to make a positive difference to the community by;


  • Promoting Positive Mental Health through our in-person LGBTQ+ monthly group meetings and with support from our Mental Health Champions.


  • Tackling Social Isolation through our befriending service, supporting people to attend public events like cinema, pride events, local events or even a coffee.

  • Campaigning for LGBTQ+ equality through our projects and campaigns feeding into the Wigan Pride festival and other charities.

Our aims

The role profile is an outline indicator for the general role activities and may be adjusted considering the changing needs of BYOU+. We expect the post holder to be as positive and flexible as possible in using this document.


Covid Safe
BYOU+ are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to attend events/meetings in-person to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to attend such events, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.



We are asking people to commit to attending the relevant team meetings. These meetings are usually one hour every month. 

Each person generally commits approximately 4-6 hours a month, with more commitment usually needed during Pride season.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures plus adult barred list check

For further information, please contact us

Written By: MN                                     

Lasted updated: 15/01/2022

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