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Digital Engagement Lead

Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW)
Greater Manchester
0.6 FTE £24,491 pa
Closing date
30 Nov 2020

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Campaigning, Digital
Part Time
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Main Purpose

To drive digital engagement activities for Individual and Organisational Answer Cancer Champions.

Reporting Responsibility

The post holder will report to and be managed by VSNW’s Chief Executive.

Principal Duties

1.      Work with VSNW’s Development Worker to support and sign up Individual and Organisational GM Cancer Champions

2.      Work to develop digital media through new initiatives and projects with GM Cancer Champions

  • Promote events, workshops and projects by social media to a wide range of audiences and communities

  • Develop engaging digital campaigns and training

 3.      Work with VSNW’s Communications Officer to capture, record and promote Answer Cancer Champion stories including

  • Photographs for online output including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms.

  • ·Gathering quotes to be used online and in publications such as VSNW’s and Answer Cancer’s annual reports.

 4.      Produce case studies that demonstrate effective engagement with GM Cancer Champions’ aims and actions

 5.      To develop and maintain an effective database system for Answer Cancer. The database should work for Answer Cancer Champions and encourage Champions to take action and tell us what they have done.

 6.      Collect and collate information on project activities, to enable complete and accurate completion of progress reports to commissioners and sharable content for our audiences.


Fixed term contract to 31 March 2022, pending 6 month review and continuation of funding

Application Deadline: 9am, Monday 30th November 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 5pm Monday, 30th November 2020.

Interview: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, Online (via Zoom)

Completed application forms should be sent to:
with the subject line “
Digital Engagement Lead”.

NB. CVs, without an application form, will be rejected.


VSNW - Voluntary Sector North West is the regional voluntary sector network for the North West. Our purpose is to ensure that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, in all its diversity, takes its full part in shaping the future of the North West. 

VSNW works with over 140 members who work across the region directly supporting and delivering services for individuals, or are VCSE infrastructure organisations that work with local voluntary and community groups.

The 40 infrastructure organisations in membership of VSNW have a membership of 6,780 VCSE groups and are in contact with 19,800 local voluntary and community sector groups in the North West - just under two-thirds of the region’s VCSE groups.


Ensuring that the voluntary and community sector, in all its diversity, takes its full part in shaping the future of the North West


Accountability: VSNW will express this value by enhancing communication and two way dialogue with the sector and stakeholders and by supporting sector representatives at the Regional level. Accountability demonstrates reliability and promotes trust;

Knowledge: VSNW will express this value by generating an evidence base for action and demonstrating integrity through  informed actions and decisions. VSNW will use its knowledge base to provide leadership, promote the sector and show foresight;

Equality: VSNW will express this value by not working in isolation:  valuing what people can do together, whether part of community of interest, identity or place. VSNW recognises that from diversity comes strength and quality knowledge. and we will challenge prejudice and intolerance wherever we encounter it.


To influence and shape the agendas and policies of statutory sector partners by:

  • Developing, supporting and engaging with networks
  • Pro-actively establishing and enhancing dialogue with geographic and thematic support providers
  • Gathering and making use of information and knowledge relating to and for the sector
  • Increasing recognition as a reliable voice of the sector
  • Developing VSNW as a well governed and financially sound organisation
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