The British Youth Council (BYC) is the national youth council for young people aged under 26 in the UK. BYC represents and involves a unique coalition of young people through their involvement as individuals or through their youth organisations. BYC brings young people together to agree on issues of common concern and encourage them to bring about change through taking collective action.
Purpose of the role
BYC is looking to recruit a young person to become the Website Volunteer, for a minimum of 1 day a week beginning in August 2012 and lasting until December 2012.
This volunteer will play a key role in assisting with BYC’s website activities, updating and maintaining profiles on UKYP site. The Website Volunteer will also monitor BYC campaign agendas and wider issues that affect young people. They will be willing to attend necessary training sessions as and when required.
This is a London based opportunity. The Website Volunteer will be based in the London office and will not be required to make any additional travel.
Key skills and experience
- Strong IT and website skills.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, organisational and analytical skills.
- Ability to manage competing deadlines.
- Punctual and reliable.
- Ability to work as part of a small team and ability to work independently and with initiative.
- Flexible approach to working in a busy open plan office.
- Knowledge of HTML.
- Experience of working with content management systems and photo editing software.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage legislation. See http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/
TheNationalMinimumWage/index.htm for more information about National Minimum Wage.
In May 2012 the House of Commons Library revised their Standard Note ‘National Minimum Wage and Volunteers’ and it can be seen here: www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN00697