At Citizens Advice we have two equally important aims. The first is well-known, the second not so much:
Could you help make the case for change as a Research and Campaigns volunteer? Read our Q&A and find out:
Q1 What skills might be useful?
* Broad range of digital and admin skills common to most office-based jobs.
* Reading and summarising key points in case studies, reports or policy papers.
* Desk and field research work: interviews, analysis, findings.
* Writing items for newsletters/social media
* Public service/charity management/admin
* Administration, governance
* Teaching, lecturing.
* Finance or legal work.
* Personnel development, recruitment
* Market research/marketing communications, public relations, public/parliamentary affairs.
Q3 What interests Citizens Advice research and campaigns colleagues?
* Social policy and social justice.
* Local and national news and political agenda.
* Local government, business and voluntary sector.
* Mainstream and social media.
Q4 What are the vacancies? What would I actually do?
* Research client issues to enable us to make national campaigns relevant locally. Write case studies or short items for newsletters/social media.
* Research Citizens Advice national campaigns to see how our local knowledge can add value. Read short reports/media items, write a weekly summary.
* Research local community organisations relevant to our clients and campaigns.
* Plan and lead field research to support our relationships with local organisations and funders.
To find our more call our Research and Campaigns Coordinator on 07504 475384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org