FoQ is Looking for a New Publicity & Events Manager

We are a charity that works to help safeguard the landscape and natural environment of the Quantock Hills and its surroundings, for example by responding to planning applications, carrying-out wildlife and habitat surveys and running events. We own some land on the hills and we cooperate with other bodies including the AONB Service, the Quantock Commoners, Natural England and user groups.

Next year is the 75th Anniversary of our founding and we plan to run a programme of events, serious and light-hearted, looking at the Quantocks past, present and future – a Quantocks Festival.

Our current Publicity Officer has resigned due to family circumstances and so we now need somebody to continue the programme of activity she commenced and to plan and organise the Festival. You will have general responsibility for publicity, membership recruitment and fundraising. However, the Festival will be the main priority for next year. The work will include developing the programme, booking venues and speakers, handling the logistics and ensuring successful delivery. You will be supported by a small project team with experience of such events.

You will be working from home. Hours will be flexible, typically two days a week, occasionally more.

Applicants should be able to show:-

  • A general knowledge of and interest in the Quantocks AONB.
  • Experience of planning and undertaking projects and events.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Versatility in tackling new challenges.
  • Good social media and writing skills.
  • Computer competence.
  • The ability to objectively evaluate project outcomes.

Employed salary in the range £25,979 to £28,770 (pro rata) depending on experience. Or for someone self-employed an hourly rate of £16.20-£17.34.

A laptop and phone can be provided on request. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV citing two referees and with a short covering statement setting out what qualities they consider fit them for the post. These to be sent to [email protected] . References will only be taken up in the case of the successful candidate.

The closing date for applications is 24th October 2023.