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Vacancy for Volunteer Website Manager

Volunteer Website Manager Vacancy

The imminent retirement of the Cotswold Canals Trust Website Manager means that the Trust seeks to appoint a new member of the Cotswold Canals Trust Communications Group.

The website

The website uses the popular WordPress operating system.
Advice, guidance and technical support for the Volunteer Website Manager
is given by a volunteer member of the Cotswold Canals Trust Communications Group
who is a professional website developer

Cotswold Canals Trust — Social Media Set

Facebook — 2,270 followers

Twitter — 2,835 followers

Instagram — 876 followers

YouTube — 314,624 views of 635 videos

Flickr — 30,236 photographs

All the above are overseen and maintained by volunteer members of
the Cotswold Canals Trust Communications Group.

The Role of the Volunteer Website Manager — an overview of the aims

  • To manage and maximise the use of the Cotswold Canals Trust Website
  • To maximise the opportunities to inform, educate and recruit members
  • To promote online sales of maps, books, memorabilia and membership applications
  • To provide a conduit for commercial sponsorship of the continuing restoration

The means by which those aims can be achieved

  • By regular communication with Restoration Team Leaders and Managers
  • By communicating regularly with the Stroud District Council Canal Restoration Manager
  • By liaising with The Trow Magazine editor, the CCT Photographer & CCT Videographer
  • By establishing, maintaining and developing communication with local newspaper and magazine journalists & editors
  • By establishing, maintaining and developing communication with the three waterway magazines journalists & editors
  • By responding to invitations to interviews with BBC Radio Gloucestershire
  • By responding to enquiries and requests for assistance from any other media outlet

The outcome of a proactive approach

  • A growing following for the website and social media set
  • An increase in requests for further information
  • Well received and widely read articles

The Next Steps — what to do

If you feel you could become a member of  the Cotswold Canals Trust Communications Group

We look forward to hearing from you