Army Families Federation – Social Media Assistant (maternity cover)


Do you have experience or training in delivering effective social media engagement? Are you looking to develop your skills in a flexible role in a friendly, but focused, organisation? Would you like to make a difference by helping to ensure that Army personnel and their families have quick access to straightforward and easy to understand information? We are looking for maternity cover for our Social Media Lead.

If you have an understanding and knowledge of Army life and the challenges families face, and want to use your skills to make a difference, then AFF needs you!

cover a period of maternity leave. Your primary task is to lead on delivery of AFF’s social media output on all major social media platforms, ensuring that all content across AFF’s platforms is in line with our aims and objectives, and accurately reflects our work and values.

You will also have the opportunity to support the wider Communications Team across the range of AFF’s communications activities, including our flagship magazine, Army & You, and our website, as well as internal communications to team members.

AFF offers all staff the opportunity to work flexibly, whether in terms of hours worked per week or the days over which they are worked. We are open to discussions in relation to hours and working days for this role, provided that weekly hours are within AFF operating hours, Monday-Friday. Please indicate in your application if you would like to discuss flexible hours and working days with us should you be selected for interview. All team members work either entirely based at home, or on a hybrid model between home and the AFF office in Andover.

The annual salary is £26,000 per year, pro-rata. AFF offers a generous leave package of 30 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays – pro-rata for part-time team members – and a day off on your birthday. We also offer non-contributory Employee Assistance and Medicash schemes.

Unfortunately, due to the difficulties obtaining employer’s liability insurance overseas, it is not possible to offer this role to a candidate based outside the UK.

This post is a fixed-term, 12-month maternity cover contract.

  • We will be considering applications on a rolling basis, as they are submitted, which may mean that we identify suitable candidates for interview before the closing date.
  • The final closing date for applications will be midnight on Sunday 10 December 2023, but we reserve the right to bring this date forward without notice if we make an early appointment into the role. To ensure you are considered, please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • We will contact shortlisted candidates for interview as they are identified and interviews are likely to take place at any time after this job advert goes live. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.
  • The start date for this post is January 2024.

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