Croydon Vision (the working name of Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind Ltd) issues a monthly Newsletter which is distributed in print to some 400 members. An audio version is recorded for our Talking Magazine.
We are seeking a volunteer editor to compile and produce the master copy of the Newsletter each month. The main duties are selecting content, encouraging contributions from members, staff and volunteers, copy-editing, formatting and proof-reading the text. Copying and distribution are undertaken by a team, with strict adherence to the delivery schedule. We estimate the editor’s work would take about one day per month. It could be done mostly at home if the successful candidate has a suitable computer. We regret no remuneration or equipment can be offered.
A good style of writing, accuracy and close attention to detail are essential for this post, as are competence in using Microsoft Word, familiarity with desktop publishing, and proven ability to meet deadlines. Experience and empathy with the interests and accessibility needs of visually impaired people are highly desirable.
As Croydon Vision supports vulnerable people of all ages, a Disclosure and Barring certificate and references will be required from the successful candidate. There may be opportunities for involvement with the charity’s other services and activities if desired.
To apply for the post, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application form. Applications must be received by 30 September 2017.
For further details, a sample Newsletter or a paper / large print application form, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator using the above email address, or telephone 020 8688 2486.