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Art in Minds Foundation

Company: Art In Minds Foundation

Location: Worcester City Centre (Bradbury Centre)

Name: Claire Hilton

Telephone: 07442496046

Description: Art in Minds Foundation is a registered charity supporting adults from around Worcestershire who have suffered from or are currently experiencing mental ill health. We currently have over 160 members and since 2004 our artists have been able to develop, share and broaden their creative skills in a supported environment where attending practical arts based workshops, one to one tutorials and participating in exhibiting opportunities, art groups and social events is actively encouraged. Getting involved with the organisation through its volunteering opportunities has helped some of our members re-engage with employment and education, leading to a more fulfilled life. Our aim is to encourage creativity and social interaction, improve confidence and self-esteem whilst reducing the stigma that people with mental health issues face in everyday life.

Duration: 6 months

Duties: Your role as newsletter writer/co-ordinator will be to help to put together an interesting and informative newsletter on a regular basis for distribution within our members list. We have a printed version and a mailchimp version of the newsletter. The role will involve researching and being aware of community based arts activities as well as national events and exhibitions. You will work with our members to gauge what they would like to know about and any other input they may like to have. Training will be given on all aspects of this role from our project manager. Supervision will be given on a monthly basis and as working with vulnerable adults a DBS check will be needed. You will also be required to adhere to all policies and procedures as part of our organisation. The main tasks within this role are:

 Liaise with our events officer who will keep you up to date and informed of AIMs news that should be included and up to date

Complete word processing tasks as required from our project manager using Microsoft Office Word.

 Liaise with Acolyte print services as necessary to arrange printing and distribution of newsletter, check for quality, quantity and time scales.

Being able to suggest and include relevant information for our members including images within the newsletter.

Writing/sourcing reviews and input through members via the website and/or social media It would be preferable you were also able to attend our monthly meeting (last Friday of every month). This will help you to be a known face to our members and port of contact for them if needed. There will also be opportunities to be involved in fundraising, member support and raising awareness about what our organisation does as a whole if you wish to.

Person Specification: Good social and communication skills are essential. Working with vulnerable adults and personal details a CRB would be required and an understanding of confidentiality and data handling rules and regulation (policies will be supplied).  The role will take place predominantly in our city centre based office for approximately 2hours per week (Thursdays are preferable) and training and supervision will be provided. It would be preferable you were also able to attend our monthly meeting (last Friday of every month) to take minutes. This will help you to be a known face to our members and port of contact for them if needed. There will also be opportunities to be involved in fundraising, events and raising awareness about what our organisation does as a whole if you wish to.