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 +# Media Trust recruits for Community Voices - was Digital Mentors
 +
 +August 2, 2009
 +
 +Over on the [original localcommunities
 +group](http://​net.digitalengagement.org/​group/​localcommunities) - where
 +this network started - Jessica Medling of the [Media
 +Trust](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​) reports that they are recruiting for
 +the [Community Voices](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​communityvoices)
 +(formerly [Digital
 +Mentors](http://​www.communities.gov.uk/​communities/​communityempowerment/​whatweare/​digitalmentors/​))
 +programme, funded by the Department for Communities and Local
 +Government.\
 + DCLG said the digital mentors programme "would work in deprived
 +communities in England which would help more individuals to use social
 +and community media. Through increasing skills in using websites,
 +podcasts, digital photography,​ online publishing tools and local
 +broadcast media, Communities and Local Government wish to:
 +
 +\* empower individuals and communities by giving those citizens who feel
 +‘voiceless’ or ‘unheard’ new tools to express their views and
 +collaborate on issues of relevance to them\
 + \* provide informal and formal learning opportunities and assist people
 +into employment, particularly in the creative industries\
 + \* improve access to public and other services"​\
 +
 +Adding: “DIUS and Communities and Local Government will work with the
 +Media Trust on developing the network of Digital Mentors. Community
 +groups will have the opportunity to develop their own websites, blogs
 +and chatrooms, develop and publish podcasts about their local areas and
 +share pictures and videos about their own community and the things that
 +matter to them.”
 +
 +Here’s the job adverts: [**Head of Content and Digital
 +Projects**](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​jobs/​head-of-content) (£40 -
 +£45K)\
 + ​Reporting to the Development Director, you will be responsible for
 +leading our ground-breaking digital and content programmes, including
 +Community Voices. You’ll be an exceptional and experienced senior
 +project and people manager, ideally with a background in community and
 +third sector marketing and communications. A strong track record in
 +digital marketing and media is essential. (see link for detailed
 +responsibilities covering several programmes).\
 +\
 +[Project Coordinator](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​jobs/​project-coordinator) £26K\
 + ​Reporting to the Head of Content and Digital Projects, you will be
 +responsible for the organisation and day-to-day management of the
 +Community Voices programme, and ensuring that Community Voices runs
 +efficiently,​ on time and on budget. Responsibilities include:\
 + \* Coordinating,​ developing and assisting with the delivery of a
 +nationwide training programme for target groups\
 + \* Co-ordinating and developing a grant scheme for target groups\
 + \* Coordinating and managing the administration around the project\
 + \* Liaising with charity and media groups and other stakeholders to
 +nurture strong partnerships\
 + \* Attending to enquiries from community groups\
 + \* Developing workplans, Gantt charts, project plans, and managing
 +information databases\
 + \* Managing timescales and deadlines\
 + \* Support with managing and moderating online engagement\
 + \* Liaising with press and media contacts when necessary\
 + \* Inter-departmental communication\
 + \* Coordinating and support with managing Advisory Board meetings\
 +\
 +[Community Outreach Manager](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​jobs/​community-outreach-manager)
 +£28K\
 + ​Reporting to the Head of Content and Digital Projects, you will be
 +responsible for the organisation and day-to-day management of the
 +Community Voices programme, to ensuring that Community Voices runs
 +efficiently,​ on time and on budget. Responsibilities include:\
 + \* Supporting and advising local community groups and projects on the
 +use and implementation of digital media\
 + \* Working with target groups to capture information and activity and
 +encourage participation\
 + \* Developing new online content, encouraging and moderating online
 +community participation and managing the project blog, and several other
 +social media communication and interaction\
 + \* Collating material for a range of guides and resources for community
 +groups\
 + \* Liaising with charity and media groups, and other stakeholders to
 +nurture strong partnerships\
 + \* Managing database information,​ and other tools for collating content
 +and project management\
 + \* Assisting with the development and delivery of a nationwide training
 +programme for target groups\
 + \* Liaising with press and media contacts when necessary\
 + \* Inter-departmental communication\
 + \* Supporting the Community Voices team in working to deadlines\
 +\
 +[Grants and administration Assistant](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​jobs/​grants-admin-assistant)
 +£20K\
 + ​Reporting to the Head of Content and Digital Projects, you will be
 +responsible for the administration and organisation of various grant
 +schemes associated with Community Voices. (see link for detailed
 +responsibilities).\
 +\
 + From [the other jobs listed](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​jobs) here it is
 +clear that the Media Trust is developing its digital media capabilities
 +very substantially. [Download the press ad (pdf)
 +here](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​jobs/​documents/​Media%20Trust%20Job%20Ad.pdf).\
 +\
 + ​There’s also a [Community Voices Survey
 +here](https://​www.surveymonkey.com/​s.aspx?​sm=_2bCLslMZc_2flR70zleQ90gAQ_3d_3d) -
 +closing date August 7 - to gather information about existing projects.\
 +\
 + If you want to apply for funding for a pilot project, or become a media
 +volunteer, you can [fill in details
 +here](http://​www.mediatrust.org/​communityvoices/​get-involved).\
 +\
 + ​Interview here with Gavin Sheppard, Development Director of the Media
 +Trust, at the National Digital Inclusion Conference in May 2009.\
 +
 +[Find more videos like this on *DigitalEngagement*](http://​net.digitalengagement.org/​video/​video)
  
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