Membership Communications Volunteer


Gender and Development Network

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Comms/ Digital/ Media
  • Job type:Volunteering
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Volunteer position
  • Work schedule:Part-time/ Pro-rata
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:27/10/2023
  • Location:United Kingdom
Movement building
About GADN
The Gender and Development Network (GADN) brings together expert NGOs, consultants, academics and individuals committed to working on gender, development and women’s rights issues.
Our vision is of a world defined by social justice and gender equality where women and girls everywhere are able to claim and enjoy their rights, and live free from oppression, prejudice and discrimination.
Our goal is to promote gender equality and the rights of women and girls in the Global South who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, putting their voices and priorities at the centre of policy making. Our understanding is that change happens by influencing and challenging those with power, and also by building collective, positive power by working in alliances. As a network, we build and support collaboration among our members to maximise our combined influence. We recognise that how we work is important, pushing ourselves to be more feminist and anti-racist and adapting our methods to reflect new learning.

The Gender and Development Network is currently advertising for a Membership Communications Volunteer to support our Secretariat. The role is suitable for someone with a passion for international development and women’s rights with an interest in communications and membership admin. The role is for half to one day per week for at least six months. The volunteer will support the Secretariat in carrying out key communications and membership admin tasks. Key tasks include processing membership enquiries and applications and compiling engaging and informative content for a weekly membership newsletter. The volunteer will also support the organisation with events including members’ meetings and will have the opportunity to attend other meetings within the network such as working group meetings.

Responsibilities of this role:
  • Collating and editing information for GADN weekly members update, including conducting basic desk research and putting them together on Zoho Campaigns
  • Processing and assisting with new membership applications and updating the database
  • Managing GADN working group email lists
  • Updating GADN website with new content on specific pages
  • Supporting event planning and logistics for GADN members’ meetings and other events
  • Support quarterly in-person GADN members’ meetings by attending and assisting with related logistics
  • Any other related work to the above (can be adjusted for personal development)

Qualifications needed for this role:
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Commitment to women’s rights and gender equality
  • Ability to communicate clearly with different stakeholders
  • Professional attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literate (Word and Excel)
  • Some experience of data handling (desirable)
  • Website maintenance experience (desirable)
  • Experience in producing newsletters and using newsletter platforms (desirable)

GADN is seeking people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our team. As we continue working to decolonise our practice and build an anti-racist organisation, we actively welcome applications from Black women and Women of Colour who we recognise are underrepresented in the UK international development sector. If you share our core commitments, we would love to hear from you! 

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