Communications & Administration Volunteer - NHS-UK

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is a government funded, independent organisation based at Royal Museums Greenwich which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.
NHS-UK carries a wide remit, looking not only at the immediate issues concerning historic vessels in the UK, but also addressing questions relating to the support infrastructure for historic ships, their potential for contributing in the wider economic, social and community context, and maintaining a watch list of vessels abroad with potential UK significance. 

One of our main activities is the maintenance and development of the National Historic Ship Registers and we are the initiators and managers of the Shipshape Network, set up to promote the regeneration of traditional maritime skills, encourage regional activities and improve communication amongst heritage training schemes.

About this role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join our small team to provide vital support. As our volunteer, you will help with research activity, developing content for our newsletter, website and social media, and will also engage with historic vessel owners to seek regular updates. The role is a great chance for a friendly, proactive person with a creative flair who is keen to develop their communication and outreach skills, whilst gaining valuable experience in the heritage sector.
Key responsibilities

•    Assist with maintaining the Vessels for Sale list, seeking status updates from vessel owners or brokers and finding newly advertised craft
•    Assist with researching content for the NHS-UK monthly e-Newsletter 
•    Assist with researching and drafting updates to the Shipshape Network web pages
•    Research and develop creative content for the NHS-UK social media platforms (X, Instagram, Facebook) and associated online promotional activities
•    Assist with administration and promotion of NHS-UK annual Awards Programme
•    Provide support across wider NHS-UK projects as required

Coordinated by: Policy, Projects & Course Managers 

Time commitment:

The post holder will be based at our offices in Greenwich and will volunteer one day per week on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 10am – 4pm.  Some flexibility can be offered around these timings if necessary.  Travel costs will be reimbursed up to £12 per day.



Closing date Job type Voluntary Remuneration Voluntary Job zone South East