Branch Communications Coordinator

The role of a Branch Communications Coordinator is to be the central contact point between the executive committee and IOSH’s Communications team, always involving the Relationship Manager to keep them informed.

The Communications Coordinator may have any membership category of IOSH or be a non-member of IOSH.

The Communications Coordinator liaises with Committee Members; the Relationship Manager; other IOSH Staff and network members.

The Communications Coordinator's term of office is for two years. They are then eligible for re-election. The role can be shared between more than one person if preferred.

Volunteer Principles guide volunteers and staff, ensuring they are both aware of what is expected of them. 

Key responsibilities are:

Working with the Communications Team (Digital and Media):

  • To be the lead person(s) involved in online web projects that affect the committee.
  • To help shape new ideas to engage members online, which will feed in to IOSH’s online strategies.
  • Understand IOSH’s online standards and work within the guidance provided by the Digital team (opportunities for training will be available).
  • Coordinate content to be delivered online. It is not the sole responsibility of the Communications Coordinator to write all new content, but ensure all committee members contribute and that a content calendar is maintained.
  • To be prepared to undergo relevant training on new system developments and follow guidance.
  • To provide an annual review of the branch microsite and coordinate consensus on new propositions.
  • To act as a point of contact for IOSH campaigns, liaising with the Communications team where appropriate.
  • To help the Communications team find local or sector-specific leads for campaign content, for example, case studies.
  • To propose and champion current campaign-themed events.
  • Develop community and business links where appropriate to spread campaign messages to key target audiences.
  • To liaise with the Communications team to request content and collateral for events and community-based initiatives.
  • To distribute campaign collateral at meetings to members and others where relevant.
  • To have a keen news sense and be able to advise the committee on the newsworthiness of activities.
  • To keep abreast of the topical issues in the locality or industry, so the committee can react effectively and add their voice.
  • To have reasonable writing skills, to draft information for news releases.
  • To ensure all communication with journalists is via the Media team and not direct.
  • Along with the Chair work with the Media team on media planning, assessing which outlets to target and how to target them.
  • Work with the Media team to explore options for use of social media to promote events and activities.

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