Volunteer for LAMMP!

Volunteer Event Assistant- Job description

The Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP) is a London-charity supporting rural and indigenous women who are affected by the extractive industry in Latin America.

Our vision is a future where women’s voices and concerns influence corporate practice and mining policy-making. Our objectives are to empower rural and indigenous women in their efforts to ensure that land and mineral resources are exploited sustainably, with a gender perspective and within a framework of respect for their human rights.

An Event Assistant is required to provide support for the coordination of an international conference scheduled for October 2015. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and responsible individual with a commitment to social change.

Task list:

* Provide logistical assistance for the organisation of the international conference that will take place in October 2015, with a target audience of 80 attendees

* Support fundraising initiatives for the event on behalf of LAMMP

* Outreach to wider audience to promote event and encourage attendance

* Respond to enquiries in relation to the conference

* Manage some operational responsibilities including setting up and organising resources and materials

* Add, update and manage event information in database

* Update website and social media with event presentations and webcasts

* Involvement in fundraising, budgeting, planning and execution of all event logistics such as location, timing, technological support, catering and event experience.

* Take minutes and support write up of report following the conference.

 We are looking for a candidate with the following skills and experience:

* Fluent in written and spoken English

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills

* Experience in event organisations

* Highly motivated and hands on attitude, with ability to work in high pressured environment

* A team player with excellent organisational capabilities

* Experience working with a budget

* Strong IT skills with knowledge of social media

* Commitment to human rights and gender justice

* knowledge or will to learn about creating and developing website

* Good working knowledge of Spanish (desirable)

What benefits can I expect?

* To develop new and existing skills in areas of event management, fundraising and communication

* To contribute to a unique project advocating for women’s human rights across the world

* To strengthen knowledge and experience working for a not-for profit organisation committed to social change

Please note that this position is on a voluntary basis with daily expense covered. The candidate must commit to volunteering for a minimum of 1 day a week in LAMMP’s office in Bromley.

The role will ideally be from April to November 2015.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and update C.V. before 27 March 2015 to: Leilah Gordon-Bates at [email protected]