IWA Canalway Cavalcade Assistant Publicity & Social Media Manager

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is organised by a core team of enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers, each of whom has responsibility for a specific area in the setting up of the event. We meet every 6 – 8 weeks in London to discuss progress and share ideas. The professionalism of the team is highly regarded by the local authority, residents and all the organisations it deals with.

The increasing success of the event means we are looking for new team members to join in the fun of running this colourful spectacle every year. You don’t need previous experience, we just need a few hours of your time every month - and three days in May.

Job Purpose

Works closely with Publicity Manager to create engaging content for Cavalcade’s social media presence, including keeping social media channels updated, accurate and brand-focused, and seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences.

Job Duties

  • Assists with Cavalcade social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
  • Engages in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms
  • Creates dynamic written, graphic, and video content
  • Liaising with Head Office Marketing Team optimizes content following search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC)
  • Creates content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on Cavalcade sites, and encourages audience participation
  • Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Assists with the management of social media communications

A full job description is available on request.

Skills and Qualifications

Computer literate, content writing, graphic design, teamwork, self-motivation, strong communication skills, networking, idea presentation, an appreciation of SEO and PPC, proofreading, enthusiasm, detail-orientated.


If you are interested in this role or would like more information please contact our Chairman Mark Saxon by emailing mark.saxon@waterways.org.uk

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