Social Media & Communications Volunteer

Job Title:

Reporting To:

Chance Heritage Trust Director(s)

Job Purpose:

CHT has made tremendous progress in the development of regeneration plans for two significant heritage assets in the Galton Valley Conservation Area: the former Chance Brothers glassworks and Soho Foundry and Mint. The Board is seeking a part-time Social Media and Communications Volunteer to develop and oversee all aspects of our social media campaigns and update our soon-to-be-launch new website.

About The Chance Heritage Trust (CHT)

The CHT was formed with the intention of regenerating the Chance Glassworks, saving this nationally important `At Risk’ Scheduled Monument and a series of Grade II Listed Buildings in the heart of the Galton Valley Conservation Area.

Its remit has subsequently expanded to include the Grade II* Listed and Scheduled Soho Foundry and Mint. These sites have deep-rooted community significance and the projects will develop vibrant mixed-use complexes including residential and business accommodation, meeting spaces, visitor attractions and cultural space. It will return the heritage buildings to beneficial use, create local jobs, support small businesses and provide training for people in Smethwick and the surrounding area.

The sites will be developed in phases, determined by logistical issues of site access and available funding. The Project Manager will support the development of the project working with all relevant stakeholders, contractors, agencies and funders, undertake community and stakeholder engagement and help test the business plan assumptions and support the continued evolution of the Master Plan.

Specific Responsibilities

Working with CHT team members and other contributors to our social media platforms

The role will:

  • Develop and implement social media and marketing communications;
  • Focus on engagement with our community, locally and worldwide
  • Update the website and add content as necessary
  • Provide content for our social media platforms on current activities and from our rich Chance archive
  • Contribute creatively and constructively towards keeping our media activities in the public eye
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure content is current, on-topic and informative
  • Monitor and analyse success and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Improve engagement with our audience and interest groups

General Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and responding to posts on social media platforms and the website
  • Sourcing, scheduling and editing relevant content that will appeal to the various audiences and stakeholders we engage with

Person Specification, Knowledge, And Experience


  • Knowledge of the local area, particularly Sandwell
  • Willingness to learn enough about the history and importance of the two sites and their related industries, in order to engage on the subject with some confidence. High-level expertise is available within the Trust.
  • Knowledge of analytics software (such as Sprout Social, Social Report, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and HubSpot) as well as paid advertising campaigns
  • Confident communicator and presenter at all levels

Additional Information

For further information:

Contact Mark Davies email: