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Volunteer Magazine Co-Editor

Job Title Volunteer Magazine Co-Editor
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Wandsworth
Salary Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed
Job Published 13 Sep 2016
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Job Description


Word Up!-News is an online magazine run by members of the Wandsworth, Learning Difficulties Network. The magazine empowers its writers and contributors with learning difficulties to speak up in a meaningful and constructive way about the issues important to them. It is the first magazine of its kind in the UK and has a readership of over 5000 people in Wandsworth, Greater London and beyond.

Take a look at our website:

For the last year, production has slowed down and the writing team has become less active. We would love to reinvigorate this project and we’re looking for a motivated, energetic, creative, friendly person to support this.

Role Description

Main aim:
To support the production and outreach of Word Up!-News Online Magazine.

The position is unpaid. Travel and administrative expenses will be reimbursed.

8 Hours a week. (Must be available to work either Mondays or Tuesdays)

Ongoing. Must be available to commit for 6 months minimum.

Accountable to: Wandsworth Care Alliance, Learning Disability Project Manager.

Main Duties:

  • Support people with learning disabilities in Wandsworth to produce an online magazine which meets the aims of Word Up!-News Magazine.
  • Plan a magazine launch party. (With support from magazine contributors and WCA LD-Project Manager)
  • Take an active role in fundraising, seek out and apply for funding
  • Work with the WCA-LD-Project Manager to create a three year sustainability plan
  • Contribute to the overall sustainability of the project
  • Manage the Word Up!-News social media accounts
  • General website maintenance
  • Build the profile of the magazine in the local community
  • General administration including, typing up and uploading articles and other information submitted to us by people with learning difficulties
  • Creating easy read articles

Please note that this is an unpaid position. We are looking for a volunteer who is available for one day per week; although this position is unpaid we offer excellent references upon the successful completion of your assignment.

Please visit the WCA website on the following link:

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to, or call Candy Worf on 020 8516 7764 – I currently work Monday’s, Tuesdays and a flexible half day.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ref: LF814 | Published: 13th Sep 2016

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