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About the organisation

PPL PWR

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to create sustainable solutions to the problems our planet is facing? We are at PPL PWR. We are a collective who aim to encourage new ideas and technologies to power sustainable change through workshops in festivals and schools. Our “DIY Renewables” project is a series of workshops in secondary state schools funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which allow students to develop engineering skills and create their own product in the theme of sustainable technology.

We are looking for volunteers to help build, create and design teaching materials (Workshop Coordinators), assist in the making stage of the workshops (Workshop Assistants), keep track of our expenses (Accountant) and advertise our work (Media Officers).

They will benefit from a strong network in the engineering and start-up industries, participating to renowned festivals such as Brainchild and Greenman, and receive a certificate from RAEng and reference letters.

Media Officers will join the Media Team and contribute to the drafting of the posts on different Social Media Platforms, the photographing, recording and editing of videos during the DIY workshops (funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering) as well as different festivals.

No strong experience required in this field, motivation and willingness to learn are key.

They will benefit from a strong network in the engineering and start-up industries, participating to renowned festivals such as Brainchild and Greenman, and receive a certificate from RAEng and reference letters.

Role Aim: 

By contributing to Social Media campaigns of PPL PWR, the Media Officer will help increase the visibility of the RAEng project and PPL PWR.

Duties: 

Keep up-to-date the Social Media accounts of PPL PWR, help create and post Media content (videos, podcasts, articles, newsletter, etc.) about PPL PWR’s DIY Renewables workshops lead in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Skills needed: 

Communication, Team Player, Creativity, Proactivity, Writing skills, Techsavvy, Video editing (not necessary but would be good)

Training: 

Training on teaching at IOE

Location: 
London, mostly from home (remote-working) and meetings in person at Torrington Place, as well as workshops in East-London (high schools where we deliver workshops).
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Since most of the work is done remotely, it is up to the volunteer to set up his/her own schedule. We might occasionally have Skype or in person meetings in the evenings.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here