SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN (VOLUNTARY)
Remote (work from home) with regular Zoom calls with the core team.
WHO WE ARE
Heroic Hearts Project UK (HHPUK) is an organisation that connects military and emergency services veterans struggling with mental trauma to psychedelic therapy retreats around the world. These veterans typically have tried all the available resources offered by the NHS and other veterans' charities with limited success, leaving them with very few options. We are raising awareness within the veteran and emergency services’ communities of powerful plant therapies like psychedelics, with the aim of ending society’s excessive dependence on pharmaceuticals to treat mental traumas.
Originally set up for US war veterans over three years ago, the UK arm of Heroic Hearts only launched in March of this year. Despite still being in our infancy, we are looking to grow awareness of who we are and what we offer rapidly, as the so-called ‘psychedelic renaissance’ continues to gather momentum.
We are on the hunt for an enthusiastic intern to help us manage our social media channels as we move towards HHPUK gaining official charitable status in the new year. You will need to be an excellent communicator, have a thirst for creativity, be well-organised and up-to-date with the latest news in the world of psychedelic research and drug policy reform. You will be joining a close-knit team of passionate individuals who care deeply and personally for the cause, so it is really important that anyone joining us is aligned with our goals around driving cultural change through drug policy reform and tackling the stigma around psychedelics. You can read more about who we are here: https://www.heroicheartsuk.com/our-team
Oversee social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
Planning social media content and maintaining the content calendar ensuring social media content is regular, relevant and engaging.
Creating engaging content across all platforms, expressing the unique space.
Fortnightly (minimum) check-ins with the core team on social media activity/engagement.
Monitoring the success of the community and of social media in terms of the overall marketing strategy.
Propose innovative ideas to extend brand presence socially, drive traffic to the website, and increase engagement and loyalty.
Community management: manage and grow our online community through helping us to engage with relevant social content and responding to enquiries/comments/messages we receive.
Ensure all content is fully approved by a member of the core team before posting in the public domain.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Experience with managing social media business pages/accounts.
Excellent knowledge of psychedelic research and drug policy news.
Basic imagery/video editing skills, eg. knowledge of Canva for designing social posts.
An instinct for spotting viral videos and social media trends
Up to date with popular culture and social trends
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
Self-disciplined and organised, with the ability to regularly come up with new ideas for content and news sharing.
English speaking essential.
You will be a platform expert, with an in-depth knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
NB: this is NOT a paid position, but strictly voluntary as we are a not-for-profit organisation. Therefore the ideal candidate might be a university student or individual looking to gain experience within the psychedelic therapy world.
End date for submissions:
Tuesday 3rd November, 5pm
Please send your CV and cover letter to: