About the opportunity
The Soulful Group is an emerging social enterprise that aims for genuine human connectivity through poetry, spoken word, and storytelling. We are Leicester-based, but with an international footprint, and aspire to be completely volunteer-run.
Currently, an organic, gentle evolution has led the Soulful Group to forming an international publishing house. We value and respect our writers for the honest work they create and courageously choose to share, with the writers receiving half of all proceeds. The poetic volumes published are varied in their styles, but all are heartfelt and soul-deepening in their message and their style.
In addition to recognising the power of the written word, spoken word has become an important part of our identity, with complementary events being held to create safe spaces for love to flood in. Everyone is welcome, to speak, or to listen - something that perhaps reflects our ethos at its most simple - a movement for openness and a hope for ‘soulful’ connection. We need your help and in return you get to be part of ambitious new publishing house and its umbrella social movement.
We have a wide variety of roles, with differing levels of skills and experience required. These roles include:
1. Social Media Admin (Twitter)
2. Social Media Admin (Facebook)
3. Social Media Admin (Instagram)
4. Podcast Assistant
5. Sales/Royalties Assistant
6. Events Assistant
7. Blog Assistant
8. Publishing Assistant (New Authors)
9. Publishing Assistant (Existing Authors)
10. Video Assistant (You Tube)
11. Book Champion (3 titles)
12. Book Champion (3 titles)
13. Book Champion (3 titles)
14. Outreach Assistant (Industry and Literary)
15. Campaign Manager
16. Campaign Assistant
17. Campaign Assistant
18. Online Store Assistant
19. Host for Regular Poetry Gatherings
20. Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator
In return for your support, you will receive relevant training, be acknowledged on our website with a photo/bio of yourself and you will receive references when needed. These roles can be adapted to fit your circumstances, but we anticipate 3 hours of work a week. All roles have the potential to convert into part-time/freelance employment as we grow and attract funding into 2020 and beyond. If you’re interested to know more about these opportunities, please apply via the VAL Volunteering website and we will be in touch to discuss the next steps.