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Website editorial assistant and co-op member


Location: Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) offices, Hulme, Manchester.  

This is an office-based post and remote working is not currently available.


Salary: £17,347 pro rata (40hrs) for 30 hours per week. 


Co-operative Responsibilities

All permanent staff are members of the co-operative.  All members share the responsibilities of running the co-operative.  

Shared duties include:

  • Taking part in the decision-making process;
  • Attending co-operative meetings every Tuesday and as required;
  • Some help with the tasks required for running the office such as mailing and answering phones.


Specific responsibilities

The web editorial assistant will be helping to manage our website and digital content.  The role will involve adding new editorial content to the website and re-purposing print content for web, and managing existing content to ensure it is well organised and presented, and provides a good user experience. Other duties will include sourcing and editing images, managing the website forums, and creating digital editions of our magazine. 

The web assistant will also work with the marketing team to create new content and input on web and digital strategy.  This could involve spotting opportunities for enhancing or repurposing magazine content via multimedia and digital platforms (online quizzes, polls, videos, infographics, podcasts etc). 

The role will also involve promoting web content using Twitter, Facebook, email and user surveys. This will include liaising with other organisations and websites.

In time, training will also be given to enable the web assistant to manage more technical aspects of EC's website including: monitoring website performance using existing site monitors and analytics; understanding search engine optimisation; and providing first line user support for website related problems.


For more information or to apply download and fill in the job pack and return to us via the email address provided in the pack. 

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 9th July 2015




Volunteering with ECRA


General office volunteers

We are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer for us.

Due to the nature of the work here, we ask for the following as a minimum commitment:
- one day per week over a six month period
- must be based in our Manchester office

We are a co-operatively run organisation so we share all tasks between us.
The work would consist of a range of different tasks including admin, research and maybe writing some small pieces for the magazine.

If you have specific skills that you would like to volunteer (such as research, design, marketing or photography), please contact us to discuss them.

Our office is in Manchester in the UK. We are only able to make a contribution of up to £10 per day towards transport costs and lunch expenses.

Please read our Volunteer Policy (pdf) and complete a Volunteer Application Form (pdf).



"Working for ethical consumer grounded my administrative skills and gave me the experience of working in a cooperative office environment. I learnt about the dynamics of a cooperative organisation while enhancing my practical office skills."

Alice, a former volunteer.