We are looking for an editor for TCF News, our printed charity newsletter published four times a year. It is a lovely job at the heart of our charity. The publication acts as a shop-window for all the events and the wonderful people who make up The Compassionate Friends.
We are looking for someone who enjoys writing and would like to be proactive in looking for news stories within TCF. Many of the articles and features are submitted by our National Office, Trustees and other members, and your role would be to edit and assemble copy and pictures ready for the printers who then lay out the newsletter. Basic computer literacy would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate would also be interested in developing the publication, writing articles or conducting interviews of interest to our supporting members and donors.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Carolyn in the National Office. Tel: 0345 120 3785 or email her.
Leaflets supporting bereaved parents, their family and supporters published by The Compassionate Friends are periodically revised to keep them fresh and up-to-date, and some new leaflets are also created. It’s a lot of work, but so worthwhile: We have sent out more than 10,000 leaflets and flyers in the past 12 months – that’s 24 different titles – and that number doesn’t even include the downloads from our website.
To continue the good work that’s already been done, we are in the process of reinstating the TCF Publications (Leaflet) Committee as of July 2016. It will run a bit differently from the past, with more electronic communications. Besides welcoming those who would like to have a fuller involvement in the Committee, we are also welcoming those who would rather help on a less regular basis, perhaps with a specific task or project.
We really do need volunteers, so if you would like to help out in any capacity, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally you should be more than 2 years bereaved of a child (or sibling). Please complete the short questionnaire at this link to apply.https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y26CM39.
Thank you! Hoping to hear from you soon.
PS. For anyone who is new to the work of the TCF Publications Committee, please be aware that our work is on a volunteer basis. There is no payment, although some necessary expenses can be met by our charity.
Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.