Below are the details of our current job vacancies, with details of how to apply. 


Social Media Coordinator / Specialist

The Society of later Life Advisers (SOLLA) are looking for a social media coordinator to develop and grow our digital marketing through social channels. We are looking for an individual or small agency who can work alongside us to build on the work done so far and bring a fresh injection of knowledge and energy to move it forward with content that is relevant, engaging and effective.

Alongside developing and implementing our social media strategy, we’d love someone who can write great content to help us review and develop our website to make sure the user journey is efficient, and that content is up to date, optimised and builds the SOLLA brand, ensuring our key messaging and tone of voice is reflected throughout.

The role is part-time (around 12-15 hours per week), on a freelance / contract basis, and will work closely with the Operations Director and Company Directors. The team are based in Sussex and Kent, but all work remotely.

About SOLLA

SOLLA focus on the financial wellbeing through great advice to older (over 50s) consumers and our marketing serves two key audiences: consumers and financial advisers. We are a not for profit, established in 2008, with a dedicated team who all work remotely.

The role

  • Review our current social media, and develop a new strategy 
  • Responsible for the day to date delivery of engaging social media content across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Create relevant on-brand content to share through social media channels
  • Respond to comments and interactions with consumers, members, advisers and third party contacts
  • Stay up to date with the financial, later life and social care sectors
  • Track and report on the effectiveness of the strategy and content, including monthly reports
  • Work closely with other team members to deliver integrated communications and marketing
  • Review of website content and user journey
  • Write engaging website and blog copy

Required skills and experience 

  • Experience in developing and delivering social media strategy
  • In-depth knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Up to date with the latest social media trends and technology
  • Excellent IT, organisational and planning skills
  • Brand awareness
  • Creativity
  • Experience in writing engaging copy
  • Experience using design tools
  • Strong data reporting skills

Required personal qualities 

  • Able to work independently and remotely
  • Able to multi-task with the ability to prioritise workloads and work to deadlines
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confident communicator with professional verbal and written communication 
  • Able to work well within a team, build strong working relationships whilst working remotely

Desireable 

  • Background or understanding of financial services / social care / later life would be advantageous.
  • Interest / skill in design would be a desirable, but not essential.

How to apply 

Please send your CV or agency overview, and covering letter to jobs@societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk by Friday 8th July, 5pm.  


Accreditation Coordinator

Hours: part time 25 hours (flexible, to be agreed)
Salary: (£28,000) £17,500 pro rata per annum
Location: home based remote working, occasionally required in person at meetings

SOLLA are looking for an Accreditation Coordinator to join the team to administrate the day to day running of SOLLA’s accreditation. This role includes processing applications, communicating with applicants, and working with external auditors and the accreditation panel. You will be the first point of contact regarding the accreditation for applicants, colleagues, and external partners.

You will have excellent administrative skills with good attention to detail; be a strong team player; able to work under pressure and keep to prescribed deadlines; willing to take on and learn new skills. You will bring previous experience of using CRM systems/databases.

The role

  • Monitor and maintain database records and spreadsheet data accurately
  • Manage the assessment booking schedule
  • Processing applications through multiple application stages, ensuring that all applications are on track, and information is provided to auditors and panel on time
  • Liaise with applicants through emails and phone calls to answer queries, provide basic technical support, chase submissions and send results
  • Communication with colleagues about applications, payments and processes
  • Communication with external auditors ensuring they have all relevant information required
  • Provide reports to the accreditation panel and take minutes at panel meetings
  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings (usually online, occasionally in person)

Required skills and experience

  • Knowledge of administration processes and procedures
  • Excellent IT skills, proficient in use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Zoom
  • Experience of using CRM systems/databases

Required personal qualities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident in dealing with people and able to build rapport quickly
  • Able to work independently and remotely
  • Able to manage own work and prioritise to ensure completion of tasks
  • Able to proactively manage multiple concurrent activities and processes
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work well within a team, and build strong working relationships whilst working remotely

Desirable

  • Understanding of the financial advice profession

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 6th June 2022.

Interviews will take place by video call during the weeks commencing 13th and 20th June. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible thereafter.

This role is subject to a 3-month probationary period


Interested in working for us? 

If you are interested in working with us, do send your CV to jobs@societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk and we will get in touch with you if any suitable positions become available.