KSFCT is a registered charity (CIO) which emerged from a community action group formed after a public meeting in Somerton on March 15th 2019. Their aim is to save the Kirkham Street field to provide a ...
Trustee with skills in social media, marketing and PR
The committee are passionate about their cause and have a vast array of skills amongst them, however, none is confident about developing a marketing campaign or the using social media as a PR tool. The success of the project is dependent on a high profile campaign, and they're looking for a volunteer who could support them to design and deliver this with maximum impact. This is a very important role as the committee needs to reach and engage with a new band of supporters and followers in order to raise awareness and funds. There should be a real sense of achievement in knowing that by sharing your skills and expertise, you will play a key role in creating a wonderful space that the community will enjoy for years to come. You will need to attend regular committee meetings, and give up about one day a month between March and August, but this role is mainly online and you can work flexibly and remotely.
The group have a large sum of money to raise in a short deadline. The field has a long history as a valued community resource. Originally called Fairfield, it lies in Kirkham Street behind the old Red Lion Hotel. It was the cricket pitch and village fairs were also held there. In 1964 it was bought by Somerset County Council and leased to Monteclefe Junior School as their playing field. King Ina Academy Junior School (formerly Monteclefe) is due to move to a new site at Northfield in September 2020. The county council can then sell the Kirkham Street Field and it has been suggested it will be sold for development. The group are trying to raise the funds to save it and success will be very dependent on the support and involvement of the community, local businesses and philanthropists.
The field is the last available public green space near the centre of town, and this is an opportunity to provide a place in which local people can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in the great outdoors.