In the first of a new series of blog posts by people that work at Space Inclusive, James, our Communications Worker, takes us through the work he does and why he enjoys working here.
Working at Space Inclusive is something I’m very proud of, not least because I used to be a client here many moons ago. In many ways I feel that my current job is repayment for the time when I was a client!
My skills lie in communications, and whenever you see a tweet, or a news item on our website it’s me that does it.
Working on social media is very rewarding in many ways, especially on Twitter. You can easily measure the impact of what you’re tweeting about by checking the number of Re-tweets and ‘likes’ by people. So, what things are most popular on social media? Well, photographs are always good, especially photographs of activities that our clients are doing. And I take plenty of them. However, you do need to be careful in case the person being photographed hasn’t given permission for it to be used publically. Data protection and privacy are highly important when working with people who have learning disabilities and everything we do has the safety of clients first and foremost.
There are sometimes downsides to working on social media. Looking at a computer screen for too long can not only do damage to your eyes but in extreme cases cause you to have a headache. In order to avoid this I always make sure to leave my workstation and make a cup of coffee or talk to colleagues and clients. This helps in showing my presence to people who may not otherwise know what I do.
I’m actually really proud of the work I do here at Space Inclusive, and I look forward to carrying on with it!