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New ICSN logo, celebrating its 20th year anniversary

ICSN turns 20!

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary of promoting our rich Igbo culture and enhancing cultural awareness amongst Ndi Igbo living within the UK, we hereby launch a new logo.
ICSN was established in 1998 as a non-profit organisation by Umunne Olie and a few committed individuals who identified that there were many young British Igbos living in diaspora.

Over the last 20 years and counting, we have provided opportunities for young people to learn about their culture, build professional and social relationships and to support one another in every aspect of life. Through this we have seen our membership numbers grow to great heights and have firmly established ourselves as one of the biggest Nigerian cultural societies in Europe.

We would like to thank our Alumni and everyone who has supported and contributed to our success throughout the 20 years.
From your 2018 Executives. Daalunu.

#IgboCulturalandSupportNetwork #ICSN #ICSN20 #Est1998 #IgwebuikeUdoNaOganiru #KaAnyiGaNuICSN #KeneIgbo #IriJi2018 #20thAnniversaryCelebration #NextGeneration

Regards

Ifeoma, PR

Kwenu Blog Executive

Kwenu Blog Executive is responsible for bringing attention/promotion of Igbo related subjects and people for the cultural development of our members and the word about the great work and movements being made by our people”

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Job Description:

  • Responsible for bringing attention/promotion of Igbo related subjects and people for the cultural development of our members and the word about the great work and movements being made by our people.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Should be responsible for the production and distribution of the organisation’s Kwenu newsletter.
  • Liaising with other Executive for articles they would like to contribute towards the newsletter.
  • Actively interview new and existing members of ICSN to share their stories.
  • Bio of nominated Igbo person of the month (Business person, Actor, Artist, Musician, Politician etc) (Linked to their personal website/Wikipedia for added credibility and transparency. Also linked to Amazon for product purchases)
  • Igbo Author of the Month (Linked to their personal website/Wikipedia for added credibility and transparency. Also linked to Amazon for product purchases)

If you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at kwenu@icsn.co.uk

Business Executive

Business Executive is responsible for maintaining/building new business relationships to assist sponsorship, networking and mentoring initiative for the ICSN community.

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Job Description:

  • Responsible for bringing in new business and sponsors to ICSN to help develop the network element of our organisation

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting ICSN to potential investors/ sponsors
  • Identifying potential networking opportunities
  • Attending networking events representing ICSN
  • Sending monthly email updates to existing sponsors about our monthly activities (With the help of the Network Director)
  • Expanding the profitability of ICSN commercially (Networking)
  • Raising funding for the sustainability of ICSN
  • Pulling sponsors for our major events
  • Opportunity to promote Local Igbo businesses online and at events i.e. Dress makers etc

If you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at business@icsn.co.uk

Website Executive

Website Executive is responsible for the development and maintenance of ICSN’s main website. To ensure that our website is a true reflection of our brand today and going forward, as well as to also be responsible that all content is relevant and updated when required.
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Job Description:

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of ICSN’s main website. Ensuring all content is relevant and updated when required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creation of Event Pages and Blurbs to go on other social media platforms (to ensure consistency)
  • Ensuring all classes and Igbo schools information are up to date.
  • Uploading Monthly Messages from Network Director
  • Uploading all previous and forthcoming Albums (i.e. GHM April 2015. GHM May 2015, Summer BBQ 2015 etc)
  • Validating membership links are working (at least twice a month)
  • Checking Executive Details are correct (at least twice a month)
  • Ensuring embedded links to other social media accounts are fully functional (at least twice a month)
  • Is required to add, amend and delete web pages according to current needs of ICSN
  • Is required to regularly update information on the ICSN website
  • Is required to manage the ICSN database
  • Is required to liaise with web host when repairs are needed.
  • Communicating with all departments to ensure valuable information is captured and communicated
  • Ensuring photos are uploaded in album format
  • Updating dates and prices for Igbo Schools are correct and monitored.
  • Uploading whole albums from ICSN events onto all platforms (from a consistency point of view)
  • Uploading Videos from ICSN events onto all platforms (from a consistency point of view)

If you are thinking about become a future Web Executive or you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at web@icsn.co.uk

Social Executive

Social Executive team is responsible for the organisation of ICSN’s social calendar and gatherings thought out the year. In addition they are also responsible for looking at ways of increasing inclusion and engagement levels within our events to reinforce unity within this Igbo organisation.
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Job Description:

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of all ICSN social events including General House meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Should arrange trips to see other Igbo organisations’ events.
  • Ensuring event venues are set-up before members arrive (including for General House Meetings)
  • Ensuring event venues are cleaned up after events (including General House Meetings)
  • Networking throughout event to ensure no-one is left out (making extra effort with newer members)
  • Be willing to promote ICSN at networking events (i.e. Festivals, Conferences etc)
  • Supporting with the overall running of GHM (supporting the Hosts)
  • Arranging Venues for larger events (Gathering prices and issuing purchase orders)
  • Arranging Decorations for events (when necessary)
  • Arranging Food and Drinks for events (including General House Meetings)
  • Arranging for Entertainment for events (i.e. DJ’s MC’s, Dancers, Special Quest etc)
  • Should investigate what Igbo members want from a social perspective.

If you are considering becoming a future Social Executive or you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at social@icsn.co.uk

Welfare Executive

Welfare Executive is responsible for the overall well-being of all our members both present and past, as well as ensuring that all our members feel welcomed, valued and supported.

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Job Description:

  • Responsible for the checking on the health and overall well-being of all ICSN members, and that all members feel welcomed and valued.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Being part of the welcoming committee at the front door for new and existing members
  • Meeting and introducing all new members to ICSN (Network Induction) (Introduce them to Network Director and Assistant Director)
  • Introducing new team members at team meetings
  • Send out check-up emails to all visitors/non-members following their first ICSN meeting.
  • Sending out Potential Member Welcome Letter on behalf of Network Director
  • Sending out health check emails to members who have missed two or more General House Meetings.
  • Should concentrate and enhance on team building.
  • Lead and drive ICSN internal mentoring programme.

If you would like to become a future Welfare Executive or have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at welfare@icsn.co.uk

 

Publicity Executive

The Publicity team is responsible for the promotion of ICSN and our events through all forms of media (Online, Print, Press, Radio etc). Always with the aim of raising the current profile of ICSN for our existing members by giving them something to consistently come back for as well as generating excitement for our new members and supports.
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Job Description:

  • Responsible for the promotion of ICSN through all forms of media (Online, Print, Press, Radio etc)…with the aim to raise the profile of ICSN

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Capturing event highlights and sharing them with Kwenu and Website Executives (e.g. February: Topic Love, March: Topic Culture)
  • To actively source interesting articles and stories that will intrigue and excite our members
  • Should design promotional activities for raising the profile of the association’s public image.
  • To actively promote ICSN on multiple platforms
  • To ensure images used in publicity are up to date
  • Should handle all public relations work and ensure that the activities of the association are adequately publicised.
  • Should be responsible for press statements and releases subject to the consent of the Director and Executives.
  • Attending major Igbo and Cultural events with ICSN leaflets and business cards to promote the work and vision of ICSN

If you are thinking about becoming a future Publicity Executive or you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at pr@icsn.co.uk

Cultural Executives

The Cultural Executives are fundamental in ensuring the integrity of the Igbo people and our culture is maintained throughout, as well as developing the cultural awareness of our members (Especially those that how been raised outside of the Traditional Igbo community.

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Job Description:

  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Igbo people and culture is maintained as well as developing the cultural awareness of our members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Updating Igbo leaflets (Common phrases, sentences)
  • Showing Igbo news from back home to be shared with Network
  • Saying a Pray in Igbo at the start of every General House Meeting
  • Providing monthly Igbo images to be shared with the Network
  • Finding monthly videos about Igbos and Igboland to share with the Network
  • Sharing Historical Knowledge about the Igbo People (Trivial Knowledge)
  • Ensuring the integrity of Igbo Culture runs through all activities
  • Attending Igbo classes and offering post class support for our Igbo language school students.
  • Investigate networking and collaboration opportunities with other Igbo organisations.
  • Should be responsible for Arts input and enhancement of visual material.
  • Should investigate topics on Igbo cultural elements

If you are considering running as a future Cultural Executive or you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at culture@icsn.co.uk

Finance Executive

The finance co-ordinator is responsible for financial oversight of ICSN. This includes overseeing and presenting budgets, accounts and financial summaries to the team. Also ensuring money is spent wisely and for the sole purpose of ICSN

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Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accounts of ICSN to ensure the network is financially functional and sustainable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Capturing attendance from General House Meetings (From Full members) (From Welfare Exec)
  • Capturing attendance from General House Meeting (From Guest members)
  • Emailing membership confirmation letters to members (once payment has been cleared)(displaying expiry date)
  • Emailing membership renewal letters to members (during final month of membership)
  • Forwarding New Members details to Network Director (once payment has been cleared)
  • Forwarding Renewed members details to Network Director (once payment has been cleared)
  • Taking payments from Guest Members during GHM and capturing payment method on Excel document (Cash, PayPal etc)
  • Monthly Excel document showing in-comings and out goings (to be shared with the Executive Team at the end of each month) including things like Venue costs etc.
  • Monthly Excel document showing number of new and renewed memberships (to be shared at the end of each month with the Executive Team)
  • Capturing event ticket sales and by whom on Excel document
  • Updating Excel document Event Shopping List with Executive Team (Especially leading up to Annual events) (i.e. CamScanner)
  • Ensuring that ICSN movements and events are financially feasible
  • Ensuring projects and events fall within budget (using data from previous events)
  • Ensuring payments of schools are passed onto correct parties
  • Where possible provide money saving solutions

If you are interested in becoming our future Finance Executive or you have any questions or suggestions on how to enhance this role please feel free to get in contact with us via email at finance@icsn.co.uk