Communications & Events Coordinator Vacancy (UK)

  • Place of Work:  Online with weekly or monthly office days (UK based)
  • Hours: Part time (21 hours per week; flexible working hours will be considered)
  • Type of contract: 
  • Salary: £28,475 pro-rata 3 days per week
  • Deadline for applications: Sunday the 2nd of April 2023
  • Interviews: Thursday the 6th of April 2023

Children Change Colombia is the UK’s largest charity working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children whose rights to a safe, happy childhood, and a fulfilling future, are threatened by poverty, inequality and violence. We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.

As Communications and Events Coordinator you will help to maintain our relationships with our supporter community, in the UK and beyond, and help to engage new supporters, both online and face-to-face. You will be responsible for designing and implementing direct marketing campaigns with new and existing supporters. You will also plan and manage two to three fundraising events per year. The role also involves some general administration associated with fundraising.

You will be the first contact point for enquiries and will be responsible for managing the administration behind our fundraising and our finances, including managing our database of contacts. You will also provide support with updating our website and social media, and coordinating production of our newsletter and appeals. You will have the energy and passion to manage this wide-ranging role and be a crucial part of our small team. 

You are the right person for this position if you are highly organised, independent, and innovative. You are outgoing, like new challenges and working in a team. You are also passionate about children’s rights and sustainable development, and you want to use all these qualities and skills to defend the rights of the most at risk children in Colombia.

Skills and Experience:


  • Direct marketing/Individuals Fundraising experience 
  • 1-2 years’ experience in any fundraising/communications role or a role with transferable experience 
  • Experience organising events.
  • Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience using social media & scheduling platforms including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of Canva, Filmora or similar softwares to make posts, reels and edit videos
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities and the aims of Children Change Colombia
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work effectively in a team and independently. 
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied workload in a pressured environment.
  • Outgoing personality, with the passion to inspire! 


  • Community or Corporate Fundraising experience 
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems (databases)
  • Intermediate level Spanish (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of Colombia



  • Individuals Fundraising/Direct marketing: plan, implement and provide analysis of Facebook Fundraiser and regular giving campaigns with new and existing Individual donors 
  • Community Fundraising: maximise engagement of current and potential Community supporters including individuals, community events.
  • Manage the Communications Calendar and Marketing Strategy under the supervision of the Executive Director
  • Manage CCC’s social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Maintain, and upload content to, CCC’s website. 
  • Produce written content for e-shots, website, blog and social media. 
  • Coordinate production and mailing of 2 newsletters (Spring-Autumn) and Christmas Appeal 
  • Act as the first contact point for all individual donor enquiries.
  • Manage donor details on the database. 
  • Ensure donations are thanked in accordance with CCC’s thank you policy.
  • Conduct quarterly website and social analysis.
  • Manage Google ads with the support of an external agency.


  • Plan and implement 2-3 fundraising events a year, including CCC’s well-established Programmes Information Evening (‘Project Talk’) and sponsored walk (‘Thames Walk’).
  • Support 1-2 advocacy events a year.


  • Answering the phone and meeting needs of enquirers. 
  • Answering general email inquiries.
  • Other administrative, communications or fundraising tasks as required by the ED within the current level of responsibility of the post. 
  • Ensure the team follows our GDPR policy.
  • Support the recruitment and manage Fundraising and Communications intern and volunteers when necessary.

Child Protection


Please note that successful candidates will be expected to accept and commit to Children Change Colombia’s Child Protection Policy. 


  • Monthly home working allowance, in addition to salary

  • Access to annual Education Fund for professional development opportunities

  • 23 days statutory paid leave pro-rata in addition to UK public holidays plus 3 additional Christmas bonus days and 2 additional day’s leave pro-rata for each year of work, up to a ceiling of 31 days leave/year

  • Work in a supportive multidisciplinary and multicultural team that encourages staff to learn new skills and grow professionally.

  • Opportunity to travel to Colombia.


CCC is committed to diversity, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or ability. We encourage people from the regions and small and medium cities to apply for this job.

Application Process 

To apply please send your CV (2 pages max) to [email protected], and include a short cover letter (1 page max) detailing why you want to work for us, the skills and experience you possess that are relevant to this post, links of social media channels and websites that you have managed and how you meet the person specification. 

The deadline for applications to reach us is Sunday the 2nd of April. To minimise administrative costs only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Children Change Colombia is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Interviews will take place on Thursday the 6th of April.

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Children Change Colombia is a registered member of The Fundraising Regulator Service.