Fundraising and Communications Intern vacancy

Role Description and Person Specification

Place of Work: Work from home

Reports to: Fundraising and Communications Officer (FF&CO)

Timeframe: Minimum three months, preferably 6 months

Hours: Two days a week (from 10am to 5pm Monday – Friday) The days you work are up to you, and can be flexible

Start date: Week commencing 19th September

Salary: Lunch expenses £5 

Purpose of the Role

The Children Change Colombia internship will give you a broad range of experience covering many aspects of working for a small charity – the perfect springboard to finding a job in the not-for-profit sector.

Job Description 

Fundraising

  • Work closely with the Fundraising & Communications Officer on donation campaigns, devising new fundraising strategies such as organising virtual fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Contribute to our Donor Development strategy by helping us to keep our donor database up to date
  • Engage current and new donors by communicating with our supporters, engaging new standing order donors and current supporters with new fundraising ideas. 
  • Nurture and develop our relationship with all active churches and schools. Sending bi-annual newsletter and thanking any donations. 
  • Reach out to potential churches and schools online and through newsletter mailings 
  • Thank donors
  • Assist with the mailing of our bi-annual newsletter
  • Take the lead in developing your own fundraising projects to support and promote Children Change Colombia, with support from the Fundraising Team.
  • Proof-reading fundraising applications to donors.

Communications

  • Help with creating content for our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Devise social media strategies to increase audience engagement.
  • Contribute to the production of material for our website, including creating blog content.  
  • Ad hoc Spanish translations (if you are interested)
  • Admin support as and when needed

Person Specification

This internship is ideally suited to someone with an interest in development or related fields, communications and event management who is looking to complement their studies with practical experience of the charity sector, or someone working part-time looking to gain more experience in the not-for-profit sector.  

Essential

  • Enthusiasm and a commitment to our work 
  • Desire to gain experience in a small charity
  • Knowledge of MS Excel and Word, and the ability to learn to use database (CRM) and website editing software (CMS)
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative 
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good eye for design 
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Fluent English – spoken and written
  • Experience using social media including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Lives in London or surrounding areas.

Desirable

  • An interest in international development
  • Previous administrative experience 
  • Experience organising events 
  • Knowledge of Spanish language
  • Knowledge of Colombia 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with social media analytics

Child Protection

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

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV (2 pages max) and a short cover letter (1 page max) to [email protected]. In the cover letter please state clearly why you want this role and the skills and experience you possess relevant to this post and how you meet the person specification.

We will acknowledge all applications, but to minimise administrative costs we cannot guarantee detailed feedback if you are not preselected for interview.

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.

Applications Deadline: 29th August 11.30pm

Interview date: Monday 12th September

UK Registered Charity No. 1075037. Company limited by guarantee 3731943
Children Change Colombia is a registered member of The Fundraising Regulator Service.

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