New job alert! Kickstart – Fundraising and Communications Assistant

  • Job Title: Fundraising and Communications Assistant
  • Reports to: Communications Manager
  • Location: Home-based
  • Salary: National Minimum Wage
  • Hours: Part-time 25 hours per week (flexible working possible)

Main Purpose of the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual, with great attention to detail, to support our communications and fundraising work. As our Fundraising and Communications Assistant, you will help create and manage content for our website and social media channels and provide administrative support to the team including supporting us to run fundraising and communication campaigns.

The post holder will be a part of our relatively new Fundraising and Communications Team and report to the Communications and Projects Manager.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience and skills in a fundraising and communications team of a growing national charity. You will be joining a wider Fundraising and Communications team of three plus a fundraising consultant.

The post will be home-based (all equipment will be provided) Currently all staff are working remotely. Occasional travel to our Brighton office or London may be required for meetings – travel expenses will be covered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative support to the team including recording income on our CRM
  • Provide support on our fundraising and communications campaigns
  • Support the fundraising and communications team to respond to enquiries via email and social media
  • Update the ARC website with news content with support from the Communications and Projects Manager
  • Support the team with effective internal communication throughout the organisation
  • Help develop, design and schedule content for ARC’s social media channels.
  • Handling printing and posting as required e.g., supporting our fundraising consultant to post fundraising bids to potential funders.
  • Occasional visits to our Brighton office or to London for meetings may be required (travel expenses are covered)

Other Responsibilities

  • Meet regularly with the Communication and Projects Manager to discuss progress, work plans and priorities.
  • Participate in frequent team meetings with the Fundraising and Communications Team and the wider ARC team.
  • Work collaboratively across the organisation to build good working relationships

Person Specification

Knowledge and skills (essential)

  • Good communication skills – written, oral – with the ability to communicate to diverse audiences
  • Practical IT skills – e.g., MS Office, social media
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, from home (All equipment will be provided)
  • Ability to work well with a team towards shared goals
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Confidence using different social media platforms and able to learn to create content for charitable purposes
  • Able to record data accurately on our CRM (training will be provided)

Knowledge and skills (desirable):

  • Understanding of the charity sector
  • An eye for design and familiarity with design software, e.g. Canva or willing to learn
  • Interest in food & health issues and how inequality affects access to a healthy diet.
  • Some experience of using a CRM or a database would be an advantage

How to apply:

We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of the communities we work in and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. ​

This job is part of the DWP Kickstart scheme. To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and be 16 to 24 years old. You must also be referred by your Job Centre work coach.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification in the attached document and ask your work coach to refer you.

Closing date: 4th December 2021.