Job title: Digital and Communications Intern
Reporting to: Digital Fundraising and Communications Officer (DFCO)
Salary: Living Wage (£8.91 ph)
Job type: 12 hours a week
Other benefits: Flexible working as standard
Chance for Childhood is a pioneering Child Rights charity working across Africa to support children living in vulnerable situations. We are currently in an exciting period of digital growth; over the past year we have seen a 50% increase in funds raised through our digital platforms and have high ambitions to continue increasing income in this area. As a team we are committed to challenging the ways international development and the countries we work in are represented through language and imagery to break the mould and represent children with utmost dignity and respect. We are looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and motivated intern to join the team.
You will be working with the Digital Fundraising and Communications Officer (DFCO) to support across our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn), posting engaging content and responding to comments and messages.
We are a ‘family like’ team, and an ambitious one. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience within digital marketing and the third sector.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Manage our social media channels, tailoring content to each platform and audience. Creating engaging updates and fundraising asks for supporters on Instagram and Facebook. Raising awareness of our work and impact through LinkedIn and Twitter.
- In collaboration with the DCFO, create a monthly content plan for social media, scheduling posts in advance and responding to comments from our supporters.
- Produce high quality content, including short videos, infographics, GIFs and case studies, to engage supporters, reach new audiences and demonstrate the impact of our work.
- Collate and analyse data for key performance indicators to monitor the reach and growth of our social platforms and use this information to inform content creation.
- Ensure that Chance for Childhood’s values and tone of voice, and the work of our local partners, is accurately represented across our social media platforms, following our brand guidelines at all times.
- Create compelling graphics, infographics, and videos to demonstrate the impact of Chance for Childhood’s work across digital platforms and to support our digital campaigns.
- Assist with maintaining the website, and ensuring content is up to date and accurate at all times.
Other duties and responsibilities
- Represent the children and young people we support with the utmost respect and dignity.
- Develop a good understanding of Chance for Childhood’s audiences and tone of voice.
- Actively contribute to good communication within the Fundraising Team and with others across the organisation.
- Any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as may be required.
- Excellent attention to detail, able to proofread and correct own work to ensure that all content is published without errors.
- Strong writing skills with the ability to turn complex information into an accessible and appealing format.
- Solid communication skills with the ability to adapt style to meet the needs of a wide variety of audiences and inspire supporters.
- Flexible with a ‘can do’ attitude.
- Self-motivated and committed to achieving targets.
- Capacity to work as part of a team, across teams and independently.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Strong Microsoft Office skills.
- Ability and willingness to learn new software (e.g. WordPress, MailChimp, Canva).
- Awareness of international development issues.
- Experience of managing social media channels.
- Design software skills.
- Video editing skills.
- Previous volunteering experience in a charity.
- Knowledge of CMS (ideally WordPress), MailChimp and Canva.
To be successful in this role, you will be aligned to Chance for Childhood’s organisational values, as well as our strong commitment to shift power to the children and communities we work to support.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Chance for Childhood is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Chance for Childhood.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. A Police criminal record check will be required for this post, as part of Chance for Childhood’s commitment to child protection, as outlined in our Safeguarding and PSEA Policy, which all staff are required to sign and adhere to.
Chance for Childhood is an equal opportunities employer.
Please complete and return our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application. There is no need to print it as it is a fillable form.