Kickstarter - Communications Assistant

This is an opportunity for someone to support multiple international development charities run fundraising appeals to the UK public.

Kickstarter - Communications Assistant

This position is a part of the government Kickstart scheme – To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and be 16 to 24 years old. 

This is an opportunity for someone to support multiple international development charities run fundraising appeals to the UK public.

The role is a mixture of providing creative communications support and advice to the charities as well as ensuring that all the content they produce is in line with the rules and guidance of the programme.

Day to day tasks could include:

  • Providing feedback on charity communications assets and plans – including TV ads, written content or fundraising activities.
  • Checking that appeal communications partners – like news publishers, celebrities or media outlets – are well placed to support the charity and do not pose any reputational risks.
  • Providing administrative support to the running of the programme – including gathering reporting statistics and data.
  • Answering emails and calls from charities, being a point of contact to provide support and answer questions.

Support and training:
Whether this is your first professional role, or you have some previous experience, all training will be provided. With the help of the kickstart scheme we will be investing in your future, ensuring we provide you with learning opportunities and support for future employment.

You will be working closely with the communications and marketing team so they will support and train you in the specific skills you’ll need to do the job.

Depending on your specific interests and skills, you could learn:

  • The basics of what makes a successful fundraising and communications appeal.
  • An understanding of what makes effective, strong content and the different ways charities can engage the public.
  • More about the social impact and international development space through observing how this programme and the wider business is run.

To thrive in this role you’ll have:

  • An interest in development communications or fundraising
  • An eye for detail and good copy-writing skills so that you can help to spot content that does not comply with the guidelines and help suggest alternatives.
  • Good organisation and level headedness when dealing with multiple tasks or requests.

The role will be part time, 25 hours per week. The Social Change Agency are open to discussing a flexible working pattern and are happy to accommodate what suits the individual. Their core hours are 10-4pm.

Wage: £11.05 per hour (London Living Wage)

Location: Office based with occasional work from home – 237 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NG

Time in the office is flexible and dependent on the individual’s working days and hours

For more information and to apply -

Header Image Credit: The Social Change Agency Website


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