The Reader Vacancy: Communications and Development Internship

Hours: 21 hours per week (flexible)

Remuneration: Travel expenses paid

Start date: June / July 2017

End date: September / October 2017

You will be part of a small group of interns working together to gain valuable work experience whilst helping a dynamic charity develop. You will be offered a good range of opportunities for personal and professional development. Your range of tasks will include:

  • Marketing and Communications: Assisting in the planning and implementation of marketing and communications activity for The Reader’s Shared Reading groups nationally and the refurbishment of Calderstones Mansion House, the charity’s headquarters in Liverpool. This could include writing press releases, blog posts and eflyers, contributing to social media channels, updating web content, designing posters and leaflets and event planning
  • Lead and manage the development of a micro project that seeks to create a digital archive of the Calderstones Refurbishment project. This could include researching community history, writing engaging content and collating records from events and projects
  • Development Prospect Research: Using funding portals and desk research to find potential growth opportunities and working with the team to support the application process
  • Horizon Scanning: Researching current affairs, policies and campaigns and to ensure the team is aware of the latest news and events
  • Applications and Bids: Supporting the team and gaining experience in writing funding applications and project bids
  • Database Management: Using Microsoft Dynamics, work with the team to ensure organisation, contact and lead database is up-to-date
  • Admin / Office Skills: Assisting with the day-to-day running of the office

Skills / Personal Qualities required:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, good telephone manner
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with Office applications and online/social media resources
  • Good organisational skills, creative thinking and a passion for literature
  • Flexible, self-motivated and hard-working individual who will work well in a dynamic and creative team in a fast-moving environment

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and click on the ‘Working with Us’ tab to view the full job description and to download an application form. Complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to jobs@thereader.org.uk. Please do not just send in a CV.

Deadline: Monday 26 June 2017, 5pm. Applications arriving after 5pm will not be considered

Interviews: Tuesday 4 July 2017, Calderstones Coach House

Successful applicants will be invited to interview by 30 June. If you have not heard anything by this date, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

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