Acorns Children’s Hospice is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Acorns is currently supporting 600 children and 800 families, including those who are bereaved.
We are looking for:
An enthusiastic, self-motivated intern to become an integral part of and play a key role in the communications team. Excellent written and oral skills are essential, as is an approachable, personable manner. This individual will be highly organised and proactive with the ability to foster strong relationships and gain trust.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Communications Manager, work with colleagues across the organisation, as well as supporters and volunteers; to deliver accurate and effective communications for Acorns Children’s Hospice, promoting awareness and generating income.
The role will assist with a range of duties such as press releases, photocalls, launches and liaising with journalists. It will also support marketing campaigns and both fundraising and care events, whilst helping maintain internal systems of monitoring and reporting.
Minimum commitment of two days per week for three months. To commence in September 2012.
What we can offer you:
This is an opportunity to work with one of the region’s best known and well-respected charities.
Responsibilities will involve activities ranging across small community-based and large-scale fundraising events, major partnerships with key regional organisations and businesses (including Birmingham Airport, Aston Villa FC and Worcester Warriors), hospice based care events and the charity’s retail division of charity shops.
The role will help develop essential skills required for working in communications and marketing, as well as an understanding of charity and fundraising.
An experienced and committed team will provide ongoing opportunities for learning and development with on the job mentoring.
This is a volunteer opportunity within Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the Acorns Children’s Hospice best achieve its objectives.
We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding. Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation. Guardian Jobs - 11 months ago