Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.
About the role
Want to gain experience of the inner workings of a media team within an international development agency? Are you an excellent storyteller with a passion to make the public care about the plight of some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities? Are you hoping to take your first steps into the world of media and PR? This is an opportunity to join Christian Aid’s Media & Public Engagement team within its Fundraising & Supporter Engagement (FS)E department for a six-month graduate programme You’ll gain a thorough insight into the life of a storyteller at a major UK charity in the NGO sector.
As part of the wider department, this post has an enabling role and will undertake a diverse range of tasks in supporting in the team to deliver its objectives and ambitions, to make more noise about Christian Aid’s work in media & PR, and develop meaningful engagement with our supporters and audiences.
There is a view to extending this fixed term contract to a two-year programme, which would see the appointed graduate then move between teams across the Fundraising & Supporter Engagement department to support them on a six-month rolling basis. The scheme will provide additional resource and surge capacity, whilst also providing an exciting development opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas of fundraising and communications at Christian Aid.
You will be flexible in your approach and provide practical support, such as event management on our key moment campaigns, regional story-gathering, act as an intersection between our media team and church engagement teams across England, and work on delivering content for our social and multimedia portals.
This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in the world and is looking to be part of an exciting time of fundraising growth within Christian Aid.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Building partnerships: Tell us of a time when you had to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks
Innovation and Creativity: Please describe a situation where you came up with an improved approach to getting work done or addressing an issue
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.