Belfast, Belfast
London, Greater London
£9.50 per hour (Real Living Wage)
Contract, 6 month fixed term contract, Part-time
Job description

Based in any UK office (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester)

Fixed term contract for 6 months

Part time – 25 hours pw

Based in any UK Office (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester)

This role is being created through the Government Kickstart scheme. To qualify for the role, you must be aged between 18-24 years old on 1st July 2021 and currently unemployed and on Universal Credit - unfortunately we are not able to open this role to 16 and 17 years olds at this time. You will be given a reference number from your DWP work coach to include in your application.


At Save the Children. Together, we fight for children every single day so that they can make their mark on the world and build a better future. This role will be based in our Policy Advocacy and Campaigns department which is responsible for influencing debates, government policies and public opinions to help ensure we're winning change for children.

Job Purpose:         

We are looking for an individual to join us for 6 months as a Social Media Assistant in Save the Children's Media & Corporate Communications Department.

The Social Media Assistant will support the social media squad in producing world class content for Save the Children's social media channels in order to build Save the Children's brand and drive impactful campaigns. This will include writing copy, scheduling posts, editing film/photos, data visualisations and broadcasting live social content. 

We're looking for someone who lives and breathes digital content, and will bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to tell the stories of children in the most impactful and innovative ways. You'll also gain production experience working across editing software as the Adobe Creative Cloud platform including Premier Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the team to plan and deliver compelling innovative digital content for Save the Children's Social Media Channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Write copy/schedule posts including text, video and photo for use across Save the Children's channels
  • Take ownership of the social media calendar; scheduling and publishing content across all social media platforms
  • Stay up to date on social media trends, ideate original and innovative concepts for social media channel
  • Report on the performance of Save the Children's social media channels
  • Support Videographers/Photographers on Save the Children shoots where needed.
  • Develop skills on Adobe Creative Cloud editing software including InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.

In this placement, you'll be based in our social media squad. Our squads are teams that bring together colleagues from across Save the Children to work together on areas of work to challenge the government to tackle key issues like protecting children in conflict, that our international aid budget is used to help children around the world and helping to reduce child poverty. 

It's a role created to give variety and experience of working in the charitable sector, so during your time with us you'll be supporting the team to undertake a range of projects and tasks to help ensure we are securing change, this could include carrying out research projects, organising meetings, taking minutes and notes, communicating with supporters and other staff, developing creative content and ideas, and helping to monitor and evaluate the work we're doing.

Positive attitude, flexibility, and an interest in learning will be key elements in making the role work, and you'll also need a willingness to work positively with others from across the organisation.

We're looking for someone who is committed to the vision, mission, values and approach of Save the Children, and who is happy to follow our policies around safeguarding, managing risk and our code of conduct.

In return we'll provide you with training in all aspects of the role, as well as weekly programme of sessions which we'd design for you to help build your wider skills and experience.

Essential Technical Competencies:

  • Great customer service and administration skills
  • Good working knowledge of computer software systems (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Good literacy skills

Behavioural Compete

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Interest in learning
  • Organisation
  • Professionalism and work ethic
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Willingness to work positively with others

In your application we'd encourage you to show us how you can work effectively with people from a range backgrounds, your interest in the issues that Save the Children focuses, and if you have any, your previous volunteer experience of charity fundraising, campaigning, and volunteering.

If you have a disability, wellbeing or mental health issue, we can help you by making reasonable adjustments to remove or reduce barriers you might be facing in submitting your application.

Remote Working:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy tdiscuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 


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Refreshed on: 05 November 2021
Closed date: 20 November 2021
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