London, Greater London

Volunteer role - expenses only

Voluntary

CCC Fundraising Intern

About the organisation

Children Change Colombia (formerly Children of the Andes) is a UK registered charity with 25 years’ experience in defending children&rsqu... Read more

Job Description

Interested in International Development? Want to be part of a growing organisation that is changing the lives of children in Colombia? You might be just who we are looking for!

Children Change Colombia is looking for an enthusiastic intern who can commit to spending 2 days a week in our London office for a minimum of 6 months. Days and hours worked each week can be flexible, and can be arranged in advance with your line manager.

About Children Change Colombia

Children Change Colombia is a UK registered charity with 28 years' experience in defending children's rights in Colombia. Today we are the UK's largest charity working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children whose rights to a safe, happy childhood, and a fulfilling future, are threatened by poverty, inequality and violence. We work with the children most at risk, to keep them safe and defend their rights in the long term, to tackle neglected issues that few others address and to strengthen children's organisations.

Through local partnerships, we currently work on four neglected issues:

  • sexual and gender-based violence (including conflict related sexual violence)
  • commercial sexual exploitation
  • recruitment into armed groups and reintegration into society of former child soldiers
  • mining

We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.

We are a small and lively organisation and you will quickly become an essential part of our friendly team, involved in all areas of discussion and supporting the many areas of our work.

Purpose of the Role

The Children Change Colombia internship will give you a broad range of experience covering many aspects of working for a small charity - the perfect springboard to finding a job in the not-for-profit sector.

Fundraising:

  • Work closely with the Fundraising Finance & Communications Officer on the organization of our annual sponsored walk in Richmond Park. Tasks include:
  • Coordinating the production of stewards packs, walkers information packs and other materials
  • Liaising with key supporters and contacts to promote the event
  • Assisting with the registration of walkers and the monitoring of their fundraising progress
  • Sending thank you letters to event attendees after the walk
  • Entering new contacts on the Children Change Colombia DB and following up
  • Contribute to our Donor Development strategy by helping us to keep our donor database up to date
  • Engage current and new donors by communicating with our supporters, engaging new standing order donors and current supporters with new fundraising ideas.
  • Nurture and develop our relationship with all active churches and schools. Sending bi-annual newsletter and thanking any donations.
  • Reach out to potential churches and schools online and through newsletter mailings
  • Thank donors
  • Assist with the mailing of our bi-annual newsletter and Christmas Appeal
  • Take the lead in developing your own fundraising projects to support and promote Children Change Colombia, with support from the Fundraising Team

Communications:

  • Engage with supporters through Children Change Colombia social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts and stories)
  • Contribute to the production of material for our website  
  • Create content for our Star Supporters blog
  • Creating stories for Instagram and Facebook
  • Ad hoc translations (if you are interested)
  • Admin support as and when needed

Person Specification

This internship is ideally suited to someone with an interest in development or related fields, communications and event management who is looking to complement their studies with practical experience of the charity sector, or someone working part-time looking to gain more experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Enthusiasm and a commitment to our work
  • Desire to gain experience in a small charity
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel and Word, and the ability to learn to use database (CRM) and website editing software (CMS)
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Fluent English - spoken and written
  • Experience using social media including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Desirable

  • An interest in international development
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Experience organising events
  • Knowledge of Spanish language
  • Knowledge of Colombia
  • Knowledge and/or experience with social media analytics

Child Protection

Please note that successful candidates will be expected to accept and commit to Children Change Colombia’s Child Protection Policy.

Application Process

Please visit our website for the full job descirption and for how to apply. 

We will acknowledge all applications, but to minimise administrative costs we cannot guarantee detailed feedback if you are not selected.

Children Change Colombia is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Interviews will be taking place on the 25th of 26th of April 2019 at our London office. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold interviews via Skype or phone.