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Job description

This flexible role is a brilliant opportunity for a creative self-starter to gain experience working in a small international development charity. You will lead our work expanding our ethical online shop and make a meaningful impact!

About Our Charity: 

The Paul Hodges Trust is a small but high impact international development charity working in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. We find and fund grassroots women's organisations delivering long-lasting change for some of the world's poorest women and girls.

About The Role: 

We are looking for someone who cares about women's rights and ending poverty who will work directly with our Co-Founder to help us grow our ethical online shop - providing decent jobs for vulnerable women in Uganda and vital income for our small charity.

The main objectives of the role are:

  1. Use digital, communication and marketing skills to help us to grow the demand and customer base for our high-quality ethical African fabric products, currently being sold on Etsy.
  2. Identify new fabric-based product opportunities and work with the team in Uganda to design, commission and launch the products in our shop.

Our products are made by talented trainee artisans in Uganda who we support to gain training and qualifications in tailoring. The sale of products through our online Etsy shop supports their livelihoods and all the profits are re-invested into our projects which support incredibly vulnerable women and girls to access education, jobs and healthcare. This means that excelling in this role will lead directly to positive outcomes in terms of how many people we can reach with life changing support in 2021.  

This is a remote working flexible role, where we would ask you to commit 1 day a week for around 2 months.  You will work directly with our Co-Founder and Head of Operations and will have a great opportunity to understand more about the working of a small but high-impact international development charity.  

Key Responsibilities: 

- Creating engaging values-driven content to market our products on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) 

- Promoting products via social media, websites, blogs, relevant apps 

- Identifying new and innovative ways to market and sell the products and reach new relevant audiences 

- Identifying sales trends and using this to support the design and growth of the shop

- Identify new fabric- based product opportunities and work with the team in Uganda to design, commission and launch new products in our online shop

- When COVID-19 conditions allow, identifying opportunities to sell our products ‘off-line’ at markets, craft fairs etc.

- When required (covering CEO holidays), packaging and despatching online orders to customers in a timely and professional manner

Who would this role suit? 

We're looking for someone with at least some digital/communications/marketing experience who cares about women's rights and would like to gain experience in fundraising, digital, comms etc in the charity sector. You need to be organised, positive, creative and with good attention to detail. You will be given responsibility to lead on this important project, so must be reliable and confident working independently.

Refreshed on: 14 January 2021
Closing date: 31 January 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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