Community and Events Intern


Title: Community and Events Intern | Part-time paid internship | £9 P/H

Industry: Creative industries

Role/Sector: Events

Location: Hertfordshire

Placement: Internship (part-time)

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £10 (per article)

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Duration: 6 months

Time commitment: up to 3 days p/w (flexible)

Location: Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Pay: £9 per hour (UK Living Wage)

 

A Community and Events Assistant internship with the A-T Society is the ideal way to gain a wide range of practical experience as a fundraiser. As part of a small but dedicated team working for a highly-effective medical-condition charity you will work with colleagues on a variety of different fundraising initiatives as well as having responsibility for your own projects.

2019 marks the Society’s 30th anniversary and amongst the events you’ll be helping with are a reception in the House of Commons and our Hope Ball, along with our annual Family Weekend and Activity Weekend. You will also assist with a range of office-based tasks, including communicating with supporters and others via social media.

The position is based in the Society’s offices in Harpenden. The site has ample parking and is a short walk from the town centre and station.

 

Responsibilities

These will be very varied but will almost certainly include:

· Contacting and keeping in touch with supporters and fundraisers, both by phone and online, to encourage them and offer support

· Packing up and sending out support materials

· Preparing and sending out publicity, information, invitations etc

· Contacting and dealing with venues and other companies to make arrangements for events

· Preparing and packing up materials for events

· Preparing and publishing via social media items to promote and publicise events and the achievements of our supporters

· Attending events both to help with the organisation and to engage

· Online research – perhaps of venues, events, potential sponsors, information – anything really

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • be enthusiastic, motivated and keen to learn new skills
  • be able to work on their own initiative
  • have a confident manner in talking to others whether in person or on the phone
  • be able to build a positive rapport with people quickly
  • be well-organised and conscientious in their work
  • have experience of helping to organise events and/ or with fundraising
  • be able to write clearly and accurately and in a style appropriate to the audience
  • be confident in using a range of social media
  • be sensitive to the impact that A-T can have on the lives of those living with it and comfortable in dealing with the emotions that this can occasionally give rise to
  • be comfortable working as part of a team

About the condition

Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T, is a neurodegenerative, genetic condition which affects many parts of the body, causing increasingly severe physical disability from early childhood and premature death. It is progressive, affecting the cerebellum, the body’s motor-control centre, and in 70% of cases weakens the immune system, leading to respiratory disorders. It also significantly increases the chance of childhood leukaemia and other cancers. While A-T is rare, it is estimated that in the UK more than 1 person in 200 people carries the faulty gene.

The organisation

The A-T Society is a national charity providing information and support to people affected by A-T and funding and promoting research. Our positive philosophy of Live well with A-T expresses our commitment to provide the information and support to enable people with A-T and their families to live their lives to the full. At the same time, we work to improve treatments and to stimulate and fund research which will ultimately find a cure.

We have excellent relationships with people living with A-T and with leading clinicians and researchers, in the UK and abroad. We are the only organisation in the UK supporting people with A-T and funding research, and one of the most active at international level. The information and guidance we provide is accessed by people from around the world.

More information about the condition and the Society is available on our website: www.atsociety.org.uk

 

Applications

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter setting out why you are interested in this position to william@atsociety.org.uk.. The closing date for applications is 9:00 am on Monday 11 March.

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