Restricted Funding Intern
UK Head Office, Moorgate, EC2Y 9AL
- This volunteering role gives you an exciting opportunity to work with one of the largest and most established non profit organisations in the UK.
About us Content
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
We are seeking an intern to volunteer with the Restricted Funding team to support fundraisers in Trust and Statutory, Corporate and Philanthropy teams. The position would be for three months, with three days per week preferred. The opportunity will provide an effective means of developing research, fundraising and communication skills, along with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the work of an international charity. You will be encouraged to take ownership over distinct projects during the three months. Depending on your skills and interests, these could include developing and/or updating cases for support; writing Disaster Fund disbursement reports; writing or maintaining project 'shopping lists' for UK and international projects; helping to write emergency appeal updates; arranging 'project inspiration sessions' with programme staff; and updating descriptions of the restricted fundraising projects across a variety of platforms. Approximately 25 per cent of the role will be focussed on administration and data processing, including using the Red Cross's database system, Ascent. Training days offered include 'Welcome Workshop' and 'Ideals in Action', the Red Cross's unique training on its fundamental principles and humanitarian law.
The Successful Applicant
We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who: Has good attention to detail; Is computer literate (in particular, Microsoft Office - ideally, Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint - and database applications); Has numerical skills; Has analytical skills; Able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks; Resident in UK.
What's on Offer
A full induction, with ongoing support and supervision throughout your placement. Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet site, e-learning facility and one-to-one career sessions or career development workshops. Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world. A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones. Reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid.