Fundraising Volunteers and Interns

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a young, innovative charity to help us make a mark with our first exciting project launch.

At Link Up (UK) we aim to deal with issues of citizenship by developing projects that promote a sense of community and belonging.  The Great British Community project takes a truly innovative approach to this arena, as we will be combating racism and prejudice by highlighting the positives and benefits that diversity has brought to the UK.

Throughout British history, diversity has added to the identity and make up of Britain today.  Whether it’s our language, or music and foods and products which have come from different communities but have been absorbed into the British identity – diversity has truly benefitted this country.

Due to launch in 2013, the Great British Community will be a fully interactive programme using the media and the internet to get this message across to the widest audiences.  And each year we will run a special campaign to further promote the benefits that diversity has brought.

We are looking for interns to support the development of this project.  Reporting into the project Director, we are looking for interns to work for a period of at least 3 months, for a minimum of 2 days a week.

This role will suit someone with experience in fundraising, who is looking to develop their skills.  The successful candidates will have written applications, be they to Trusts, Companies or High Net Worth individuals.

Interns should have:

Experience of Trust/Corporate/High Net Worth fundraising.

A confident phone manner.

An interest in social cohesion/ diversity.

The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at all levels.

The ability to plan and manage projects successfully and to work independently and with initiative, prioritising own workload and meeting deadlines.

Dedication to completing work to the highest standard and ability to think imaginatively.

Ability to use MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint to a competent level

To apply, send your c.v. along with a covering letter outlining why you would like to apply for this role, and outlining your relevant experience to by the 31st March 2013.

We are looking for applicants to start as soon as possible, but we are flexible on start dates. Interviews will take place within 2 weeks of receipt of successful applications, and we may appoint before the closing date.

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