Volunteer Web/Games/App. Developers

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 Director, we are looking for interns to work for a period of at least 3 months, for a minimum of 2 days a week.

The successful candidates will be working on developing web content/improving the website Developing games/apps to feature on our website or be used to develop project microsites. We would also like the successful candidate to be keen to use their experience/skills to develop resources and projects that will be engaging and interactive for project users and incorporate use of social media. Applicants should be also able to /be willing to learn how to use wordpress content management systems, and be responsible for upkeep of their own content. Applicants must be flexible enough to undertake duties outside the remit of this JD upon request from management.

Interns should have:

  • Qualifications or good experience in web/games or app development
  • A good general knowledge of back-end IT and CMS systems (especially word press).
  • An interest in social cohesion/ diversity.
  • Experience using/embedding social media.
  • 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 paul.caton@greatbritishcommunity.org 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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