Reports to: Tom Williams, Technical Director
Hours: 16 hours per week, flexible (between Monday and Thursday; 7 am – 6 pm)
Contract / Pay: 6 months; £11 per hour
This is an exciting role within a small, friendly, and growing international development charity. You will be working alongside the team to bring project updates and events to life through social media, newsletters and public relations.
- Preparing newsletters
- Preparing/scheduling social media content
- Coordinating public relations
- Preparing and distributing press releases
- Updating Ambassadors/Stakeholders (fundraising and collection partnerships)
- Drafting copy for fundraising communications
- Communications strategy planning
Skills you should have already:
We are looking for a friendly, motivated and professional person to be part of our communications team.
- Experience with public relations
- Good organisational skills
- Great collaboration and communication skills
- Excellent written communication in the English language
- Creativity and storytelling skills
- Experience with scheduling and creating social media content
- A commitment to Legs4Africa’s value of ethical, positive storytelling that portrays subjects with dignity, agency and humanity
What will the Communications Assistant achieve within 6 months?
- Have knowledge that their work has supported the growth and impact of our organisation.
- Planning and implementing communications schedule in line with the strategy.
- Successfully delivered 2 large fundraising campaigns
You will also learn a lot about prosthetic legs, how they work and how they benefit people with limb loss.
Being part of a value-driven international development organisation. Pension plan in which the organisation pays 5% on top of your earnings. Internal and external training and support.
Who are Legs4Africa
Legs4Africa is the charity that gets people walking again in sub-Saharan Africa. We collect prosthetic legs destined for landfill, dismantle them into parts and then ship them over to partner hospitals across sub-Saharan Africa. The parts are then used to build or repair legs for people who otherwise may never walk again. Since 2014, we have sent enough parts to build over 10,000 prosthetic legs. Our work also focuses on aiding emotional rehabilitation for amputees by working with community groups and sharing online resources and improving prosthetic and orthotics services in these countries by funding training for prosthetists and funding upgrades for orthopaedic workshops.”
How to apply
Please send a CV and a cover letter (less than 1 page) or a video that explains how your skills and interests match this role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 15th November 2022
We are an equal opportunities employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with disabilities, gender variant individuals and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the charity sector.