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Church Urban Fund

CUF was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years. Our vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

We work through the Church of England’s local parish networks, and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in neighbourhoods.

We work by building trust, empowering local people to have a go at addressing the areas of greatest need in their communities, and speaking out against injustice.

We are committed to working through relational partnerships which bring about long-term, sustainable change by mobilising local people to be the source of the change they want to see and to use the assets already available in their community.

We bring about change in three ways.

Through the Together Network, a network of local relational partnerships, we work with churches, national and local government, charities and foundations, as well as individual supporters, to bring about positive change in communities.

We run themed, National Programmes to support local communities in bringing about the change they want to see.

Application deadline: 

We are seeking a talented and passionate individual who wants to build on their communications and marketing experience. The role will be assisting the Fundraising team with all comms-based support, including social media, newsletters, photography and website support. Opportunity for training and experience on a wealth of systems from Raiser’s Edge database, MS Packages (Word/Excel), to Google Analytics and AdWords to experience using website CMS platforms and advanced social media management. This role would be ideal for someone who wants to gain vital comms and digital experience.

Role Aim: 

Church Urban Fund is looking for an enthusiastic Fundraising Communications and Media Assistant, based at the London Head Office. We are seeking a talented and passionate individual who wants to build on their communications and marketing experience. The role will be assisting the Fundraising team with all comms-based support, including social media, newsletters, photography and website support.

Duties: 

• Assisting with administering the CUF Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Canver accounts.

• Increasing CUF’s photography capacity by attending events, launches, and campaigns all over England, taking photographs and videos of our supporters.

• Blog writing and publishing for CUF.

• Maintaining CUF’s photography database by uploading photos and ensuring they have corresponding permissions for use.

• Assisting with sending out letters, emails and reports to our supporters.

• Opening postal mail from our supporters.

• Answering telephone queries and assisting the Head of Supporter Development with sending appeals and updates.

• Reviewing CUF’s website pages and helping to update them where needed using creative, fresh and new ideas.

• Assisting our JV network with website development, creating website pages and content, and possible delivery of website training.

• Supporting with updates on the database, website and YouTube channel (uploading videos).

Skills needed: 

Basic knowledge of MS Office packages, as well as digital skills using social media, understanding audience bases etc.

Training: 

Raiser’s Edge training, Excel, Word and PowerPoint training. Google analytics and AdWords training. Design tool training offered.

Location: 
27 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3AZ
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
9-5
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here