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We are looking for a new graduate who is interested in working in the voluntary sector.


Closing Date:  6 pm on 14th November.  Please send CV that gives evidence of skills and experience as per the job description and person spec.

Interviews:  Afternoon of Thursday 16th November


SALARY:  £9.75 per hour (£18,280 pa)

HOURS:  37.5  per week

DURATION:  50 weeks  for 12 January 2018



Areas of responsibility: 

  • Develop effective communication strategies that align with Ignite’s organisational strategic objectives, meet the needs of our existing financial / non-financial supporters and inspire new audiences using the whole spectrum of communications
  • Manage and significantly grow Ignite’s presence through current, new and emerging social media platforms
  • Lead on celebrity engagement
  • Plan and deliver two community and profile raising events
  • Develop, maintain and update content on Ignite’s website
  • Analyse all aspects of communications to strengthen the Ignite brand
  • Work with the fundraiser to increase financial support from individual donors and corporates
  • Create and circulate an online newsletter to this growing number of followers
  • Develop an Ignite case study database to inform fundraising initiatives
  • Manage information and record fundraising activity on the data base
  • Oversee the production of fundraising materials, including paper and online (eg Crowdfunder)
  • Develop relationships with fundraising individuals



  • Be an ambassador for Ignite to stakeholders and the public, representing the organisation to enquirers and delivering the purpose of the organisation to those whom the organisation serves.
  • To participate in weekly team meetings and regular supervision sessions.
  • To undertake training as required.
  • To undertake such other duties as the management may from time to time require.




A recognised Communications or Fundraising qualification


Experience and Skills:


  • Background in creating digital and print copy / materials
  • Understanding of how to use social media to promote an organisation
  • Excellent MS Office skills, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other graphics/presentation package
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the role
  • Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of how to create email newsletters



  • Understanding of marketing and PR
  • Hold a current driving licence.
  • Access to a private vehicle for work use.
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.



  • A creative, confident and articulate individual able to communicate effectively and inspire others
  • Able to work effectively independently as well as part of a small team
  • Transparent and honest
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic
  • Able to work to deadlines and manage competing priorities
  • A self starter.


We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, Therefore candidates must be willing to undergo child protection screening including DBS and past employer references.