Salary - £19,235

Contract – Full time (35 hours), Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 22 September

Interview dates: 28 September/ 1 October (please note that due to Coronavirus all our interviews are taking place virtually for the foreseeable future)

Reference Number: FFMCFAM

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, with over 89,000 grants and services worth over £33 million provided in 2018/19. We are continuing to adapt to the impact of Covid-19 and are doing everything we can to ensure we provide this essential grant support when it is needed the most. Joining the team at this time, you will play a vital role in providing invaluable support to the Communications team within the organisation.

As Marketing and Communications Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the team in promoting our grants and services to families through a variety of online and offline methods. You will play a crucial role in helping raise the profile of Family Fund through events, content creation, campaigns and family engagement and support the collection and creation of family stories across different media.

Main duties include:

  • Identifying, collecting and writing up family stories to demonstrate Family Fund’s impact and outcomes (including conducting interviews and supporting with the collection of family-written blogs).
  • Maintaining a database of family stories that allows for easy identification of stories to meet various organisational objectives, and recommend particular family stories to incorporate into external communications.
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for sharing families’ voices through our communication channels, measuring against other charities and organisations to identify new ideas and best practice..
  • Working with Senior Content and Story Officer on the co-ordination of photography and video shoots, including preparing families for interviews.
  • Supporting the Media Relations Manager with media work including press features and queries and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Working alongside the Events and Outreach Co-ordinator to assist in the development, promotion and implementation of the promotional events programme.

To be considered for this role you should come to us with experience dealing with a range of external and internal stakeholders and of writing for public audiences. You should be a confident user of social media, email, and digital communication tools and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. The role will require you to handle confidential information and deal with individuals in sensitive situations so you should be a clear and open communicator able to demonstrate empathy and listen to others.

Organised, hard-working and courteous you should be a pro-active self-starter that is both adaptable and resilient to work demands and committed to achieving the objectives of our fantastic organisation.

This role would ordinarily be based at our offices in Monk’s Cross (York) however, as a result of Coronavirus, we have transitioned this team to enable them to work effectively from home. Here at Family Fund the health and wellbeing of our staff is of paramount importance and as a home-worker you will be given all the support you need to join our team remotely, and transition back into the office when it is appropriate to do so.

Here at Family Fund we are committed to staff development whilst offering excellent benefits, including flexi-time, competitive annual leave entitlement (which increases with length of service), yearly salary reviews, which are linked to performance, and above all a professional, fun working environment where a positive work-life balance is encouraged.

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This truly is a varied and interesting role that provides an opportunity to join a team directly impacting the lives of children and young people across the UK. If it sounds like something of interest, please send your CV and Covering Letter to [email protected].

We are also currently recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Assistant - Digital, which is a role focused more on supporting our digital communications. Please specify on your email which role you are interested in, or if you would like to be considered for both.

Please include the following reference number in the subject line, when applying FFMCFAM.