Kickstart your career in marketing and communications

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29th April 2021

By Goods For Good

Are you someone that’s passionate about issues such as Period Poverty, the environment, Homelessness and the Refugee crisis? We’re looking for someone who cares about these issues and wants to make a difference. Our marketing team is key to communicating the work we do, telling the story of our work in a way that is engaging to our sponsors, donors and funders, so we can support the most vulnerable communities in need in the UK and overseas.

 

We’re offering a rare and exciting opportunity to get into the world of marketing. You don’t need any previous experience, all we’re asking for is the right attitude and a willingness to learn.


For 7 years Goods For Good has been delivering essentials, dignity and hope to the most vulnerable in need. We work to alleviate poverty and reduce waste by delivering essential, life-changing goods to those in urgent need in the UK and internationally. We support those that are homeless, isolated, elderly, single-parent families, refugees, asylum seekers and people with mental health conditions. And we do this by delivering everyday essentials goods that you and I take for granted. Since the charity started in 2014 we’ve supported over 3 million people round the world delivering over £31 million worth of essential aid. In the last 12 months alone, our small team has reached over 1million people delivering over £6million worth of essentials such as clothing, footwear, underwear and bedding, nappies, food, hygiene goods, toiletries and medical equipment. So when we say you really can make a difference in this role, we mean it.

 

We've provided a bit more detail about the role and how to apply below.  If you're still interested after reading that, we'd love to hear from you.

 

Job Details

As part of the government's Kickstart Scheme we are looking for a Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator to join the team. This job is funded by the government's Kickstart Scheme and therefore is only open to candidates eligible to apply via the job centre. Kickstart Scheme jobs are only available for Universal Credit claimants aged 16 to 24 who are referred to you by DWP. If you think you may be eligible, please discuss with your job centre work coach as soon as possible.

 

Role: Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator

Hours: 20-hours per week (flexible)

Contract Type: 6-month contract to start

Salary: National minimum wage

Location: Our offices are based in Watford, WD25 5AD however this could be a remote, home-working  position.

 

Role Summary
We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator to support our Marcomms Manager take us to the next stage of growth. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone looking to start their career in Social Media and Digital Marketing. We are looking for a team player to support our current marketing and communications activities. You should be passionate about you work, as well as helping people in need, international development, and environmental sustainability.

 

Key Responsibilities
- Assist in the creation and editing of written, video, and photo content
- Support in the development and curation of engaging content for our social media platforms
- Interact and respond to social media posts, developing discussions with our partners as well as key influencers and organisations we could engage with

 

Key Competencies

- A competent communicator - writing is a key part of this role so you should be comfortable adapting your style to engage different audiences
- Be able to work prioritise your workload to be able to adapt to changing requests 
- Be self-aware and able to demonstrate empathy
-  Show initiative and the ability to work without day-to-day guidance
- Attention to detail and pride in delivering high-quality work
 

How To Apply
This job is funded by the Government Kickstart scheme and therefore is only open to candidates eligible to apply via the job centre. If you think you may be eligible, please discuss with your job centre work coach as soon as possible. Find out more information here: https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/

 

Just as Goods For Good serves everyone around the world regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or age, we welcome applications from everyone who meets the eligibility criteria.