Closing date: 14 March 2021
Job Type: Paid
About CHASE Africa
CHASE Africa is a growing international development NGO working with local partners organisations in East Africa. Our vision is healthy and wealthy communities living in harmony with their natural environment in fragile ecosystems in East Africa.
We achieve our vision by giving women and girls, men and boys, choice over the timing, number and spacing of their children, enabling access to healthcare, and supporting communities to protect their natural environment.
Over the last 8 years, CHASE Africa has provided over 750,000 healthcare and 250,000 family planning services, planted 173,000 trees in 281 schools and restored 200 acres of forest with 73,000 trees. Over the last 5 years, income has grown from £98,000 to over £500,000.
In the next 5 years, CHASE Africa aims to increase its impact in East Africa through expanding our programmes and reaching more remote communities with the greatest needs. To achieve this, we will diversify and increase income streams, doubling our income by the end of 2025.
The Communications and Engagement Coordinator will play a key role in helping to achieve these targets. They will join a small, friendly team based near Frome in Somerset.
Communications and Engagement Coordinator
The Communications and Engagement Coordinator will lead on communications and supporter engagement through producing excellent and compelling communications materials. You will build audiences through managing CHASE Africa’s social media platforms, website, print materials and press relations. The Coordinator will play a pivotal role in communicating CHASE Africa’s work in East Africa to engage existing supporters and attract new followers and funders, helping to achieve our strategic objectives.
The Coordinator will work closely with the fundraising and programmes team, as well as local partner organisations, to create and communicate appealing stories and content which inspires members of the public to support our work. The aim of the role is to engage supporters with our work, increase individual giving through campaigns, social media and our website and catalyse new opportunities.
This position reports to the Senior Fundraising Coordinator and is based in the UK office near Frome. Some remote working may be possible.
Hours, Renumeration and Contract
This role is a 2-year fixed term contract. The role is initially for 2 days a week, with the potential to increase subject to funding.
The salary offered is £23,000 - £25,000 full-time equivalent (£9,200 – £10,000 for 2 days a week), depending on experience.
CHASE Africa is committed to providing staff with opportunities to develop relevant skills through internal and external training.
Start Date: as soon as possible.
A. Coordinate CHASE Africa’s external communications
B. Lead on supporter engagement and campaigns
C. Build communications capacity within CHASE Africa’s partner network
D. Other Responsibilities and Tasks
Person Specification: Skills and Experiences
How to apply
Please apply with your CV and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining why you want the job and how you meet the person specification.
Applications should be sent via email to Naomi Hope [email protected]
Deadline for applications 9am 15th March 2021.
Interviews (remotely as appropriate) are expected to be held on 22nd and 23rd March
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