Rainbow Trust

The Community team manages various Rainbow Trust community events and also the charity’s representation at various events organised by third parties and supporters. With this in mind, the Community team targets three main income streams: golf clubs, schools and volunteer fundraising.

The fundraising intern will provide general support to the team, both in the office and at events, and also have at least one of their own projects.

Overall responsibilities: Administratively supporting the work of the Rainbow Trust community team in organising and promoting various fundraising events and assisting with the management and care of various supporters.

Activities and responsibilities:

  • Communicating internally with the team and other colleagues, and externally with supporters.
  • Logging important information on the database.
  • Providing important support at events and representing Rainbow Trust to the public.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly meetings with the community team.

A typical day might involve:

Supporter Care

  • Contacting previous participants to encourage them to participate in events and fundraise again.
  • Sending out fundraising materials to supporters.
  • Updating supporter information on the database, ensuring that it is always up to date.
  • Dealing with supporter queries and requests, for example, assisting them with finding raffle prizes for events etc.

Representing Rainbow Trust at various events and meetings

  • Meeting supporters and representing Rainbow Trust, being able to answer questions in a friendly and appropriate manner.
  • Assisting with the set-up of equipment and materials at events.
  • Input any thoughts and ideas that you might have.
  • Taking notes at external meetings as required.

General administration

  • Writing letters and emails to existing and potential supporters.
  • Calling supporters in a polite and confident manner.
  • Providing ad-hoc administrative support to other members of the community team.
  • General office administration – Filing, laminating, photocopying etc.
  • Conducting necessary research on behalf of the community team.

You can expect to gain experience in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of how the third sector operates
  • Working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Using various computer software including a database
  • Research skills
  • Both written and verbal communication, internally and externally
  • Event organising

Person Specification

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills – MS office
  • Ability to undertake research as instructed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Great attention to detail
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Ability to see a task through to the end.
  • Happy, ‘can-do’ approach to work

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and CV, highlighting which intern placement you are applying for, to louise.whitby@rainbowtrust.org.uk or to find out more call Louise on 01372 220 007.