This is a great opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) interested in events and fundraising to gain valuable work experience with a Scottish charity Finding Your Feet.
Payment: UK Living Wage rate of £9.30 per hour
Accountable to: Finding Your Feet
Contract: 420 hours, ideally 20-30 hours per week.
Location: Finding Your Feet HQ, St James House, 25 St James St, Paisley. PA3 2HQ. Occasional home working opportunities available.
Closing date: 10.00 a.m. on 8 January 2020.
Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 20 January 2020.
For more information on the internship programme (including British Sign Language translation) please click here
If you wish to discuss this opportunity further or need a British Sign Language interpreter to complete an application please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via Contact Scotland BSL https://contactscotland-bsl.org/. Inclusion Scotland’s contact number: 0131 370 6708.
Finding Your Feet is a Scottish registered charity supporting families affected by amputation and limb absence, regardless of age, ethnicity or background. We believe amputees with this life-long condition require support to understand, adapt and empower themselves to build a positive approach to self-manage and fulfil their full potential after limb loss.
One of our sources of income is internal fundraising events. The successful candidate will organise a series of events to be held throughout the year. They will be working with the entire team of 9 people, but more closely with our Fundraising Co-ordinator. The successful candidate would ideally have experience in event planning, however will be working closely with the team and direction will be given in all areas.
Main duties and tasks
- Research event ideas, timescales, costs & logistics
- Co-ordinate with suppliers.
- Produce detailed proposals (e.g. Timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets).
- Secure and book venues; ensuring insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are adhered to.
- Co-ordinate venue management, caterers, contractors and equipment hire.
- Identify and secure speakers / special guests / entertainment
- Securing auction & raffle prizes.
- Aid the selling of sponsorship opportunities to potential partners.
- Work with the design & marketing team on the production of advertising flyers and social media adverts.
- Track ticket sales and invoicing.
- Oversee the dismantling and removal of the event and clearing the venue efficiently.
- Tie up loose ends in regards to outstanding invoices and pickup of unclaimed prizes after events.
Essential Knowledge, skills, experience:
- Good communication, skills, and awareness of how to tailor communications to different audiences / different purposes.
- Ability to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.
- Ability to work to realistic but tight deadlines.
- Good planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise workload, with appropriate support.
- Ability to use good judgement in knowing when to act independently to make decisions / resolve problems, and when to seek further guidance / advice.
- Skilled in administrative systems and processes, including IT and Microsoft packages.
- Experience of event planning.
- An interest in, and commitment to, equalities and the cause you are raising money for is essential.
- Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals. (this is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status.)
- Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions. (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it.)
To apply for one of the We Can Work Internships you must define as disabled as under the Equality Act 2010 which defines disability as: someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
This may include:
- A physical impairment
- A sensory impairment
- A mental health condition
- A learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
- Learning disability
- Any other disability or impairment
- Diagnosed as HIV positive, or with cancer, multiple sclerosis or other long term chronic condition
- You must also be unemployed, under-employed (meaning that your current employment does not match your skills or required working pattern) and demonstrate a genuine need for the internship opportunity. For more details please see the application pack.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: Nicola Booth email@example.com
Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Wednesday 8 January 2020
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Please download and save the following documents:
Job Description: Events Internship
Candidate Privacy Notice: 2.5 Internship Candidate privacy notice
Equalities Monitoring Form: 2.4 Equalities-Monitoring-Form-2018
Internship Application guidebook: Accessing-Work-Guidebook-PDF