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Available Work Opportunities at ACT

African Child Trust (ACT) is a small UK registered Christian charity established with a mission to relieve and alleviate poverty of widows, orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa. At ACT we are passionate about changing lives and giving opportunities to less privilege children to achieve their potential in life. ACT is currently working in 8 countries of Africa.

Location: Our offices are located in Croydon, Surrey CR0 1XU. We are short walking distance to both East Croydon (12 minutes) and West Croydon (5 minutes) train stations.

We currently have the following vacancies:


#1 Charity Office Administrator (Volunteer) – Birmingham

African Child Trust (ACT) is a UK registered charity established with a mission to relieve and alleviate poverty of widows, orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa. At ACT we are passionate about changing lives and giving opportunities to less privilege children to achieve their potential in life. ACT is currently working in 8 countries of Africa.

We have recently opened our Midlands office to extend our presence in the Midlands and North of England.

We are looking for an experienced Office Administrator in a volunteer role to help with setting up and running the administration of the office.

Main responsibilities:

  • To provide office administration support and maintain an efficient office
  • To update and manage records, correspondence and documentation
  • To communicate appropriately with enquiries
  • To provide support for the marketing, publicity and fundraising activities
  • To assist the Director with implementing the aims and objectives of the charity

 

Experience

  • Office administration experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain office systems
  • Good level of computer literacy essential with excellent skills in Word processing and MS Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own
  • Ad hoc duties as and when required
  • Minimum good level of general education (A-levels/University degree will be beneficial)

 

Application Details

To apply, please send a current CV and covering letter detailing the experience and the skills you could bring to the role to Nicola: office@africanchildtrust.org.uk quoting the role title in the subject line.


#2 Communications & Marketing Officer (Voluntary Internship)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications & Marketing Officer to support our communications & marketing strategy in order to raise the profile of ACT. The position will be suitable for a young graduate hoping to make a career in International Development and the Charity sector.

Main responsibilities:
• Supporting the implementation of the ACT communications and marketing strategy;
• Developing effective online and media presence using social media/mainstream media;
• Maintaining the ACT website and social media platforms;
• Preparing weekly blogs for the website;
• Collecting and developing case studies and success stories that can be used as part of our on-going communications;
• Using appropriate tools to regularly check the effectiveness of communication and marketing methods.

Experience
• Proficient computer use, including spreadsheets and word processing;
• Proficient use of social media platforms;
• Excellent written and spoken English;
• Able to undertake research tasks in order to achieve a result;
• Organising and carrying out administrative tasks;
• Effective, professional and appropriate writing and communication skills.

Salary: Expenses will be covered in line with our expenses policy (Flexible up to 3 days a week)


For this position, we are looking for people with the following attributes:

• Confidence and enthusiasm about the role;
• Organised and methodical in approach to managing workload;
• Self-motivated, pro‐active, polite and have a positive attitude.

We are particularly interested in candidates who share our vision and empathise with our ethos.

Closing Date:9th March 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be informed soon after the closing date and an interview date will be arranged.

Application Details

To apply, please send a current CV and covering letter detailing the experience and skills you could bring to the role to Nicola Browne: nicola@africanchildtrust.org.uk quoting the role title in the subject line.

Please note that regrettably we may not be able to respond to every unsuccessful application.


#3 Office Administrator (Volunteer Part Time)

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced, organised and competent Office Administrator to join our team. The position will be suitable for an experienced professional with previous administration experience.

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist with our supporter care
  • Support staff with administration and projects
  • Answering telephone calls
  • Responsible for administration of office enquiries by email or telephone
  • Ad hoc duties as and when required

Experience:

  • Proficient computer use including spreadsheets and word processing
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Organising and carrying out administrative tasks
    • Effective, professional writing and communication skills

We are particularly interested in candidates who share our vision and empathise with our ethos.

Closing Date: 9th March 2018

Application Details

To apply, please send a current CV and covering letter detailing the experience and the skills you could bring to the role to Nicola: office@africanchildtrust.org.uk quoting the role title in the subject line.

Please note that regrettably we may not be able to respond to every unsuccessful application.


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