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Charity Development Intern - EXPIRED

Job Title Charity Development Intern - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location London
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 18 Sep 2015
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Volunteer Intern
3 month minimum contract

We are looking for an intern who is passionate about developing their skills in Charity Development gaining hands on experience in a cause they believe in.

Charity Overview: fuelbanks and families

fuelbanks and families is a registered charity established in May 2015 . With warmth, consideration and respect we deliver immediate solutions and longer-term support to local families dealing with the cruel impact poverty has on family life. We work with families in crisis who are referred to us via the Wandsworth Foodbank and are experiencing low income, debt, benefit delays, sickness, are unemployed or are facing another crisis. Our role involves repaying debt and adding credit to prepaid meters, so helping families to fuel their homes and cook food for their families. 

We also provide dedicated debt management support and advice through our partnership with the local Citizens Advice Bureau. In addition discretionary grants are available for children's educational needs or to support parent's training to improve their opportunities and income levels.

Benefits to the Intern:

  • Hands on work experience with families in need.
  • Responsibility given for project work.
  • Work shadowing will be available.
  • Internship will be tailored to give maximum benefit to the intern, dependent on area of interest.
  • Intern’s principle function

This is an exciting time to join this new charity and gain valuable experience with the charitable sector. The role will provide the intern with the direct experience with our families within the multiple food banks we operate within. You will issue fuel vouchers, grant applications and signposting families to relevant organisations. The role requires providing administrative support to the Office Manager and fuelbanks team. Areas of development for the charity will include fundraising initiatives and individual development of projects based on areas of interest.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Regular Foodbank sessions, working with families in fuel crisis and further signposting, where suitable to support the family.
  • Data entry and qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Project based work in fundraising or other area of interest.
  • Social media opportunities.

Person specification:

  • An interest in working within the community sector and vulnerable families
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good organisational skills
  • An ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work efficiently
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good computer literacy and good understanding of Microsoft office, Excel, word and social media
  • Commitment to fuelbanks and families mission
  • Educated to degree level (or currently studying for undergraduate)

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to

Closing date 14th October 2015

All candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be notified via email after the application- all interviews will be held shortly after.

This role is for 3 days per week. These days are flexible but cannot be changed once agreed.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK at the time of application.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF306 | Published: 18th Sep 2015