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Digital Communications Intern - EXPIRED

Job Title Digital Communications Intern - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location London
Salary Limited travel expenses and lunch allowance paid
Job Published 23 Aug 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Length of contract: 4-6 months (to start as soon as possible)

Location: The Foundry, 17-19 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

Remuneration: Limited travel expenses and lunch allowance paid.


Right To Play is a global organisation that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

We train thousands of local community leaders and teachers to become volunteer coaches. They coach children in specially designed games to equip them with learning, health and social skills to help overcome the effects of poverty, disease and war.

Our work is facilitated by approximately 620 international staff, 14,900 volunteer Coaches and 300+ Athlete Ambassadors. Our programmes are in 20 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. With an annual operating budget of $46.5M CAD, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has National Offices in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Right To Play UK was established in 2006 and is aiming to raise £2.5 million in 2016. For more information, please refer to our website:


This internship position will provide an invaluable opportunity to gain essential skills and experience in the key aspects of digital communications – social media, email marketing and website content strategy – for a leading international play-based charity. Professional references will be offered at the end of the placement.

Right To Play UK has a broad range of audiences and communications priorities. From highlighting the positive impact we have in the communities in which we work, to growing our Women’s Network, to trying to fill spaces at our sponsored endurance events and corporate sports quiz. The role will give an overview of strategic content planning as well as hands-on content production experience.

Reporting to the Digital & Communications Manager, the Digital Communications Intern will be working to support Right To Play UK’s communications work across our portfolio of campaigns, events and supporter engagement initiatives.


  • To work with the Digital & Communications Manager to develop RTP UK’s social media presence, including growing followings by planning and executing targeted editorial content, campaigns and exploring new platforms.
  • To produce content for the Right To Play website, including re-writing and enhancing existing content, and producing original pieces as required. For example, growing our fundraising content.
  • To produce beautiful and engaging emails for our supporters, including our regular newsletter and pre and post event communications.
  • Other projects and activities as requested by the Digital & Communications Manager


E          Essential (must have)
D          Desirable (asset)

Experience and skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills E
  • Knowledge of producing digital content, including for website, email and social media E
  • Knowledge and experience of major social media platforms (including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram) E
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (or other image editing software) E
  • Experience of analysing and using data to inform strategy and decision making D
  • Knowledge of MailChimp (or other email broadcasting software) D
  • Knowledge of HTML D
  • Experience in fundraising and/or the charity sector D
  • Proven track record of being able to conduct thorough research D
  • Knowledge and understanding of International Development D

Competencies / personal attributes

  • Knowledge of and passion for communications and all things ‘digital’ E
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of working with members of the public, consumers, customers or donors E
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage a varied workload E
  • Ability to work flexibly & collaboratively in a team with enthusiasm and commitment E
  • Excellent attention to detail E
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines E


Working hours: 9AM – 5PM, 5 days per week (negotiable if part-time paid work is required to supplement the internship). This internship may require occasional evening work, for which time off in lieu may be taken.

Holidays: Unpaid; time off to be agreed with line manager


CV and covering letter. In your covering letter, please illustrate how you meet the person specification for this role, including your motivation for applying. Please email these documents to Olie Macmillan at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as and when they are received. Candidates for interview will be contacted to arrange a date for the interview. A written test will be included in the interview process.

Equal Opportunities: Right To Play is committed to promoting equal opportunities in all aspects of our business, and maximising the potential of all employees and associates through fair and equal treatment. We strive to ensure that all of our policies and practices support these aims and principles and works towards an environment where all employees and associates can develop their potential regardless of disability, race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, trans-gender status, belief or political opinion.


Ref: EXPIRED - LF800 | Published: 23th Aug 2016