Junior Fundraising Copywriter Intern

Closing date: Monday 11 December 2023

Location: As part of the internship recommendations, this role will be a mix of office based and hybrid working.

Salary: £24,300 - 9 months fixed term - Full time 37.5 hours per week

Want to work with a team that does something worthwhile? We are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – and this has been recognised by The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list.

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support.

To support people affected by macular disease now, the Macular Society provides a range of support, information and services. Our research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to Beat Macular Disease forever.

We are partnering with Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to create an internship opportunity for blind or partially sighted people to gain valuable work experience and training opportunities within the charity sector. Full details on the Get Set Progress Internship programme can be found in our job description.

The role

We are looking for a junior fundraising copywriter intern to join us under the TPT Get Set Progress programme. Monday to Thursday you will be working with our Engagement team, with Friday dedicated to your TPT Intern programme activities.

Delivering engaging and relevant content across multiple channels is critical in attracting and retaining support from our members, our donors, our beneficiaries, healthcare professionals and our volunteers. As junior fundraising copywriter you will contribute to creating high quality copy across the whole organisation that engages audiences and ensures our content is fit for purpose.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of writing for different audiences and knowledge on how to adapt copy appropriately; with your attention to detail and exceptional written English and grammar skills, you will help bring fresh angles to the team; you will use your creative judgement to put words in context with the wider journey and current affairs.

If you have excellent team working skills and can work independently, with the ability to multitask and prioritise multiple work streams then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we provide a great working culture – we do something worthwhile and are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – as recognised by our inclusion in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list. 

We offer flexible working options, 26 days annual leave, rising to 27 after one years’ service, the ability to buy or sell annual leave, supportive family policies, and 6% pension contribution. To read about our benefits in more detail, see link below.

We are passionate about treating people fairly and as equals, doing so is instinctive to us. We know that to Beat Macular Disease for all we have work to do. That’s why we are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds who have the skills and experience we are looking for. We particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups, to help ensure what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

As part of the internship recommendations this role will be a mix of office based and hybrid working.

For a full job description and person specification, please see below.

To apply: please email your CV with a covering letter to: recruitment@macularsociety.org 

Closing date: 11 December 2023

Interviews: 19 December 2023

This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a person who is blind or partially sighted, in line with The Equality Act 2010.


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