About the British Red Cross
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
About our internship scheme
Interns at the British Red Cross are highly valued for the skills and energy they bring to our work. We hope to provide our interns with an insight into the daily internal workings of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. The successful candidate will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities during the course of their placement. There also may be ad hoc opportunities to get involved in other areas of work where appropriate.
Your role as an intern will help make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. You will get involved in a specific project for a set length of time within one of the various departments across the UK. As you are hired to support or complete a particular piece of work, you will have a real responsibility and place in the department, bringing some of your skills and experience to the role; you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.
About this role
The Education and Engagement team builds humane and resilient communities by enabling them to understand, cope with and respond to crisis. We accomplish this by delivering sessions with different community groups, schools, and organisations that work with vulnerable people. There are three strands within this team: community-based first aid education, youth first aid education, and humanitarian education.
The Education and Engagement Marketing Intern will be responsible for marketing our education programmes, promoting our offers to organisations that work with vulnerable people. S/he will have the primary responsibility of proactively identifying marketing opportunities, with a particular focus on building up our networks with vulnerable groups – for example young offenders, carers, homeless, people with learning/physical disabilities.
To be provided by the UK Engagement team.
British Red Cross, Beckenham office
Education and Engagement
Community Based First Aid Coordinator
This internship will last for 12 weeks working 3 days each week with flexibility. This may be negotiable and can be agreed between the intern and line manager.
Using current database of partners to identify gaps in service delivery
Researching and identifying possible future partner organisations, and contributing to our current partner base
Contacting schools, institutions organisations by email, telephone and post using an updated contacts database
Promoting our education programmes
Monitoring and evaluating marketing and promotion
What we are looking for
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:
Able to communicate in writing, over the phone and in person in an accurate, clear and concise manner to various audiences
IT literate and competent working with Microsoft Word and Excel, demonstrating good attention to detail
Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge and interest of outreach and marketing would be beneficial
Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and to adhere to the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy
What we offer
A full induction, with ongoing support and supervision throughout your placement
Access to relevant