Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness to make the most of time together, providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it for as long as it is needed.

About the role:

The Regional Team is responsible for over £900,000 of the charity’s income this financial year. Funding is sought through a multitude of avenues and as a Regional Fundraising Intern you will make a real impact in helping us to achieve these targets.

Working closely with the Regional Fundraising Assistant and Regional Fundraisers, you will be involved in researching new and existing fundraising opportunities, while gaining in-depth experience of managing and running fundraising events.

This is an unpaid volunteer position – lunch expenses covered up to £4 per day; travel expenses covered up to £10 per day

Duration: 2- 3 months

Hours: Flexible – 2/3 days per week.

What your days could involve:

  • Networking with potential supporters, representing the charity and raising awareness of what we do
  • Developing lists of potential schools and universities to approach with a view to building partnerships
  • Creating lists of beneficiary events and working with the Regional Fundraisers to secure these events
  • Administrative tasks such as thanking supporters for fundraising and learning how to use our database accurately to create records and update existing contacts
  • Managing and attending external meetings/events at supporting companies alongside Regional Fundraisers
  • Record developments and ideas from key external and internal meetings, inputting your ideas and thoughts to influence outcomes.

What we’re looking for:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – with the confidence to speak to supporters on the phone
  • The ability to create detailed and accurate research
  • Good IT skills – MS Office and preferably some database experience
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Energy and enthusiasm and a pro-active approach
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team – whilst working towards set objectives

What you can expect to gain:

  • Improved knowledge around how the third sector operates
  • Networking skills, enhancement of interpersonal skills through interaction with colleagues and supporters
  • Attending formal meetings in the offices of several supporting companies, building an understanding of how individual partnerships work
  • Training for relevant skills such as public speaking, giving presentations, CV writing and interview skills
  • Working in an office environment, using a variety of computer software
  • Introductions to other charities as a viable candidate for a starting role, if applicable.

For more information on internships at Rainbow Trust, click here

How to apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter, highlighting which intern placement you are applying for, to hr@rainbowtrust.org.uk or to find out more call HR on 01372 220 007.