Supporter Engagement Assistant

Job Title: Supporter Engagement Assistant

Responsible to: Supporter Engagement Manager

Job purpose: To support the effective functioning of the fundraising and communications teams with a focus on supporter engagement

Salary: £21,875, increasing to £24,993 (inclusive of London weighting)

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 at 11:59 pm

Interview dates: Monday, 19 August 2019

Please complete Health Poverty Action’s application form and send to: [email protected]

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted, and due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Are you keen to get into the charity sector? Are you looking to develop your skills in fundraising and communications? This might be the right opportunity for you!

The Supporter Engagement Assistant role offers a variety of work and exposure across the communications and fundraising teams, and will serve as an excellent introduction to international development and charity sectors. You will develop your skills through interaction with colleagues and supporters and gain valuable experience of multi-tasking in a busy office environment.

Health Poverty Action acts in solidarity with health workers, activists and communities worldwide to improve health and challenge the causes of poverty.

Our distinct approach can be summarised as a combination of three features:

• We approach health as an issue of social justice
Health is a human right that many are currently denied. The greatest causes of poor health worldwide are political, social and economic injustices. We tackle these complex root causes of social injustice in two ways. Firstly, we work in partnership with communities to help them take back the power to improve their own health. Secondly, we campaign on a national and international level to change policy, and destroy unjust power relations.

• We prioritise those missed out by others
We believe in health for all, without exclusion. Development organisations tend to cluster together, which leaves large populations with almost no support at all. People may be living in hard to reach areas, or are difficult to support for some other reason. We make these most neglected populations our highest priority.

• We address the full range of factors which impact on health
Health is a combination of physical, mental and social wellbeing. As well as strengthening health services we work on areas such as nutrition, water, sanitation, gender discrimination, and income generation. Tackling one cause of poor health in isolation can give the appearance of improving health in the short term, but tackling numerous factors together saves lives.

We are acutely aware of how our own power dynamics as an organisation impact on the people we work with, and we work in partnership with communities to create long term relationships built on trust.

We are part of a global movement for health justice – the People’s Health Movement (PHM). The PHM is today’s embodiment of the primary health care movement and the radical vision it set out continues to rally health workers and policy makers worldwide. This quote from the founding document of this movement, the People’s Health Charter, sums up the essence of Health Poverty Action’s values and identity:

“Health is a social, economic and political issues and above all a fundamental human right. Inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence and injustice are at the root of ill-health and the deaths of poor and marginalised people. Health for all means that powerful vested interests have to be challenged, and that political and economic priorities have to be drastically changed. This Charter encourages people to develop their own solutions, and to hold accountable local authorities, national governments, international organisations and corporations.”

In 2017 we formed a strategic partnership with Find Your Feet. The partnership ensures Find Your Feet’s livelihoods work will continue through Health Poverty Action.


Health Poverty Action has lots of exciting and ambitious fundraising ideas in the pipeline over the coming year. Having joined together with Find Your Feet, our team has grown, and it’s important for us to streamline our work and processes to ensure maximum efficiency.

This position presents a unique chance to learn about the work of two progressive international development NGOs. It will also be an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding in all the key areas of fundraising and communications.

You will provide support for the whole fundraising team, with a focus on supporter engagement and individual giving. You will have a broad and varied role: communicating with our valued supporters, processing donations, ensuring the accurate maintenance of the database, and supporting more generally with campaigns and fundraising activities. There will also be opportunity to take ownership of your own projects that will engage and grow our supporter base.

You will support the Media and Communications Manager to grow our brand recognition, providing content social media and other digital channels, as well as creating engaging written content for newsletters, blogs and other promotional materials. This is an opportunity to use your creativity!

This is an exciting and varied role, but don’t worry if you don’t hit every part of the job description. We have ambitious ideas and goals, but the most important thing to us is finding someone with the right attitude, ambition and ability to grow into the role.

Health Poverty Action recognises that all adults and children have equal rights to protection from abuse and exploitation. Health Poverty Action condemns exploitation and inappropriate behaviour and is committed to taking action for the protection of programme participants.

At Health Poverty Action we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst all of our staff and everyone we work with. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to hear from ethnic minority candidates.

Thank you for considering working with Health Poverty Action.

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