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Supporter Engagement Volunteer

Responsible to: Supporter Engagement Manager

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

Support: Travel and lunch expenses reimbursed

Hours: Minimum 7 hours per week for three months

Location: Home working

Application: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements in the personal specification and why you are interested in this role to [email protected]

Please note that due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Context of the role

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, 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 understanding of key areas of fundraising.

You will provide support for the fundraising team, with a focus on supporter engagement and individual giving. You will have a broad and varied role: supporting communication with our valued supporters, processing donations, contributing to the accurate maintenance of the database, and supporting more generally with campaigns and fundraising activities.

You will support the Supporter Engagement Manager to grow our brand recognition through social media and other digital channels, as well as newsletters, postal appeals and other promotional materials. This is an opportunity to use your creativity!

The variety of work and exposure across our fundraising function will serve as an excellent introduction if you’re keen to get into the sector.

 

About Health Poverty Action

At Health Poverty Action, we work alongside ignored communities worldwide who refuse to accept the injustices that deny people a healthy life. In Guatemala, we stand with local midwives to fight the discrimination that stops Indigenous women giving birth in health centres. In the UK, we highlight how the legacy of colonialism has caused the devastating global health and inequality we see today.

We don’t pick the easiest road, we pick the one that will make the biggest difference to people’s lives. That’s why our local team in Myanmar will trek for six weeks through the freezing mountains to run health training courses. It’s why we join forces with communities in remote Somaliland villages, supporting people to demand better transport links to health facilities. Our approach partners us with some of the most remote and marginalised communities around the world.

And it’s why we confront policy issues that are complex and sometimes controversial, like the fact that the ‘war on drugs’ has only made inequality – and health – worse. Taking on these barriers to health doesn’t make our job easy. But, just like the communities we work with around the world, we won’t accept the status quo if it takes away someone’s chances of living a healthy life.

We urgently need to see health differently. If we want to make the world healthier, we need to look at the whole picture of what makes millions of people miss out on basic healthcare. We need to ask difficult questions. We need to confront the big issues.

Because missing out on health isn’t inevitable. Neither is poverty. They are caused by discrimination, by racism, by companies, by governments. These are decisions made by people in power – and that means we can change them. By seeing health differently, and its links to poverty, we can build a healthier future.

 

At Health Poverty Action we actively value diversity and promote equality and inclusion. We also value and respect lived experience relevant to our work to tackle injustice and create a fairer, more equal world. We actively discuss how to be more representative and inclusive, and encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, and varied skill sets, to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to hear from people from historically underrepresented groups.

 

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements in the personal specification and why you are interested in this role to [email protected]

We will accept ongoing applications until 15th June 2022 and multiple positions may be available if there are more than one qualified candidate.

Please note that due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please find the job description/person specification linked below.

 

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Role Description