Fundraising & Communications Assistant - Kickstart Scheme Placement

Do you want to increase your employability AND make a difference?

We’re looking for a Fundraising & Communications Assistant to support the development, implementation and administration of fundraising income for the Bishop Simeon Trust, helping us achieve income targets to sustain our work for vulnerable children in South Africa. You will also support marketing and communication, with the opportunity to develop and manage your own projects.

We’re looking for somebody who can do research, analysis and presentation, as well as having good organisational skills that allow them to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively. You’ll have a hands-on and can-do attitude, be able to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail.

We’ll need you to be able to build relationships with a variety of people, so excellent interpersonal and team working skills are a must. You don’t need so speak Zulu (!) but strong and fluent written and spoken English is vital. You will be computer literate and confident using MS Office software and familiar with the major social media platforms.

An understanding of and commitment to the work of the Trust will also be very helpful – we thrive on our passion for our work! Being someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and make a difference for some of the most vulnerable children is absolutely essential to us. 

You’ll get to know great people in the UK and South Africa, learn new things and be part of a diverse and welcoming team.

If you are looking to gain work experience, increase your confidence and employability skills, showcase your ability and make a real difference, this may well be the opportunity for you.


To be eligible for the Kickstart programme you will need to be:

  • Aged 16-24
  • Unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit for 6 months or more
  • Referred by your Jobcentre Work Coach
  • Be available to work for 25 hours a week
  • Be able for the full 6-month placement and training programme

What do you get?

In return we will offer you:

  • Comprehensive induction training, with support from our teams in the UK and South Africa
  • 8 hours of employability training
  • Bi-monthly development coaching sessions for 6 months
  • Training in: Digital marketin | Presentation skills | Fundraising


Duration: 6 month placement

Location: Flexible - Home Based (preferably in Calderdale) / regularly able to join us in our Hebden Bridge HQ (in line with national restrictions).

Hours: 25 hours per week

Salary: £9.30 per hour

Apply: as soon as possible!

What should you do next?

If you are on Universal Credit and eligible for the Kickstart Scheme please contact your Work Coach to find out more about this great opportunity. They will take you through the referral and application process.

Please do not contact us directly about this great opportunity, referrals must go through your Work Coach.