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8 months ago
Inspiring Interns
Salary: £15,000
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Graduate Marketing Jobs
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The Albert Kennedy Trust is a national LGBT Youth Homelessness charity, who help young people facing homelessness as a result of being a part of the LGBT community.

This is a 3 month internship paying £1,250 per month with the potential to be extended or convert to a permanent job.

How can you expect to spend your day?

You will work closely with the charity’s Communication Specialist and CEO to engage young people across all areas of communications including public affairs, social media, press and PR, digital communications such as website and newsletter content. This is an excellent internship for a recent graduate looking to gain work experience in a marketing and communications position whilst working for a national charity, delivering nationwide campaigns.

Tasks you can expect to learn about and be responsible for include:

• Recruitment and engagement of young people as Communications Ambassadors.

• Manage the charity’s day-to-day social media output.

• Supporting digital communications work, in particular our web content.

• Supporting the Communications Specialist with media events across the nation and in the charity’s key cities of operation.

• Use the CMS to upload, format and create website content.

• Supporting the charity’s engagement with the press and media.

• Supporting the charity’s digital project ‘inter-AKT’ through communications activity and engagement projects.

• Respond to internal communications requests.

• Attend regular support, supervision and agreed training.

• Work within the charity’s staff code of conduct, policies and procedures.

• Organise and participate in some events out of office hours.

• Other duties commensurate with the nature of the post.

• Incorporate the charity’s values and strategic aims into work and behaviours.

What are the ideal candidate’s personality, skills and qualifications?


• Excellent research, written and verbal communication skills, tailored to audience.

• Strong digital literacy, confident harnessing social media and tech in varied ways.

• Ability to take a creative approach to problem solving.

• Ability to work as part of a team and with other stakeholders in collaborative ways.

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop working relationships.

• Strong organisational skills with an eye for detail.

• Confident working proactively and independently.

• Able to manage own time, plan, prioritise work and meet deadlines.

Knowledge and experience:

• Understanding of issues relating to LGBT young people and youth homelessness would be a bonus.

• Experience producing engaging digital content in a variety of formats.

• Experience using Microsoft, Google Docs and/or other collaborative software.

• A demonstrable passion for making positive social impact.

What are the perks of working at this charity?

• Gain fantastic experience in marketing, communications and events whilst working for a national charity.

• Gain great job satisfaction by contributing to and making a positive impact on the lives on young people in need of help and support.

• The office is based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, a creative and innovative part of the city.

• The office operates flexi-time working hours.

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