Exciting Paid Internship Opportunity - Fundraising Assistant

Dementia Adventure is an innovative charity working to make sure that people living with dementia have access to nature and the outdoors on a regular basis. We provide training, research and consultancy services as well as adventures and short breaks for people living with dementia and their carers, across the UK.  We have ambitious plans to take the organisation as a whole through to a new era and this role could pay a vital role in helping us achieve this.

We have an exciting opportunity for a paid intern to join the team at Dementia Adventure as a fundraising assistant through the Rank Foundation Time to Shine Internship Programme. We successfully reached the final stages of the application process in 2016 but were unable to find the right applicant. We have decided to apply again this year and will be advised by the Rank Foundation if we have been successful Mid October. This hugely varied role could provide a candidate who has the right mix of skills, talent and work ethic, with the experience to boost their employment prospects.  It would suit a recent graduate or college student with relevant skills but no work experience or a graduate/college student who has been working in a particular role and wants to gain relevant experience to enable them to move into fundraising or the charity sector. 

Time to Shine internship programme is in its sixth year of operation. It aims to support young people setting out on their chosen career path and address organisational development gaps within the charity and has supported 95 charities to date.

The Rank Foundation is a grant-giving charitable trust with a mission is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK.  The Foundation was established as the J Arthur Rank Group Charity in 1953, with its work continuing under the Chairmanship of Arthur’s son-in-law, Robin Cowen, his grandson, Fred Packard, and, currently, another grandson, Joey Newton.  By 1946, J Arthur Rank’s film operation owned five studios, two newsreels and 650 cinemas, employing 31,000 people and with a turnover of £45 million.  The wealth from Arthur’s film companies provided the basis for the endowment which has enabled the Foundation to make charitable grants for over sixty years.

The successful applicant will receive a salary based on the Living Wage and some travel and training costs will also be covered.  There will be the opportunity to attend some fantastic residential conferences and other events where you can meet and network with other interns.  Interns will also be offered the chance to be mentored through the programme by a Time to Shine alumni, and to take part in Action Learning.

At the end of the internship, Dementia Adventure will benefit by addressing a particular organisational development need, thus improving our support to people living with dementia, and the intern will have had the opportunity to test out and develop their skills, improve employment prospects and, of course, have the space and time ‘to shine’!

The applicant must be able to commence employment on 9th January 2018 and must attend a residential conference and showcase event (dates detailed in the job description below).

Click here to view a full job description and person specification.

If you would like to apply please send a CV and covering letter explaining in detail how you meet the requirements of the person specification, by the 13th of October to kathvale@dementiaadventure.co.uk. If you have any queries, please call Kath on 07764 235391.

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