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Community Development Intern

The Great London Friendship Project

The Community Development Intern will play a vital role in nurturing a vibrant and engaged community of young adults seeking companionship and support. 

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Community engagement: Act as the primary point of contact for community members, fostering meaningful connections and responding to enquiries promptly and empathetically. 
  • Content creation: Develop and curate engaging and relevant content to share across community channels, including social media, online forums and newsletters. 
  • Chat administration: Administer online chats and platforms, ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for participants to connect and communicate. 
  • Event promotion: Collaborate with the marketing team to promote events, initiatives and activities within the community, encouraging active participation. 
  • Moderation: Monitor community conversations address any inappropriate behaviour or conflicts and enforcing community guidelines. 
  • Feedback collection: Gather feedback and insights from community members to enhance the overall user experience and tailor initiatives to their needs. 
  • Community growth: Implement strategies to attract new members, increase engagement and broaden the community's reach and impact. 
  • Relationship building: Develop relationships with community members, volunteers and partners to strengthen the project's presence and connections. 

Benefits to volunteer

  • An exciting opportunity to lead community-building efforts and facilitate interactions. 
  • Promote a strong sense of belonging among our members. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Passion for the organisation's mission and a genuine interest in fostering connections and combating loneliness among young adults
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with an empathetic and approachable demeanour.
  • Experience in community management, social media management, or a related role.
  • Strong organisational and multitasking abilities to manage various community channels and interactions.
  • Proficiency in using online communication platforms, social media, and community management tools.
  • Ability to moderate and facilitate conversations effectively, handling challenging situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Creativity and resourcefulness in developing engaging content and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of mental health and well-being considerations in community management is a plus.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children & Young People
  • Community Development
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Business/Organisational Development
  • Events
  • Human Resources/Volunteer Coordination
  • IT/Website support
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Application Process
  • Email expression of interest
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
  • Access to telephone/online support
  • Induction provided
  • Written role description
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    Must have access to your own computer or laptop.
  • Are there any age limits?
    Aged 21 and over.
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Once you've submitted your interest, you will then be contacted about your interest in the role and asked to answer a few questions about your time commitment, your interest in the role and how your skills align with the role.
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
  • Support Provided - additional information
    1-1 Support and Guidance
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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