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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
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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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