An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and talented individual to develop and deliver the communications and events strategy of an award-winning charity. Action Foundation was established in 2005 by City Church Newcastle to support disadvantaged asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Tyne and Wear. The charity provides community English classes, employability courses, drop-in’s and supported housing. The organisation has grown steadily and supported over 1,000 people last year involving over 200 volunteers with an impressive track-record of helping our clients to overcome their isolation, exclusion and poverty. Having operated in Newcastle since 2006 Action Foundation has since expanded delivery into Gateshead and Sunderland as well as offering training and resources to other organisations throughout the North East of England.
The Communications and Events Executive will have an excellent track-record of persuasive and compelling writing for several different audiences on a diverse range of subjects. The successful candidate must be able to work independently to develop the work already done in this area as well as working as part of a team of staff and volunteers to support the delivery of the projects. They will have the skills, sensitivity and confidence to work with the media as well as interviewing and writing about the impact of our services on our beneficiaries. They will be well organised and able to co-ordinate small and large events to raise the profile of Action Foundation as well as managing our database to ensure effective, timely and tailored communication with our supporters.