Volunteer Communications and Events Assistant

Reporting to:     Senior Corporate Relations and Events Manager

Term:     3 months

Hours:     3-5 days a week ideally but can be flexible

Public transport expenses reimbursed, subject to a weekly maximum
Daily subsistence reimbursed, subject to a daily maximum

About Media Trust

Media Trust is the UK’s leading Media Communications Charity. We help charities and community groups to develop their public voice and share the impact of their work by bringing their stories to life.

We do this by convening a network of professionals from across the Media industry to share their communications and media knowledge, expertise, skills and time with charitable organisations.

Together, we have been working to improve the lives of people and communities across the UK for more than 20 years.

We enjoy outstanding support from the Media Industry, their passion, creativity and skills help us make a huge difference to so many charities. Our media industry corporate members include: A+E Networks, adam&eveDDB, AMV BBDO, Arqiva, Ascential, BBC, BBH, Bloomberg, Bristows, BT, Camelot, Channel 4, Dentsu Aegis Network, Discovery, dmg media, Endemol Shine UK, ESI Media, Facebook, Fujitsu, Global, Google, Guardian Media Group, Havas, Hearst Magazines UK, Internet Advertising Bureau UK, ITN, ITV, Next15, Olswang, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky, Starcom MediaVest, Talon Outdoor, TBWA, Telegraph Media Group, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, Twitter UK, UBM, UKTV, Viacom International Media Networks, Virgin Media, The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland, Weber Shandwick and WPP.

For more information visit www.mediatrust.org or follow us @Media_Trust

Job description

Working with the Media Engagement and Events team, this is a varied role helping support the maintenance and development of our relationship with the media industry.

The role will involve helping organise and promote our fundraising events and will suit someone looking to develop a career in events management, stakeholder relations or communications, or a more experienced person who would like to get back into these fields and support our work.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain valuable experience working with high profile media companies whilst making a difference to the charities and communities we support in a fun, friendly and flexible office environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Promotion of stakeholder and fundraising events to the media industry through telephone, e-mail, social media and face-to-face
  • Help design communications to go out to corporate members
  • Logistical and administrative planning of major events
  • Help maintain our databases using our CRM system and office applications
  • General administrative and support duties for the media engagement and events team
  • Because we’re a charity, you will from time-to-time need to chip in to help with all kinds of other stuff to help the team, and this may even drag you away from a computer screen!

Person specification

  • Previous experience of working in a busy office environment, ideally within events
  • Creative and not shy in bringing new ideas to the table.
  • Proactive attitude and an independent thinker, with the ability to think on your feet and work autonomously.
  • Excellent written English and strong verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • The ability to follow instructions, and an eagle eye for detail.
  • he ability to work under pressure, and to keep a cool, calm head!
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and the aims and values of Media Trust

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but it may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

Closing date: 9am Monday 16 January

How to apply

First download and complete the Equal Opportunities form (Doc, 36KB).

Then, please send your CV and a completed equal opportunities form to roles@mediatrust.org, along with a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the role, addressing the points of the job description and person specification.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Media Trust values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer
Registered Charity no. 1042733