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Grad scheme vacancy

Want to gain experience of working for the media team of an international development agency?

Published on 12 January 2021

Are you an excellent storyteller with a passion to make the public care about the plight of some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities? Are you hoping to take your first steps into the world of media and PR?

This is an opportunity to join Christian Aid’s Media & Public Engagement team within our Fundraising & Supporter Engagement (FSE) department for a six-month graduate programme. You’ll gain a thorough insight into the life of a storyteller at a major UK charity in the NGO sector.

As part of the wider department, this post has an enabling role and will undertake a diverse range of tasks in supporting in the team to deliver its objectives and ambitions, to make more noise about Christian Aid’s work in media & PR, and develop meaningful engagement with our supporters and audiences.

There is a possibility of extending this fixed term contract to a two-year programme, which would see the appointed graduate then move between teams across the Fundraising & Supporter Engagement department to support them on a six-month rolling basis. 

About the team

Our Media and PR team do important work to raise the profile of Christian Aid's work, from getting our experts onto the evening news to hosting high profile events. 

In January, our team organised an event to mark 50 years since the end of the Biafran War in Nigeria, with a key note speech from TV historian David Olusoga, and musical performance from Celebrity X Factor contestant Victoria Ekanoye. 

Are you hoping to take your first steps into the world of media and PR?

Victoria Ekanoye, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi and David Olusoga at a Christian Aid event to mark 50 years since the end of the Biafran War.

About you

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in the world and is looking to be part of an exciting time of fundraising growth within Christian Aid.

You will be flexible in your approach and provide practical support, such as event management on our key moment campaigns, regional story-gathering, act as an intersection between our media team and church engagement teams across England, and work on delivering content for our social and multimedia portals. 


You can read more about this role and apply here.