Communications & Fundraising Apprentice TG Ymca Ltd

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our communications, fundraising and marketing team. This is a great opportunity for someone who has good writing and communications skills and understand fundraising and social media.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday (including day release for college), shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Role summary:

Fundraising is a new department within the YMCA Thames Gateway and there are lots of opportunities to raise money in our local area. The Communications and Fundraising apprentice will provide hands-on support to the Fundraising and Communications team. This will include day-to-day management of our social media accounts, researching fundraising opportunities and assisting and planning fundraising events.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all social media channels in a consistent ‘on brand’ voice in line with our high standards. This includes day-to-day management including responding to customer enquiries, paid advertising, scheduling posts, looking for ways to increase our followers and raise money from our social media activity.
  • Updating and writing content for both our website and intranet sites.
  • Researching fundraising opportunities and helping to pull together information for bids and applications.
  • In conjunction with the Fundraising and Communications Manager, organise and be part of local events including Sleep Easy, bucket collections and promotional events.
  • Make contact with local community groups to get them to consider fundraising for the YMCA.
  • Supporting Sales Manager with local promotional events.
  • Pulling together content for the staff and stakeholders newsletter (six-weekly).
  • Regularly update all promotional networks online (ie Netmums, Euan’s Guide etc.) whilst looking for new and cost effective ways to promote our service areas digitally.
  • Help to gather case studies and stories for the purposes of case studies, marketing and stakeholder newsletters.
  • Scan local newspapers for any mention of our organisation and file all press clippings.
  • Assist with the planning and rollout of the internal and external rebrand across sites.
  • Assist with customer research as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of using social media and producing content.
  • Experience of telephone work including potential sales.
  • Experience of organising events.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Great organisational skills.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills.
  • Polite and friendly telephone manner.
  • Hard working with a motivated and can-do attitude.

Personal qualities

  • Uses own initiative and independence to deliver key objectives.
  • Can work under pressure and prioritise workload.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding and H&S standards and application of such standards in own work environment.
  • A commitment to the Christian principles of the YMCA.

Qualifications required

  • 5 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-D in any subject including GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above.
  • Business Administration Intermediate Level 2.

Future prospects

On successfully completing the apprenticeship and proving to be a model employee, you could be offered a full time permanent role.

Things to consider

Apply through BDC only, applying directly to the employer will hinder your chances of selection.

About the employer

We are a charity and have been serving the local community for over 130 years. Whilst our focus is on young people, we work with all members of the community, in the belief that everyone should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. We call this a youth minded community approach. We work across a number of boroughs including Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Dartford, Greenwich and Ashford. We work from the following locations; Romford, Dartford, Greenwich and Ashford.


TG Ymca Ltd


Rush Green Road



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Training provider

  • Level 3 in Marketing and Communications.
  • Maths and Englisg Functional Skills (if required).

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barking and Dagenham College


Christina Poole

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017