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Marketing and communications Officer jobMarketing & Communications Officer – Part Time
  • Do you like telling a story through social media?
  • Do you like being methodically creative and engaging with people?
  • Are you looking for a role that makes a difference to families who have a disabled child?

If you know the impact of sharing a smile or creating one then this could be the role for you.

 About the Marketing and Communications Officer role

 Our mission is to help disabled children and their families make friends and have fun giving them hope for the future.

 Incredible Kids is looking for someone who loves nothing more than finding ways to communicate what we do in fun, engaging and supportive way to our families and stakeholders. You’ll have a nose for a good story, an understanding of the issues our families experience and a way with words that makes people want to listen.

 As Marketing and Communications Officer you will have strategies in place to ensure that our communication with all of our stakeholders is produced consistently, sensitively and regularly whilst working flexibly. With a focus on social media and our newsletter, you’ll also add value through blog posts, website content and demonstrating our impact as time allows.

 You’ll be proficient in Canva or other digital content creation software. And you’ll be able to find ways to create unique content that engages new and existing supporters. You’ll know how to respond to our stakeholders with grace and wisdom. You’ll be good at keeping in touch with service management so that you know what’s happening on the ground, whether by visiting our service or electronic communication. You’ll know your Twitter post from your Linkedin Post and how to adapt your style accordingly. You’ll be good at saying thank you to those who contribute to us and know the value of doing so.

 You will be fully supported by our trustee Board – we have two trustees experienced in communication and marketing who will be on hand to support you in your role. This is a brand new role so you’ll be working with our trustees who currently manage our social media to ensure a smooth transition. We use Trello online team management system to coordinate our work through our teams who all work flexibly. You’ll have access to social media scheduling and content generation tools to plan your work.

 The Charity:

 Incredible Kids is an award winning Christian Charity that runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. All trustees of the charity are Christian.

 The charity also supports siblings and parent carers. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play. Join us to help disabled children and their families smile! The charity aims to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with special needs, increase their wellbeing and improve confidence and social skills by providing meaningful play activities, mutually beneficial support and increasing knowledge and skills.

 During 2020 we kept our service operating and kept our public facing frontline service open to our families. We quickly adapted our previously indoor service to be outdoors. None of us know what the future holds but we know that Incredible Kids has a determination to support its families in real, practical ways whenever possible and is able to quickly adapt to take on any new challenge.

JOB PURPOSE

 Working directly for the trustees this part time role of Marketing and Communications Officer makes a huge difference to how we engage with new and existing families and stakeholders. You will be supporting a small, innovative and fast growing charity which supports families with disabled children.

 Apply by Midday Monday 16th May 2022. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd May 2022. To apply send your CV and covering letter to contact@incrediblekids.org.uk

 Job Description

 Job Title: Marketing and Communications Officer

 Responsible to: Board of Trustees

 Hours: 10 hours per week

 Salary: £6240 per annum for 10 hours per week. This equates to a full-time equivalent salary of £23,400.

 The 10 hours can be worked flexibly throughout the week.

 All of our staff and volunteers receive free access to Health Assured wellbeing services to support mental health and wellbeing 24 hours a day.

 Location: Home based role with the ability to attend meetings in Bristol with trustees and management. The ability to work independently and flexibly is central to the potential success of the role.

 Pension: Nest Pension Scheme

 SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work across the charity to plan, create and deliver quality and impactful communications to different audiences
  • Create, build and manage the organisation’s social media blueprint through new and existing channels to connect with our families and increase brand recognition.
  • Writing with flair and clarity for different audiences, ensuring articles are engaging, accurate and understandable and meet the charity tone of voice and brand.
  • Providing an eye for detail and bringing a strong knowledge of charity and communications good practice.
  • Update and write copy for the charity website, flyers, information brochures etc
  • Respond to enquiries received through our social media.
  • Track, measure and analyse all initiatives to report on social media and communication impact and report progress to the charity.
  • Work with due regard for the charity’s policies including safeguarding, health and safety and equal opportunities.
  • An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential

Proven track record in creating, using and editing content in different channels

Practical experience in a marketing role

Experience working with graphics

Excellent written communication skills, a passion for great communications and the difference this can make to Incredible Kids.

Desirable

Lived experience of the issues faced by our members.

Knowledge and experience of the charity sector

Personal Attributes

Passionate about the cause and driven to support a growing charity that makes a difference to hundreds of people every day.

Passionate about Social Media and you’d love to use it in a way to change lives

Methodically proactive, creative and able to take own initiative

Ability to accept and give feedback gracefully.

Adept in managing a busy workload whilst maintaining ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines.

Happy to work flexibly across the team and to contribute to wider team demands as they arise.

Able to communicate with empathy, warmth and understanding with our members, supporters and the public and to tell their stories in a professional and engaging manner. Practical and hands on approach to solving problems and getting things done

Calling all number crunchers

Picture of child putting money in piggy bank

Numbers. You either love them or you hate them. If you love them and have many of the skills listed below then we want to hear from you. To apply send a CV and covering letter to contact@incrediblekids.org.uk

Finance Assistant – Part Time

  • Do you love making sense of the numbers?
  • Do you like to keep a tight rein on a budget and income?
  • Are you passionate about helping non-finance people understand financial information?

 

If you enjoy getting the numbers right so that we can support more children then this job would be perfect for you!

 

About the role

 

Our mission is to help disabled children and their families make friends and have fun giving them hope for the future.

 

As the Finance Administrator, you will find joy in numbers, spreadsheets, data and reconciliations. You’ll have an eye for detail and love for people. You’ll apply your skills in financial administration to making the lives of the people you work with easier.

 

You will be fully supported by our trustee Board – we have two qualified accountants and a financial advisor as trustees who can offer advice when required.

 

You’ll be good with systems and accounting packages and you have the ability to deliver clear and concise documentation, correspondence and reports. You are proficient in Quickbooks, Xero, Sage or similar accounting software, inputting financial information with accuracy and speed, and using its reporting functions to help our trustees understand the real impact of the numbers.

In conjunction with our fundraiser, you’ll be good at keeping in touch with service management so that you know what’s happening on the ground and translating this into budget information and financial information for funding applications. We use Trello online team management system to coordinate our work through our teams who all work flexibly.

 

Working closely with our trustees and service management you will be able to review data, ask the right questions, record transactions accurately, and advise your team members on the details in the numbers to ensure good stewardship of the resources given to us.

 

The Charity:

 

Incredible Kids is an award winning Christian Charity that runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. All trustees of the charity are Christian.

 

The charity also supports siblings and parent carers. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play. Join us to help disabled children and their families smile! The charity aims to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with special needs, increase their wellbeing and improve confidence and social skills by providing meaningful play activities, mutually beneficial support and increasing knowledge and skills.

 

During 2020 we kept our service operating and when we were able kept our public facing frontline service open to our families. We quickly adapted our previously indoor service to be outdoors. None of us know what the future holds but we know that Incredible Kids has a determination to support its families in real, practical ways whenever possible and is able to quickly adapt to take on any new challenge.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

Working directly for the trustees this part time role of finance assistant is essential to the smooth running of the charity. You will be supporting a small, innovative and fast growing charity which supports families with disabled children. If you have an eye for numbers and detail then this may be the job for you.

 

Apply by Midday 11th Wednesday May 2022. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd May 2022.

 

 

Job Description

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

 

Responsible to: Board of Trustees

 

Responsible for: Assisting with the Financial Management of Incredible Kids Charity

 

Hours: 7.5 hours per week

 

Salary: £4680 per annum for 7.5 hours per week. This equates to a full-time equivalent salary of £23,400.

 

The 7.5 hours can be worked flexibly throughout the week.

 

Location: Home based role with the ability to attend meetings in Bristol with trustees and management. The ability to work independently and flexibly is central to the potential success of the role.

 

Pension: Nest Pension Scheme

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Financial Accounts

 

Assisting with purchase ledger, to include matching, checking and coding invoices

Undertake Bank Reconciliations.

Payment of invoices and authorising of transactions.

Processing staff expenses and managing our petty cash

Assisting with ad hoc accounting tasks

Coordinate payroll, PAYE and pension payments.

 

Management Accounts

Contribute to budget development in consultation with staff and trustees and monitor budgets for management and fundraising.

Monitoring grants received and translating that funding into practical information to inform service budgets.

Assisting with funding applications and quantifying project costs.

Identifying areas of expenditure which require funding.

Send monthly financial and management accounting reports to management to include simple commentary of financial information using our reporting template.

 

The charity requires all employees to work with due regard for the charity’s policies including safeguarding, health and safety and equal opportunities.

 

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

 

1.  SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

 

Essential

Highly computer literate to include Outlook, Word, Excel.

Good understanding of accounting packages such as QuickBooks, or Sage.

Good verbal & written communication skills and the ability to engage with others at all levels.

Good numeracy and accuracy skills, ability to follow banking procedures.

 

Desirable

AAT, MAAT or another finance or accountancy qualification

 

Personal Attributes

Self-motivated and able to work independently for the majority of your time.

You will be organised and efficient, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

You’ll be able to use your initiative in appropriate situations.

You’ll be able to manage a varied workload, balancing scheduled tasks with requests for assistance from the team, which may have short deadlines.

Interview With An Incredible Kids Playworker

Why did you want to work at Incredible Kids?

I grew up with my sister who has special needs, so to help keep her happy I would find unconventional ways of making her laugh. Due to my experience of looking after my sister, my Mother sent me a post for a play worker job at Incredible Kids.

I didn’t know much about Incredible Kids beforehand but the more I learned the more I related to what the charity was doing. At first I was worried that I might find the job difficult as I hadn’t been in this environment before but in the end it came naturally to me.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting all of the different kinds of people that come to the sessions. It’s nice talking to the parents and getting to know the children and finding out what makes them smile. It feels heart warming that I can help provide an environment where they can be happy and feel at home.

Which was your most memorable moment at Incredible Kids?

This is a difficult one as there are lot of things that stand out. One thing that stands out in particular was when we created a winter wonderland at The Vench. It was something that the entire team put their all into and the results were amazing and lots of fun. It really felt like something special and it was awesome to see all the families come and enjoy it. But if you asked me on a different day my answer would probably be different!

How has working at Incredible Kids changed you?

It’s given me a new perspective when it comes to special needs. A lot of the children do struggle with things due to their disability but they are often clever, imaginative, creative, funny, kind and amazing. This is the same for everyone as we all have our strengths and weaknesses.

In a lot of ways I can see myself in some of the children that come because I have things that I’m not so good at and things that I am better at. It’s been a confirmation to me that whether or not you have a disability, you are a special person.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Snacking on noodles. Yum!

If, after reading how much fun we have at Incredible Kids it’s made you want to volunteer for us, just take a look here for more information.

Children’s Playworker – Find a job with children with special needs.

Are you looking for a job with children with special needs? We recruit all year round for play-workers to work alongside our young people.

Job Description

Playworker

(Fixed Hours)

  1. Are you passionate about supporting children and young people?
  2. Do you want to help them reach their full potential?
  3. Are you keen on creating and fostering enjoyable spaces for them to thrive in?

If you have a playful heart and are excited by these prospects then we would love to hear from you!

About the Role:

We are looking to hire motivated and dedicated individuals to assist in the day to day organization of Incredible Kids sessions ensuring quality play activities are facilitated within a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with a disability, special needs, or any additional needs, and supporting their families.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we look for a passionate playworker to enhance our growing service.

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About Incredible Kids:

Incredible Kids is a Christian Charity that runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. All trustees of the charity are Christian. The charity also supports siblings and parent carers. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play. Join us to help disabled children and their families smile!

The charity aims to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with special needs, increase their wellbeing and improve confidence and social skills by providing meaningful play activities, mutually beneficial support and increasing knowledge and skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work within a team environment to help organize, facilitate and lead a range of play-based activities, both online and offline.
  • Be responsible for the safety and welfare of children, young people and their siblings, especially during outdoor sessions.
  • Engage everyone in a friendly, enthusiastic, inclusive and motivated way.
  • Visit families at home to deliver play trays to enable higher engagement during online play sessions.
  • Encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective professional relationships.
  • Ensure that all play equipment is properly maintained and fit for purpose.
  • Develop interesting digital media such as videos, social media posts etc. and host parties on video calls to maximise participation for online play sessions.
  • Keep records such as timesheets, support plans and session plans.
  • Respond appropriately in case of emergencies.

About You:

We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference and have the skills outlined below:

  • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the charity and our ethos.
  • A responsible and caring attitude
  • Flexibility to adapt play style to meet individuals needs and online play formats.
  • Compassionate, understanding and trustworthy with a patient and tolerant personality.
  • Fun and open minded attitude to play with a creative and imaginative disposition.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to get on well with children, young people, and their parents.
  • Capability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be proactive to use your own initiative whenever required.
  • Willingness to learn and develop through formal training and informal feedback.

If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.

Desired Experience:

  • Current first aid at work or emergency first aid at work certificate
  • Experience of working with young people with additional needs
  • Good sense of humour
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities
  • Understanding of Safeguarding Children
  • Understanding of Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety
  • Understanding of Makaton

Location:

The Vench, Romney Avenue, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9TB

Work remotely:

As and when required as per COVID-19 guidelines and Incredible Kids’ adapted online play session formats.

Salary:

Aged 23yrs+ £8.91

Aged 18-23 £8.50

Hours:

Hours will vary in accordance with our rota. Please see your employment contract for specific information. Our current hours are shown below.

Term time:

Fridays 3.30pm-8pm

Saturdays 9am – 6pm;

School Holidays:

Mondays 2.30pm – 7pm;

Fridays 2.30pm – 7pm;

Saturdays 9am -6pm;

You may also be requested to attend training days, which are arranged throughout the year.

Interview Process: Once we receive your application form, we will let you know within 7 working days whether you have been successful in being invited in for an interview. If you do not hear from us within 7 working days then unfortunately you have not been successful. Successful candidates will be invited to a practical & formal interview at one of our sessions within the hours mentioned above. You will play alongside the children for a time, whilst being observed by our staff, volunteers and parent representatives. You will then have a short 15 minute interview.

If you want to join a passionate and dynamic team we want to hear from you. To apply for the role please contact jennie.prewett@incrediblekids.org.uk for an application form.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Tag Special Needs Job

Fundraiser

Are you motivated to communicate the importance of our work to others?

Can you write persuasively, creatively and with great attention to detail?

Do you care about making a difference to the lives of disabled children?

If you enjoy the challenge, satisfaction and exhilaration of fundraising for a charity then this job is perfect for you!

Contract Duration: Permanent contract.

Salary: £24,375 Pro Rata (£4875 per annum)

Hours: 7.5 hours per week

Location: Home based role. The ability to work independently and flexibly is central to the potential success of the role.

About the role

We are looking for someone with a talent for explaining the work we do persuasively to potential funders. You will have a talent for writing creatively, explaining projects and communicating the impact of our work. As our fundraiser you will develop and support the charity in its core fundraising, currently between £50,000 and £100,000 a year. You will have experience in researching, collating, preparing and submitting funding applications. You will be good with detail and deadlines as well as researching potential opportunities. You’ll have experience of using social media to create regular fundraising campaigns, encouraging our supporters to donate to us.

The Charity:

Incredible Kids runs inclusive play and support sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. The charity also supports their siblings and parent carers. Operating since June 2012 the charity was set up by parents to provide mutually beneficial support to each other, allowing their children and young people to play.

The charity aims to reduce social isolation for families with children or young people with disabilities by helping them have fun and make friends. We help families become more resilient and less isolated.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with trustees to help develop and implement a fundraising plan and strategy each year.
  • Develop compelling cases for support and writing tailored funding applications.
  • Identify and research grants, trusts and corporate funding opportunities.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with new and existing funding/grant making organisations.
  • Use social media to develop creative fundraising campaigns and sponsorship opportunities encouraging donations from our supporters.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the work of the charity to ensure that fundraising priorities are understood.
  • Networking with key stakeholders, partners, funders and businesses on social media or in person to raise the profile of Incredible Kids.
  • Completing annual grant returns on time, demonstrating the impact of our work.

Person Specification

Essential:

Proven experience and a recent track record of success in fundraising in the charity sector. 

Creative and persuasive communication skills with the ability to clearly convey the impact we make and inspire others to contribute to the charity.

Excellent IT skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

Knowledge of the use of social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ability to accurately document and communicate our needs and impact to others.

Financially literate with the ability to produce and understand budgets.

Ability to work independently.

Be proactive and passionate about raising funds against our annual fundraising plan.

Good planning and time management skills.

Self-motivated and able to work with limited direct supervision.

A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the charity.

Desirable:

Marketing experience.

Lived experience of the issues our beneficiaries face.

Closing Date 10th May at 10PM. Interviews 13th May.

To apply for this role please send a CV and a persuasive letter of up to two pages explaining why you are the right person for the role to trustees@incrediblekids.org.uk

Employment Type Part-time