Charity seeking volunteer for Angus and Tayside fund raising team

Pictured is Craig getting Desperate Dan to sign up for the 2013 coffee morning.

Pictured is Craig getting Desperate Dan to sign up for the 2013 coffee morning.

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A leading cancer care charity is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to join it’s Angus and Tayside Fund-raising team for three months.

Macmillan Cancer Support are looking for a marketing and media intern over the summer period to help grow ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, which takes place on Friday, September 26.

Shirlie Geddes, regional fund-raising manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the most successful fund-raising events across the UK. Our intern will gain hands on experience of fund-raising, marketing, media and PR as well as working with volunteers.

“This varied role would suit applicants looking for a career in event management, marketing or fund-raising. You will be responsible for generating media coverage, promoting the event locally and ensuring all our hosts are supported in the best way possible.”

The charity are seeking someone who is creative, has strong organisation skills and has administrative/IT skills. Ideally the applicant would also be confident building rapport with all types of supporters on the telephone and face to face. A full UK driving licence, access to car and laptop/pc are essential for this role. It is a flexible 3-4 days a week role, from the beginning of July to early October. The internship is unpaid but volunteers will receive “out of pocket” expenses within agreed guidelines.

Craig Myerscough, who took part in the internship last year, said: “I had a tremendous three months working with Macmillan. Every day was different and I picked up some really useful new skills, like learning to come up with strong ideas for photo shoots and how to write compelling press releases. I had to be really organised and plan my time well but I got lots of support and mentoring along the way.

Anyone wishing to apply should contact the Macmillan Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/internships.

Anyone looking to register for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning should visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee