See Work Differently Placement – Editorial Assistant

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Closing date: Friday 16 February 2024
Location: Remote
Hours: 14-21h per week
Salary: £10.93 per hour
Contract: Work placement
Interview date: To be confirmed

Are you planning on a career in the media communications sector? Would you like to work within a busy content team to improve your journalism skills? Are you passionate about helping to support the sight loss community?

This is a great work placement opportunity to learn about how content delivery works within RNIB, the UKs largest sight loss charity.

The Stories Library team manages the real-life stories of our beneficiaries, volunteers, and wider community. We deliver engaging content that is used to help promote our services and learn about the people we support. We do this by collating people’s real-life experience of sight loss. Your role is key to supporting the team, by helping to interview, edit and write up these stories.

Let us help you make your next employment decision.  You will have a strong interest in editorial/journalism and be looking to gain valuable experience working within the charity sector.

You will be involved in helping to grow our case study library, which will involve training on planning and writing up interviews, developing communication skills to help promote the stories library internally through our social media channels.

You will be involved in in the practical aspects of writing and editing, working closely with the Content Editor to help support the wider team on a range of Campaigns. You should have excellent telephone and written communication skills and looking to develop these further.

The successful applicant will have good standard of IT skills including experience with MS Office – Outlook/Word, excellent attention to detail and good communication and organisational skills, with an interest in writing and editing copy.

The role is part of RNIB’s See Work Differently employment initiative for unemployed blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break.

This role is funded specifically for candidates who experience sight loss, and we are looking forward to receiving your application, if this applies to you. Previous placement holders are not expected to apply.

What we offer

RNIB prides itself on being a great place to work with a range of flexible benefits and a positive, progressive culture. We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment, a flexible work life balance environment, as well as a benefits package including:

  1. 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service
  2. RNIB Rewards – Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers.
  3. In-house training and development opportunities, including apprenticeships and management development programmes
  4. Flexible working arrangements.
  5. Contributory pension scheme.

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity, please review the attached documents, then select ‘Apply Online’ to add your details to our short application form. Then you’ll need to upload your CV, along with a cover letter/supporting statement responding to the questions listed as part of application information, referring to the person specification as appropriate.

This Appointment may be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check and relevant Barred Lists check, where appropriate.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the RNIB website:

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