Volunteers wanted!


We have two fantastic voluntary opportunities here at Friends of Ibba Girls’ School. Our social media coordinator role is designed for someone looking to secure experience working in international development and the non-profit sector. Our position for a programme funding advisor is designed for someone looking to devote time to supporting our fundraising through this challenging Covid-19 period.

Applicants must be based in the UK.

Volunteer social media coordinator

Management of social media will include drafting and publishing engaging content for our 7000+ online supporters. The role will involve linking with key international days and maximising opportunities available to promote the school. Our overall objective is to convert our online followers into regular donors, and we know this is done through active engagement, building trust and responding to queries efficiently. We invest in online social media marketing campaigns, something you would also help to implement. We would also encourage this individual to help us engage with Instagram. This role will take around half a day a week but hours would be completely flexible.

Essential criteria

Candidates should be:

  • Highly organised with good attention to detail;
  • Able to work well both independently and in a team;
  • Patient and determined;
  • Able to learn and adapt quickly;
  • Have experience of using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, cloud-based storage systems and Skype;
  • Good written and spoken English;
  • A good face-to-face and telephone manner.

Volunteer programme funding advisor/bid writer

Formed in 2011, FIGS has raised over £2M and now supports over 40 staff and 270 girl students living and learning on its campus of over 100 acres. As the number of staff and students have increased, so has the intense demand for additional funding.

We are looking for an experienced programme funding advisor/bid writer to join our team a few hours a week and support the development of bids to a range of trusts and foundations.

Essential criteria

The successful candidate will have:

  • Over 5+ years’ experience working in programme funding (especially for an NGO or non-profit organisation);
  • Experience of international development and funders who support work like that of Friends of Ibba Girls’ School;
  • Passion for equality and girls’ education;
  • Good written and spoken English;
  • Patience and determination.

We welcome applicants of all races, religions, citizenship status, gender identifications, disabilities, ages, sexual orientations or histories. We are an inclusive team, committed to equality and diversity.

To apply for either role, please submit your CV and a brief covering letter to [email protected] by Friday 29 May 2020. We will contact you to arrange an informal interview.

Got questions? Please do get in touch or give Heidi a ring on 07956 707515.

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