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Executive Director (part-time)

Since launching in 2021, Covid Aid has reached more than 200,000 people across the UK with support, advice, and information, built a community of more than 1000 members, been nominated for multiple awards, and as a small charity has recently secured lottery funding which will see us continue to deliver services into 2023.

At the moment there are more than two million people around the UK who have been living Long Covid, with families and loved ones dealing with the deaths of more than 200,000 people. With rates high, these are numbers which continue to increase – and with media attention elsewhere the fight for support around Covid-19 becomes more important than ever.

With continued growth in mind, we are seeking an enthusiastic and highly capable Executive Director who can lead us on the next phrase of our journey. The initial contract is for six months, with a view to extending this dependent on charity performance and the funding landscape.

Along with Covid Aid’s Chair and the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the charity is carrying out the purposes for which it is set up

  • Meeting the needs of its members and ensuring it is providing vital support to those significantly affected by Covid-19 across the UK

  • Growing the charity, and raising the visibility of Covid Aid and the support it is providing

  • Providing a voice to those that the charity represents, and furthering our impact at policy and campaign levels

  • Securing funding and support for Covid Aid to ensure its sustainability in providing support to people around the UK for as long as is required

You can download a full role description here.

Closing Date: Monday 21st November 2022 at 12pm

Executive Director role description

Volunteer with us!

We are shaped by our volunteers, and are always looking to build our diverse team. We offer the chance to develop skills and experience within an innovative and positive environment, and in the process support those who have been significantly affected by Covid-19 in the UK.

Volunteering can help boost your skills, confidence and self-esteem – all while making a positive difference to the lives of others. It can also be a great way to improve your CV and increase your employability.

We will consider all general volunteering applications, and are currently looking for the following:

Funding Administrator

We are looking for a Funding Administrator to help us raise money to continue to support individuals significantly affected by Covid-19. This is a remote, flexible volunteering opportunity.

The duties of a Funding Administrator volunteer may include:

  • Researching Grants & Trusts to source new funding opportunities

  • Writing funding applications

  • Thanking and stewarding supporters

Funding Administrator Volunteer Role Description

Community Engagement Officer

We are looking for Community Engagement Officers to help raise awareness of the support that Covid Aid offers individuals affected by Covid-19 and how it can be accessed. 

The duties of a Community Engagement Officer may include:

  • Engaging with public and third sector organisations in your local area, in order to raise awareness of Covid Aid and the support we offer

  • Initiating and maintaining contact, initially by phone and email, but with the potential to attend meetings and give presentations about Covid Aid’s work (either via video call or in person)

  • Developing and regularly reviewing presentations and other communication materials

  • Maintaining accurate records of work undertaken

This is a flexible opportunity that can be undertaken remotely and/or within the local community.

Community Engagement Officer Role Description

Community Fundraiser

We are looking for a Community Fundraiser to help us raise money to support individuals affected by Covid-19. This role gives you the chance to get creative and develop new and innovative fundraising activities to raise funds for Covid Aid!

The duties of a Community Fundraiser volunteer may include:

  • Planning, organising and promoting fundraising events in your local community – for example a coffee morning or a quiz night!

  • Assisting at fundraising events and collecting funds on behalf of the charity, e.g. bucket collections.

  • Attending group fundraising meetings as required

This is a flexible opportunity and so volunteers can fundraise online or within their local community.

Community Fundraiser Volunteer Role Description

Support Session Host

We are looking for an empathetic individual with a passion for helping others to aid us in running our support sessions.

The duties of an Support Session Host may include:

  • Facilitate a regular virtual support session for individuals affected by Covid-19

  • Actively listen and provide emotional support to individuals attending the support session

  • Signpost individuals to other charities and organisations as appropriate

  • Report writing of support sessions

Support Session Host Volunteer Role Description

As a modern and innovative charity we are also keen to find enthusiastic and motivated volunteer digital managers and producers who can widen our reach through:

  • TikTok

  • Twitch

  • Other platforms (let us know if you have a suggestion!)

Time commitment for these position: generally 2-5 hours per week. (We prioritise flexibility to reflect people's other commitments and issues, including managing illnesses such as Long Covid.)

If interested in any of the above – or any other – roles please feel out the form below or fill out our Volunteer Application Form and send to hello@covidaidcharity.org.

Covid Aid Volunteer Application Form

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