Jobs and volunteering

Jobs and volunteering

The DEC secretariat is a small, efficient team that launches appeals at very short notice to raise money for people affected by disasters overseas.

Current vacancies

Content Manager

London, WC1 (WFH options available)

About Us

When large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together 14 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.

We are now looking for a Content Manager to join our team.

The Benefits

- Salary of £36,000 per annum
- Great benefits package
- Support humanitarian efforts across the globe

The Role

As Content Manager, you will join a small, dynamic team and work in a key capacity to launch high-profile national fundraising appeals. You’ll be telling the story of people affected by disasters and how our funding helps them and their communities to recover.

Your role will be split into two main areas: work outside of appeals and activities during appeals. During appeals, you will manage the social media team and content librarian, overseeing all social output and content flow through creative agencies.

Outside of appeals, you will spend the majority of your time developing text, image and video content for our social channels. You will also support content commissioning, process inbound content and provide an editorial service across our organisation.

About You

We are looking for a creative storyteller with excellent writing skills and experience of photo and video editing to join our small dynamic team and help launch our high-profile national fundraising appeals. The successful candidate will have a wide range of digital and creative skills and experience, including social media and website management.

The role requires an organised, energetic self-starter who can work independently and has skills in project and team management and can work under pressure to tight deadlines. Experience of writing and copy-editing, and the ability to digest complex information to make it accessible to the general public is essential, as is an eye for imagery and design.

To be considered as Content Manager, you will need:

- Substantial writing and copy-editing experience
- Excellent photo and video editing skills
- Significant experience of managing the content of an organisation’s website, writing/editing online content and using a CMS
- Proven experience of using social media to communicate and engage with followers
- Good experience of using Adobe creative software, particularly Photoshop and Premiere
- Experience of managing creative agencies, designers and freelancers
- Educated to degree level, or able to demonstrate a similar level of ability by experience

Other organisations may call this role Content Creation Manager, Content Manager, Brand & Content Manager, Digital & Content Manager, Content Lead, or Digital Content Manager.

This role closes on Monday 24th May 2021 at 9am.

This position will be based at the DEC Secretariat Office in London, however remote working will be considered. In the event of a DEC appeal, the work base will be the DEC office. This role is for a full time, permanent, member of staff, but the DEC also welcomes applications from candidates wanting to work part-time or have a job-share.

For further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please download the job description by clicking on the apply button.

DEC is an equal opportunities employer, the DEC is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality or religion.

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Download the full job description here. 

UK volunteering opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at the DEC's London offices, please send a CV and short cover letter outlining your relevant skills to The DEC also looks for extra support in the first few weeks of an appeal, so please get in touch if you're interested in helping in this way.

Please note: The DEC does not work overseas and is unable to send volunteers to disaster areas. Overseas work is carried out by our Member Charities. The DEC is not able at the current time to offer work experience for under 18s, or internships.

Volunteering overseas

The DEC does not have permanent staff overseas and does not send volunteers to the field, but there are several UK-based organisations specialising in training or sending skilled volunteers to work on long-term assignments in developing countries.

RedR runs quality training courses which can help anyone interested in volunteering overseas improve their skills and knowledge of the humanitarian sector. RedR also provides advice to potential new relief workers.

VSO is an international development charity that works using volunteers. Experienced professionals share their skills with local colleagues in some of the world's poorest communities.

ReliefWeb is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Information and advice about working or volunteering overseas.

The Thompson Reuters Foundation provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. 

If you want to find out how to donate commercial goods or services, please contact Global Hand.