Jobs and Opportunities

Jobs with First Story

Fundraising Officer: £20,000 – £24,000 (depending on experience) per annum 

First Story is an innovative, fast-growing UK charity. This position offers the opportunity to help shape the organisation’s fundraising strategy and to have a critical influence on future development. We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic Fundraising Officer who is committed to First Story’s vision.

A full job description can be found here.

To apply, please email Jane Chambers at info@firststory.org.uk with a CV, and a cover letter of no more than two pages, explaining why you are interested in the role, with the ref ‘Fundraising Officer’ in the subject line. The closing date for the role will be Thursday 13th April at 9am, and interviews for suitable candidates will be held on w/c Monday 17th April in central London.

Senior Media Officer: £24,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience) pro rata (3 days per week). Fixed 3-month contract from 2nd May.

We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic Senior Media Officer who is committed to First Story’s vision. This is a key role that will drive the media and PR campaign for National Writing Day, an Arts Council England-funded advocacy campaign due to take place on 21st June 2017.

A full job description can be found here.

Please send a cover letter (with ref: Senior Media Officer in the subject line) and your CV to Mónica Parle: info@firststory.org.uk. The closing date for the role will be Wednesday 5th April at 5pm. Interviews for suitable candidates will be held w/c 10th April at the First Story offices in London.

Volunteering

Below are some examples of how you may get involved by volunteering. Please note for all proof reading, copy editing and design opportunities it would be great to know what sort of experience you have in editorial work.

  • Volunteer at our Head Office in London (throughout the year):
    • Proof reading (January-July)
    • Copy editing (January-July)
    • Designers (January-July)
    • Office admin
    • Data entry
    • Programme evaluation
    • IT assistance
    • Or let us know what skills you can bring to us!
  • Volunteer at our Young Writers’ Festival (each September)
  • Offer your services, for example publishing our anthologies, giving PR advice or hosting an event or meeting (throughout the year)

If you would like to volunteer with us in any of the above capacities or in other ways we’d love to get to know you, so please fill out our volunteer questionnaire and email to info@firststory.org.uk. The form can be downloaded here.

If you would like to find out about other ways to support us, please see here.

Volunteers at our Young Writers' Festival

Volunteers at the First Story Young Writers’ Festival