Database and Digital Intern with the Carnegie UK Trust

The Carnegie UK Trust works to improve the lives of people throughout the UK and Ireland, by changing minds through influencing policy, and by changing lives through innovative practice and partnership work.

Location: Dunfermline
£7.85 per hour plus travel allowance, 35 hours per week for 6 months
Immediate start 

Joining the team as a Database and Digital Intern, your key responsibilities will be:

·         Reviewing and updating of a database of 20,000 contacts including de-duping, removing contacts who have ‘gone away’, ensuring all key data fields are included. The database includes politicians, charities, senior government stakeholders and many more.  Keeping it up to date is essential to good communications and stakeholder relationships.  
·         Identifying, arranging the purchase of and updating bought-in stakeholder lists for database.
·         Working with senior staff to ensure that database Contact Groups are up to date and fit for purpose.
·         Working with officers across the organisation to ensure they are using the database correctly.
·         Preparing short guidance notes to support staff in ongoing use of key database functions
·         Preparing and issuing communications using the contact database, including e-newsletters, mass e-mails and hard copy distributions.
·         Reviewing and updating the corporate website, identifying opportunities for improved consistency, links and use of multimedia
·         Identifying new social media tools and practices and working with senior staff to consider opportunities for adoption
·         Identifying opportunities to highlight the Trust’s work on external websites, including blogs and social media
·         Working with senior staff to support the development of online and social media resources for the organisation’s new strategic plan
·         Additional corporate services tasks as required (reception duties, diary assistance for senior staff, meeting preparation etc.)


The ideal intern will be educated to degree level with experience of databases; specifically ‘ThankQ’ database experience would be desirable, though not essential. You will have a strong attention to detail, with an outcome-focused approach to tasks. You will be reliable, hardworking and able to work autonomously on set tasks with minimal oversight. A strong communicator, you will be IT literate and a skilled typist. Previous experience of using social media in an organisational context is essential. You will be professional and confident in working alongside senior staff and external stakeholders.


Closing date for applications is 25 June 2015, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.