Digital Storyteller with Carnegie UK Trust

Location: Remote working due to Covid-19 restrictions
£12 per hour
Full-time, (with some flexibility around hours) for 6 months
Start date: March 2021
Closing date: 9 March 2021, 12 noon

Interviews will be held on 17/18 March 2021

The Organisation

“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. The Carnegie UK Trust was established by Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1913. The Trust is strongly committed to diversity within its workforce and especially welcomes applications from all in the community who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

You can find out more about the work of the Trust here

The Role

The Trust seek to appoint a creative and enthusiastic individual to join their Wellbeing and Towns Team. This is with the aim of generating digital assets that will tell the important stories uncovered and researched by the organisation over recent years, and support the advocacy of the Trust’s findings and key recommendations.

The Carnegie UK Trust works across a wide range of public policy areas (priority areas are our work on kindness, Gross Domestic Wellbeing and Flourishing Towns) so there is massive potential for a positive impact to be made through the current and future dissemination of stories developed from the results of such work.

Reporting to the Head of Policy, the key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • To support the Wellbeing and Towns team by:
    • exploring the existing body of policy, research and practice work to identify key messages.
    • proposing options for creative digital content.
    • working with policy and development colleagues to identify the most appropriate messages and methods.
    • producing high quality, creative digital content to take the work of the Carnegie UK Trust to a wider audience primarily using social media.
  • To contribute to the planning for the launch of the Carnegie UK Trust strategy 2021-2025 (due June/July 2021) by proposing and potentially delivering digital content.
  • To work alongside colleagues across the organisation to explore embedding digital storytelling into the Carnegie UK Trusts ways of working.


You will suit this role if you love sharing stories of real social value and have an interest in how organisations can support individuals and communities having a real impact on their quality of life and future prospects.

You’ll be organised in your approach to gathering and disseminating information, and able to take the initiative but have the judgement to ask questions when necessary.

You’ll also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional level of verbal and written English
  • Firm knowledge of digital marketing methodology
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of what the organisation does
  • Ability to turn key points into digestible ‘products’ including videos, blogs, gifs and other digital assets
  • Inquisitive nature, not afraid to ask questions
  • Empathy and emotional intelligence galore
  • Ability to work in a small team dynamic

The Wellbeing and Towns team is currently made up of 4 policy and development staff, whose skills are largely in research, evaluation and project management. The team is supported by 2 corporate services officers. The Digital Storyteller will need to work alongside team members to understand where their skills can best add value. A collegiate and flexible approach is essential.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact team@aai-employability.org.uk. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as their capacity is currently over-stretched.


Closing date for applications is 9 March 2021, 12:00.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the AAI Employability online application form on our website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE.

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.


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