Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
Closing date: 6 February 2017, noon
About the Company
Loch Lomond Steamship Company is a registered Scottish Charity which took ownership of the Maid of the Loch paddle steamer in 1996. The Maid hasn’t sailed for 35 years. Our vision is to conserve her to her former glory and sail her again and return paddle steamer cruising to Loch Lomond for the enjoyment of all and future generations.
Our goal is to fully reclaim the future of the last paddle steamship built in the UK and restore the Maid by recreating post-war cruising with 21st Century comforts and establishing the ship as a vibrant and quality maritime experience for visitors to engage with and enjoy as renewed legacy resource, sailing on one of the most iconic and stunning settings within the UK, on Loch Lomond.
To achieve this we are currently fundraising through an ambitious Capital Appeal to match fund Heritage Lottery Funding which will be awarded if we successfully raise a target amount of £1.7 million. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced intern who can help us promote Maid of the Loch to investors and funders through our website and a number of initiatives.
The intern will work closely with the Chief Officer and support staff of Scotland’s Towns Partnership. Reporting to Capital Appeal Director, your main tasks will include:
• Coordinating Maid of the Loch website and brand refresh, liaising with designer and developer
• Developing marketing campaigns/plans (including social media)
• Capital Appeal research and fundraising campaign support
• Related admin (which may include support admin for Board)
This role is advertised on a self-employed basis. Please note that you will be invoicing as a freelance consultant. This is a very simple, uncomplicated process. You will also be advised to register as self-employed with HMRC if you have not already registered. Please note, students in Scotland on a Tier 4 Visa are not permitted to be self-employed and should therefore not apply for this role.
The ideal candidate will have a background in communications, marketing or related field.
We need a strongly motivated individual, able to work independently, and within a team, under tight deadlines. You will have knowledge of digital communications, website management (WordPress), branding and marketing (including campaigns and market research).
Identifying funding sources is also important, as well as having experience of application writing and fundraising. Knowledge or experience of CRM and database management would be highly beneficial. You will be creatively minded and able to communicate well with external agencies and media.
Having excellent communications and interpersonal skills is essential as well as being organised and able to prioritise.
Closing date for applications is 6 February 2017, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.
Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.