Covid Aid is the UK’s leading national charity dedicated to supporting all those most significantly affected by Covid-19. We are here for people throughout the pandemic and beyond on issues including Long Covid, grief and bereavement, and pandemic-related trauma.
Having in the past year become an innovative award-winning charity which has raised six figures and reached more than 250,000 people across the country – directly supporting thousands affected by Long Covid in the process through our online support community, which has received Scottish Government funding – we are seeking an enthusiastic and highly capable Chair who can help us continue our award-winning journey so far. The tenure is 3 years, with the option to renew for an additional two terms.
Since launching in 2021, Covid Aid has reached thousands of people across the UK with support, advice, and information. We have built an award winning digital community with over 1400 members. The Charity has recently received some funding from the Scottish Government, which will enable growth and direct services to our Long Covid Community in Scotland.
At the moment there are more than 2 million people around the UK who have been living with Long Covid, with families and loved ones also dealing with the deaths of more than 200,000 people. With rates still high, these numbers will continue to Grow, with media attention elsewhere the fight for support for our Long Covid Community is more important than ever.
With the growth of our digital community in mind we are seeking a Digital Support and Services Manager. The person we are looking for will have an understanding of the Community North Star metric, and follow the SPACES model. Our digital support platform will continue to allow users to speak to each other and provide peer support, whilst in addition creating a community of interest groups, courses, webinars and other therapeutic sessions and courses. Through promotion of groups, courses, and events on our other digital channels we will reach our monthly audience, meaning that we can provide support to an ever-increasing and diverse audience of individuals who have been significantly impacted by Covid-19.
The role is 15 hours a week and the hourly rate is £17, we would expect that this would be worked over several days but this can be flexible to incorporate other commitments. This will include short regular meetings with the Executive Director as well as a fortnightly meeting with volunteers and colleagues.
The initial contract length is for three months, rolling on a monthly basis monthly after this. (With covid aid or the freelancers to provide a notice period of one month prior to departing role.) We hope that the flexible nature of this role will attract a candidate that can start as soon as is practical.
Since launching in 2021, Covid Aid has reached more than 200,000 people across the UK with support, advice, and information, built a community of more than 1000 members, been nominated for multiple awards, and as a small charity has recently secured lottery funding which will see us continue to deliver services into 2023.
At the moment there are more than two million people around the UK who have been living Long Covid, with families and loved ones dealing with the deaths of more than 200,000 people. With rates high, these are numbers which continue to increase – and with media attention elsewhere the fight for support around Covid-19 becomes more important than ever.
With continued growth in mind, we are seeking an enthusiastic and highly capable Executive Director who can lead us on the next phrase of our journey. The initial contract is for six months, with a view to extending this dependent on charity performance and the funding landscape.
Along with Covid Aid’s Chair and the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for:
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covid:aid is the UK’s national charity dedicated to supporting all those significantly affected by Covid-19.
We launched in May 2021 as the UK’s national charity for all those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, growing significantly month on month. (Read our monthly summaries to find out more about what we’ve been up to.) We are looking to continue this growth as we equip ourselves to help people in the longer term across a variety of Covid-related issues including Long Covid, grief and bereavement, trauma, and much more.
We are looking for an outstanding Operations Manager who is flexible and highly capable of ensuring our continuing growth through being able to take on a diverse number of roles.
This is the chance to make a difference at an extremely important time – as a new and growing charity your impact will be significant, with enormous potential for learning and development.
With a small team, this role will power the charity through driving us forward in key areas such as volunteer management, fundraising, and policy development. This is an ideal position for somebody who likes to get stuck in and roll their sleeves up while also being able to make decisions which will have a fundamental impact on our long-term capability as a significant national charity.
The role will also ensure efficient and effective management of organisational resources, systems and processes that will enable covid:aid to provide extra support for those hit hardest by Covid-19 in the UK. You will be leading on operational issues such as financial administration and information management.
A full job description is available here