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Communications Assistant

SIFA Fireside are on a mission to end homelessness in Birmingham so we are on the lookout for a creative Communications Assistant to join our team as we launch a series of exciting fundraising initiatives and thought-provoking campaigns.


We are an inclusive organisation who support our staff and look for courage and dynamism in all of our team members. If you have a way with words, an eye for a newsworthy story and you care about our community, then our Communications Assistant could be the role for you.

This role is perfect for an ambitious individual who is looking to gain valuable experience in comms and marketing, whilst also positively impacting other people’s lives.

To find out more, take a look at the details below and get in touch.

Key tasks:


1. Assisting on a range of campaigns, from schools and corporate fundraising, to challenges and social events and liaising with corporate partners.

2. Assisting in drafting press releases and newsworthy stories before pitching to media outlets.

3. Updating SIFA Fireside’s social media channels, responding to supporter enquiries online and providing statistics as requested.

4. Assisting with corporate volunteer conversions (incl. liaising with volunteers, arranging photographs, supporting with feedback forms).

5. Exploring and assisting with creative ways to bring SIFA Fireside’s work to life via, for example, video and infographics.

6. Supporting the team with Individual Giving and Communications processes as required.

7. Completing ad-hoc jobs to support the work of SIFA Fireside as requested by the Communications Lead.*

*This is not an exhaustive description of the job. Aspects will change over time and the job holder is expected to contribute to its development and progression.


Salary: £19,838 pro rata

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 21 hours per week

Responsible for: Communications and administrative support

Benefits: Progressive career development opportunities and training, 36 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays with length of service increments (part-time entitlement is pro rata), contributory ethical pension scheme, flexible working options, enhanced staff wellbeing package, invitation to join Employee Voice group and EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) group, central location for transport links.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are looking to create an inclusive working environment with a diverse workplace. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness.

Full details are available via the links below.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Robb Sheppard on 0121 766 1700 or email

To apply please download and complete the application form below. Completed applications forms should be emailed to

Deadline: This post will remain open until we find an outstanding candidate.


Click here to download the Job Description

Click here to download the Personal Specification

Click here to download the Application Form