Copywriter, £27k-£30k p/a

Here at Human Appeal we have an exciting opportunity for a Copywriter to join our team based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester. You will join us on a full-time basis as part of an initial 1-year fixed term contract with a view to progressing into a permanent role. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £27k-£30k per annum.

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide.

As a Copywriter, the successful candidate will be working closely with the Senior Graphic Designer, creative director, designers and other members of the Communications Department to ensure that material is clear, consistent, complete and credible, and that text is well written, grammatically correct and accessible. To collaborate, conceptualise and craft campaign ideas from concept to completion, taking both a conceptual and strategic approach to a wide variety of projects from global fundraising campaigns to internal campaigns, from storyboards to social media, from tone of voice to video scripts. All with a view to ultimately increasing awareness, understanding, donations, engagement and retention with Human Appeal amongst our key target audiences and stakeholders. We are ideally looking to appoint somebody immediately to this role.

Benefits of joining us as our Copywriter include:

  • 35 days Annual Leave
  • Matched pension contribution
  • Employee discounts and memberships
  • Prayer facilities
  • Opportunity to really make a difference!

Key duties and responsibilities of the Copywriter:

  • To take stakeholder feedback and be able to efficiently take on amends and rewrites, offering the same level of care and attention with every version.
  • To continually work within given time-frames and ensure work is delivered in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring adherence with our brand style guide at all times
  • Maintaining best practice for print, web, email and mobile communications, including adhering with accessibility guidelines.
  • Clearly understanding the content strategy for Human Appeal and contributing towards the overarching goal delivery.
  • To deliver at least x1 new creative content type for each major campaign in 2022 – Ramadan, Qurbani and Winter.
  • Lead on creative ideas, headlines and copy for campaigns, events and challenges. Also required to write scripts for videos, adverts and documentaries etc. 

What we’re looking for in our Copywriter:

  • Graduate – ideally in English, journalism, marketing or any other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3+ year’s professional copywriting experience in an agency environment or in house across different categories and channels.
  • Experience working on or developing creative strategies that meet business needs through a clear understanding of brand, customer and brief objectives.
  • Confident presenting and communicating clearly to our team and internal stakeholders. 
  • Disciplined, with excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of copywriting best practices.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, curiosity and a desire to improve.
  • Campaign driven copywriting. 
  • The ability to imagine, identify and nurture fresh ideas that compel and convert.
  • A good Commercial understanding, with awareness of how content is more than words on a page.
  • A track record of developing marketing copy from conception, to delivery, to impact.
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for writing, with a creative portfolio bursting with new ideas.
  • A love for brand storytelling and tone of voice development.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to create innovative work.

Please include your portfolio (we would like to see content and copywriting) along with your CV when applying.

This would be an ideal role for an experienced Copywriter looking to make a difference in a rewarding role within the Charity Sector!

We are looking to appoint this role ASAP and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so for the best chance of success please click ‘apply’ today to become our Copywriter – we would love to hear from you.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that due to the anticipated quantity of response, we will only be contacting candidates who are shortlisted to interview stage. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of your application, please assume that unfortunately you have been unsuccessful this time.

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A Little Bit About Human Appeal…

We have a high staff satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5 on Glassdoor! Here’s why:

What our CEO Says:
“We are faith-based but not faith-specific. We have faith in all of humanity and believe we can achieve great things when we work together. So, come and be part of a dynamic global charity where we celebrate our differences, as well as our common humanity”
Dr Mohamed Ashmawey


What our Staff Say:
“At Human Appeal, each one of us has the opportunity to influence others. If you are prepared to challenge yourself there are no limits, so come and make it happen!”
Simon, Systems and Reporting Manager

“I have been working at Human Appeal for many years! I believe in the cause we are working for. I believe in the charity sector and I believe in the reward we get for helping our fellow human beings in desperate need”
Insaf, Finance Lead

“Working as a fundraiser, every day is different. It can be challenging, but when you’re working tirelessly and raising funds to help those in need, it’s an amazing feeling”
Adnan, Fundraising Coordinator

“I saw an opportunity to assist in helping people across the world with the excellent work Human Appeal carries out. I enjoy working with so many talented people in a fast-moving environment”
Steve, Procurement Manager

Our Greatest Achievements Include:
Safeguarding bright futures for more than 22,000 vulnerable orphans in 9 countries. Our one-to-one sponsorship programme has a built-in school attendance requirement while covering the cost of food, housing, medical care, and learning materials.
Pioneering technologically innovative infrastructure projects in Pakistan, like designing and building a 25-km embankment on the Chenab River in Pakistan. Protecting an entire community from being washed away, the embankment has held back the floods each year, including Pakistan’s worst flooding in a decade during its last monsoon season.
Protecting the health of mothers and their children in war-torn Syria by running the only free maternity hospital in Idlib, Syria. By offering free medical care to vulnerable mothers and children, our staff at Al Imaan Hospital providing life-saving care to 100,000 patients every year.
Quenching the thirst for the 2 million residents of the Gaza Strip by working with UNOCHA to purify Gaza’s water network. And now, our newest project involves building a large-scale desalination plant to provide daily access to clean water for 60,000 people across Gaza.
Recovering lost livelihoods for vulnerable farmers in Gaza by planting 80,000 olive trees since 1991. The farming project provides each farmer with 30-40 prime olive trees so they can establish a vibrant, sustainable crop that yields not just food but income for generations.
Restoring safe and secure residential spaces in Syria, like the construction of a new town with 1,000 newly constructed homes in Al Zahoor.

COME AND JOIN THE FAMILY – click ‘apply’ today!