Events Management Internship/Placement/Volunteer (unpaid)

Website pausecatcafe Pause Cat Cafe

Increasing happiness with a haven for cats and humans and cats to enjoy each others company

About this role

A great opportunity for anyone interested in expanding their events knowledge and build experience for their future employability. You will get hands-on experience of running events from start to finish with our one-off and regular events.

As well as keep the current events like cat yoga, cat mindfulness, Movie nights, Art and Kitten Classes, you are free to come up with your own events which you will be responsible for. These events will also aim to raise awareness of animal welfare and fit our mission of kindness.

You will be responsible for the marketing and promotion of the events, this will include branding, posters, online marketing, press releases, sponsorship and newsletters. The job is a great opportunity to network with the local press and local community.

Pause Cat Café is a pawsome place to work, the best place ever! I have gained so much experience in all fields of events. The best feeling is when your event comes to life, from the little idea on a piece of paper to happy attendees telling you they want to come back again and again. You are free to come up with your own ideas and solutions, it’s a great way to challenge yourself. The more you give the more you will get back, along with a lot of cat cuddles. – Michelle


  • Placement year – full-time temporary contract for a minimum of 40-weeks (unpaid)
  • Internships – full-time temporary contract for a minimum of 3-weeks (unpaid)
  • Volunteering – a minimum of 3-hours per week, ongoing (can be working from home)


  • A full induction, with ongoing support and supervision throughout your placement
  • Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities
  • A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones


Due to the nature of the role, some weekend or evening work may be required for which time-off-in-lieu will be offered.

Tasks include

> To assist the owner with the marketing of events
> To assist the owner in sending newsletters
> To deal with email and telephone enquiries
> To help writing sponsorship proposals
> To help writing press releases
> To help design posters for the event
> To recruit enough volunteers for the event
> To attend events and assist with on the day logistics, volunteer management, etc.
> To maintain a database of information
> To send thank you letters after and feedback forms after all events
> To help create budgets and chase outstanding income
> To carry out administrative duties
> To research new event and marketing opportunities
> To apply for relevant licenses needed for events
> To deal with confidential information in an appropriate manner at all times

The successful candidate will be

> Interested in animal welfare
> Motivated on developing their event management skills
> Excellent at communication: written, face to face and over the telephone.
> Experienced with Microsoft Office Packages
> Knowledgeable of the digital environment
> Attentive to details
> Good at organisational skills
> Good at prioritising workload to meet deadlines
> Enjoying working as part of a team of staff and other volunteers
> Flexible to help with late/weekend events
> Motivated to find creative ways of solving problems

Application procedures

  • Please email Jaya via our contact us page your CV and an inspirational cover letter explaining why you are the best person to work with us.
  • This placement is unpaid.


Here at Pause Cat Cafe, we ensure that everybody gets equal rights. To do this we have become a Disability Confident Employer, and have made a commitment to employ and retain disabled people. There are always alternate ways to do any task given, and we will do our best to accommodate people who have any disabilities by making reasonable adjustments to the job. If a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job, they will be given the opportunity to show their abilities at an interview. We aim to make every employee that works here Disability Confident as well, therefore making Pause Cat Cafe part of the Disability Confident culture.

We will support any employees with managing their disabilities or health conditions, this includes encouraging employee’s to be open about their support needs; providing any reasonable adjustments necessary for the job role; ensuring there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled staff; ensuring the manager is aware of how to support staff who are absent from work, and valuing and listening to all feedback given from staff.


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