The Mothers’ Bridge of Love is a UK-based charity founded in 2004 by Xinran, author of Good Women of China, Sky Burial and What Chinese Don’t Eat. We aim to build the bridge between China and the west, between birth and adoptive culture and between the poor and the rich. Our mission is ‘culture for children’. Our head office is based in London. 

As our charity is growing fast, we are constantly looking for volunteers for various projects and office duties in London. The jobs advertised here are voluntary, with reimbursement to cover reasonable meals and travel expenses. Trainings will be provided to volunteers. 

As a volunteer, what benefit can you get if working with MBL? 

    * A good opportunity to make your contribution to the rapidly developing and sharply ramified society in modern China, to help Chinese children with poor living, health and education conditions as well as overseas adopted children who have no adequate exposure to their root culture.
    * A great learning opportunity to gain insights and knowledge in terms of organisational development for a cross cultural charity internationally
    * To get first-hand and latest knowledge and understanding towards the fast-growing China as it is today.
    * Excellent platform to access relevant networks at different levels both in China and the world (professionals, governors, and business people etc.)
    * A great work placement experience if you are school leaver or a new comer for the job market
    * Free access to our Chinese cultural library
    * To shadow management experience on project/event/arts related activities

Crrently we are looking for volunteers for the following positions:

Office Administrator 

We are looking for an office administrator to help us to organise our daily office work.

You main duties include:

    * Compile, sort and record information of contact details from various resource
    * Daily office correspondences and meeting minutes.
    * Receiving, sorting and sending office mails and emails
    * Telephone communications
    * Various errands according to the daily works

Skills required are:

    * Good command of English language, with profound writing and communication skills
    * Patience, reliability and carefulness are essential to this job.
    * Good office teamwork and motivations are important.
    * A commitment of at least three months.
    * A HR educational background is a bonus, though not necessary

The volunteer is required to work in the organisation’s London office (near Notting Hill Gate) for four days per week. Working hours and pattern are negotiable. Job share will be considered. 

Accountant Officer

Roles and responsibilities: 

    * Prepare journal entries; manage general ledger and subsidiary accounts.
    * Prepare monthly financial statements, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to the CEO.
    * Analyzes and reconciles expenditure and revenue accounts, including trustee accounts and sponsorship reports.
    * Calculates and prepares volunteer monthly reimbursement billings and tracks receivables.
    * Assists with the preparation of the MBL projects budgets.
    * Provide consultation on departmental personnel with budget questions, proper expenditure coding and other accounting related activities.

Skills Required: 

    * An excellent attention to detail
    * A high level of accuracy
    * A good team player
    * A relevant educational background or experience

Media and Communication Officer Your browser may not support display of this image.

 Roles and responsibilities: 

    * Write press release in bi-lingual languages (English and Chinese)
    * In charge of quarterly newsletters writing and distributing
    * coordinating and manage the charity online information for web manager to upload
    * Assist marketing/fundraising and other department to communicate efficiently externally
    * expand and manage useful pool of database within and out with media field
    * Assist any charitable events with media advise
    * advise CEO on external communication strategy

Skills Required: 

          o Media sense and observation is essential
          o Communication and presentation skills both in spoken and written English
          o Analytical, sharp thinking and problem solving skills
          o Experience in working with volunteers would be a bonus
          o A good team player
          o A good time keeper
          o Media degree or experience in the related field would be beneficial

Marketing Officer 

Roles and responsibilities 

    * Specifically to examine the current marketing trend in the filed of education, culture, and children in china, UK, and the rest of the world.
    * To design appropriate marketing research format and conduct marketing research

          o To analysis the data gathered and complete a finding marketing report

    * To develop an appropriate marketing model for a cross cultural charity in the international context.

          o To develop the charity marketing literacy and relevant membership brochure
          o To produce marketing strategy with the Executive Director

    * To make recommendations to the Executive Director in the cooperate strategy in terms of the charity branding.

          o To establish a team to implement the agreed marketing strategy

      Skills Required: 

          o Marketing skills
          o Communication and presentation skills both in spoken and written English.
          o Analytical and problem solving skills
          o Experience in working with volunteers would be a bonus.
          o A good team player

Research Officer 

Roles and responsibilities: 

    * To gather market information in connection to the current development in education, culture and children in china, UK and the rest of the world
    * To create an information bank in the area mentioned above
    * To make recommendation to the different programme managers according to the updated information gathered
    * To inform different network managers on the market changes and discuss any changes that affect the operational strategy
    * To establish and develop a funding and resources bank in order to support the charity networking, developmental activities and provide the market intelligence in term of fund raisings and sponsorships

Skills Required: 

    * Information gathering, compiling and managing  skills
    * Communication Skills
    * A good team worker
    * Ability to analyse the difficult information situation
    * Forward thinking

The working hour for the above four jobs is flexible and most of the workload is home-based. However, from time to time you may be asked to go over to the organisation’s London office (near Notting Hill Gate) for team meetings and group discussions.

Please contact MBL via to send your CV or for further enquires Tel: 020-70340686. For more information of the charity MBL, please visit .