This Barrow Cadbury Trust internship opportunity is designed to be a pathway to future employment in the social sector for a new or returning entrant to the labour market.
Salary: London Living Wage: (£10.20 per hour, £18,635 p.a. @2017-18 level)
This one-year internship will be for one year, starting in Feb/March 2018. The post holder will be paid the London Living Wage rate, 35 hours per week (or part time pro rata, by negotiation). The internship is a fixed term appointment and will not lead to permanent employment at the Trust at the end of the twelve months. Support with job search, and opportunities for gaining experience and skills, are part of our offer.
Purpose of Role
The role of the intern is to:
- Support the day to day delivery of three of our programmes: Criminal Justice, Migration and Economic Justice (we estimate that around 60% of the post-holder’s time will be spent on this element of the role).
- Assist with the Trust’s communications function (around 20%)
- Enable the post-holder to gain an insight into options for career development in addition to experience gained through work activities (up to 20%).
The internship is designed to be mutually beneficial. The successful candidate will gain knowledge of social justice issues and experience in partnership working, the charity sector, working in a team, supporting programme managers and the work of a busy office. The Trust is both well-run and well-governed; the experience of working in such an organisation will provide the successful candidate with an excellent grounding for any future role.
We expect that up to a day a week will be spent on additional development activities, for example shadowing staff, attending external events for personal learning or perhaps regular volunteering. There is no budget to pay for qualifications or formal training activities, as the opportunity for learning through the role is so extensive.
- Strong attention to detail
- Good written and spoken English.
- IT skills including Word, Excel (experience of databases and web administration desirable but not essential)
- Strong organisational skills with ability to develop and use systems.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, desire to support others in delivering their objectives
- Well-developed time management skills with ability to juggle tasks, manage competing priorities and work to deadlines.
- Excellent writing skills with the ability to communicate complex, sensitive issues clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences.
- Personal experience of, or evidence of interest in, one or more of the Trust’s priority areas of work
- Demonstrable commitment to the promotion of social justice and equality, and willingness to work within the Quaker-derived values of the Trust.
If you would like to apply please download an application form and other information below. Follow the applications instructions carefully. The deadline for completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 1 March. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at the Trust’s offices.
Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to references and confirmation of the right to work in the UK.