About the internship
Start date: As soon as possible (ideally during the week commencing Monday 30th July, but with some flexibility if necessary)
Duration: 3 months
Hours: Full-time Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, with the expectation that you will be able to work some evenings and early mornings
Pay: London Living Wage (£10.20/hour)
Application deadline: 9am on Monday 23rdJuly 2018
Interviews: We will be conducting interviews on Friday 27thJuly. We will inform candidates shortlisted for an interview by the end of the day on Tuesday 24thJuly.
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and hard-working intern to join our team. The chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for providing logistical and analytical support on research projects, as well as providing administrative support in the office.
Interns at BritainThinks gain exposure to all elements of our work, including seeing focus groups and workshops live in action, and feeding in to the brainstorming and analysis process. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to embark on a career in social and market research or in communications.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Please be aware that if you are shortlisted for interview there will be a short written task to be completed ahead of a face to face interview in our offices at Somerset House in central London.
- Have strong communication skills, on paper, in person and on the phone
- Have an excellent academic record
- Be organised and able to multi-task
- Have graduated or completed postgraduate studies in the past two years
- Have taken an interest in extra-curricular activities outside your studies or paid work to date
- Be able to use MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel to a high degree of proficiency
- Be able and willing to work full-time and some evenings or early mornings
- Be legally entitled to work in the UK
Ideally you would also have some previous theoretical or practical exposure to qualitative or quantitative research methodologies (e.g. through academic studies or work experience).
How to apply
If this sounds like you, please send the following to Grace Williams at email@example.com:
A one page covering letter, which clearly sets out:
- Why you're applying for an internship at BritainThinks,
- Why you believe you are right for the role
- Any previous relevant experience you have in managing a project or conducting research
Your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4)
Please send both your CV and covering letter together in one attachment with your full name as the filename.
Please note that, while we will try our best to contact all unsuccessful candidates, this may not be possible due to high numbers of applicants.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from individuals who have come in for interview previously.
We’re Hiring: Team Assistants
We need two bright and talented team assistants to work with our research teams and jointly look after the office administration. This is a great opportunity for someone who has worked in an office previously who wishes to gain more administrative experience.
We see the role of Team Assistant as being absolutely key to the happy smooth running of the office. They will be energetic, supportive, calm and very practical, taking care of lots of the administrative functions that allow us to deliver our work, but also being available to answer questions and get involved when we need an extra pair of hands.
The roles cover general office admin (stationery, post, meeting rooms, travel bookings, invoices, office supplies), finance support (looking after cash incentive payment requests, expenses, chasing invoices), project support (venue bookings, accommodation, preparation of research packs, arranging stakeholder interview dates etc.) and people support (organising team outings, supporting with inductions).
This is a fantastic role for an extremely well organised Team Assistant who is looking to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment where no two days are the same.
If you’re looking for a varied and busy role as a central support to a team of 15 and will be rewarded by being the happy, organised, helpful problem-solving facilitator of the team then apply now.
- Exemplary interpersonal skills: A cheerful and direct communicator
- Good general office administration experience
- Good ICT skills: experienced user of MS Office
- Highly organised approach, ability to prioritise
- Good verbal and written communication internally and externally
- At least 6-12 months in a similar administrative position
- Highly motivated self-starter
- A problem solver
- Sense of urgency
- Sense of humour
- Calm under pressure
- Experienceof managing a database of clients and suppliers
- Experience of events management admin
- Interest in GDPR
If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a covering letter and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject heading "Team Assistant".