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Reference: 88812

Date Added: 15 May 2023
Closing Date: 5 June 2023

Job Title: Programmes Internship

Working For: Royal Commonwealth Society

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (£11.95 p.h. + benefits)

Length of Contract: 6 months. Part time position.

Job Details

Working Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days a week, office based) 
Line Manager: Programmes Officer 
Duration: 27 June 2023 – 22 December 2023 

We seek an intern that can provide essential support to our programmes and specifically to the delivery of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (QCEC). Key deliverables during the period of engagement will include support for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, the launch of a new virtual creative writing programme and other activities and events in the Society’s calendar.

Duties and responsibilities

The Programmes Intern will assist the team with a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Assisting with the promotion, administration, and logistics of the QCEC.
  • Assisting with the QCEC judging process, including communication with volunteer judges across the Commonwealth.
  • Assisting with planning and delivery of QCEC events (including Winners’ Week and Royal visit inclusions).
  • Assisting with the development of a publication to celebrate 140 years of the QCEC.
  • Assisting with the formation of a QCEC past winners network.
  • Organisation of QCEC archival data.
  • Research and preparation of topical briefings.
  • Content development and delivery for the Society’s social media channels.
  • Other administrative duties as required.

Person specification

The Programmes Intern should have the following characteristics:

  • An ability to communicate clearly and politely, in person, on the phone and via email with a wide range of people (including diplomatic representatives).
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Innovative approach to work.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • An ability to write in clear, concise English.
  • Experience of using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Confidence using the Microsoft Office suite and a willingness to learn to use new IT
  • An interest in international education, literacy or current affairs.
  • Experience of supporting / working with young people.

Please be aware that applications can only be considered from individuals with the existing right to work in the United Kingdom. Applicants should be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Please see www.royalcwsociety.org/vacancies for more details.

Closing Date: 5 June 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held between Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 June for a start the week commencing Monday 26 June 2023.

Application Details

Applicants should send a CV (1-2 pages) and covering letter (1 page) explaining why you would like to intern for the Society and how you meet the above person specification to Bradley Sisson at bradley.sisson@royalcwsociety.org with Programmes Intern Application – (your last name)’ as the subject of your email.

Website: https://www.royalcwsociety.org/

Additional Notes