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4 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £17,339 per annum
Location: Rugby
Job type: Contract
Contact: Blue Octopus
Category: Admin Jobs


About the role

Do you enjoy communicating with people on all levels?  We have an exciting opportunity for an Intern to join us in providing administrative support across the Supporter Services Unit and the Development Education team.

This is an exciting paid internship role, providing an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience of working within a busy environment, you will have strong attention to detail, be a team player and able to manage multiple tasks.

About you

You will have strong interpersonal skills, effective written and verbal communication skills and be a natural team player.  You will have the ability to learn new skills and processes quickly. Knowledge of Word, Excel and databases would be an advantage. An understanding of social media would be desirable.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our office is located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

·         25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.

·         A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.

·         Life assurance (3 x annual salary).

·         Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 16th July 2019

Interview dates: 23rd July 2019

To demonstrate how good an opportunity this is, have a look at a quote from on of our current Interns:

“I have been incredibly lucky to have gained work experience in such a positive and encouraging environment. Having graduated university and looking for work experience in an office environment this role has been a perfect fit. During my time here I have been supported throughout my development in the role, gaining valuable working skills for my future career. The atmosphere at Practical Action is very happy and sociable, being a smaller charity, you can get to know everyone here. I have really enjoyed working within the Supporter Services and Education teams having felt welcome within both. I would really recommend taking on this role as you will gain valuable skills, work with a very lovely and friendly team and have a great experience.” Katie (PA Intern)

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.



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