National Programmes Intern
Are you passionate about transforming the lives of young people? We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual to join our National Programmes team.
(3 month fixed term paid role)
The National Programmes Intern will be an integral part of the team, assisting on The Big Music Project. The successful candidate will help the innovative, high quality delivery of The Big Music Project by providing administrative support to the National Programmes Officer, plus excellent communication to the team as and when required in order to support the smooth and effective running of the project. You should be an articulate self-starter and able to work independently but also enjoy working within a busy but friendly team.
You will need excellent IT skills, including experience of Microsoft Office, and using databases. You will be pro-active and able to work at a high level both within UK Youth and with our charity and corporate partners, have a flexible approach to work and a willingness to work irregular hours, and be prepared to travel away from home on occasion to meet operational needs.
Strong attention to detail and a high quality of desk-based work are essential.
If you feel you have the background and experience required for this role and have a genuine interest in what we do as a charity, we want to hear from you. Your academic qualifications and professional experience are less important than your passion and enthusiasm for the job and ability to get things done.
The Big Music Project
UK Youth has joined forces with the recorded music industry via the BPI and Capital FM to create development opportunities to 14-24 year-olds across the UK. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Global Charities, the project will help young people aged 14-24 develop employability skills and provide motivational activities that open up new horizons. It will also promote resilience, awareness and ambition and so enhance participants' ability to interact with wider society while offering them access to a range of exciting opportunities.
Salary: £9.40 per hour
Hours: 22.5 hpw
Location: Islington, London
Required Skills and Experience
• Educated to at least GCSE/NVQ level 2 or equivalent.
• Flexible and adaptable style, working positively with a wide range of individuals.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
• Demonstrable understanding of the requirements of the role, and a clear commitment to supporting young people through music.
• Well-developed ICT skills, including Microsoft Office with experience of using databases (Excel and Access) and web sites and online tools.
• Willing and ability to learn new skills where in-house training is provided (e.g. IT/web programmes).
• Strong clerical/administrative skills including information collation skills.
• Proactive, determined, driven and passionate about getting results.
• Discretion and judgement, and ability to deal with sensitive information.
• Excellent organisation and time management skills.
• High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
• Empathy with the needs of young people and, ideally, experience of working or volunteering in the voluntary sector.
To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full job description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.
UK Youth is an equal opportunities employer