National Programmes Intern (FTC)

Are you passionate about transforming the lives of young people? We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual to join our National Programmes team. 

UK Youth is the largest national body for the youth sector. Founded in 1911, our growing network of youth organisations now reaches over 830,000 young people aged 9-25 across the UK. Our mission is to work hand in hand with young people – and the dedicated organisations supporting them – to develop the skills, belief, courage and leadership to build a bright future, regardless of background or circumstances. We achieve this by creating a network of youth services that works for everyone. Last year we invested £4.3 million on direct services for young people; piloting new approaches, investing in areas of high deprivation and low provision, supporting outdoor education and rolling out successful programmes nationwide.  

The National Programmes Intern will be an integral part of the team, assisting on The Big Music Project. We are looking for a positive, adaptable, reliable and highly efficient intern, the successful candidate will help the innovative, high quality delivery of The Big Music Project by providing administrative support, plus excellent communication to the team as and when required in order to ensure the smooth and effective running of the project, supporting training, meetings and events. 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.  

The Big Music Project

The Big Music Project is delivered in partnership between UK Youth and Global Radio and funded by The Big Lottery Fund. It creates development opportunities for 14- 25 year olds across the UK through their love of music, equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to create a successful future in the music and creative industries, motivating them to launch their careers.

The project will help young people develop employability skills and provide motivational activities that open up new horizons. It will also promote resilience, awareness and ambition and so enhances participants’ ability to interact with wider society while offering them access to a range of exciting opportunities.

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. 

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, social media and online tools.                
  • Willing and able 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.
  • An interest in and knowledge of music, the music industry and other creative industries would be an advantage.

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until May 2018

Salary: £9.75 per hour (London Living Wage)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Benefits: Pension, generous holiday allowance, life insurance

Proposed Start Date: 22 May 2017

To apply you should send an up-to-date CV together with a supporting statement to stating ‘TBMP Intern application’ as the subject title of the email.  Please ensure that your application for this role addresses the criteria in the person specification.

Closing date: 27 April 2017

Interview date: 3 May 2017

Please download the job description and person specification for more details on the role.  You are also invited to complete and return the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application.


UK Youth is an equal opportunities employer.

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