N1, London
£20,000 per year
Full-time, Internship
Job description


Clore Social Leadership identifies and develops exceptional leaders who will change the world around them. We provide high quality training, coaching and powerful networks to ensure that the UK has the social leadership it needs today. 

We are currently in the process of establishing a new National Development Unit (NDU) to promote and grow social leadership. The Unit’s objectives will be to;

  • understand the development needs of social leaders, 
  • demonstrate the benefits, and
  • encourage the development of generous, effective and ethical leadership

The new Unit will build strong partnerships, create leadership networks, provide insights into social leadership, harness the power of our alumni, showcase ethical leadership and support innovation in the field. The new Unit will sit alongside our Programme Delivery Team.

The role

We are seeking an intern to carry out a wide variety of tasks designed to ensure the smooth running of our small but dynamic new NDU team. They will support the administrative tasks involved in delivering tailored, meaningful and timely engagement with social leaders in our growing community. The intern will work closely with the NDU team, as well as other members of the wider Clore Social staff team. We are seeking someone who is able to be adaptable and flexible in their work. The NDU as a new unit will need to be adaptable and responsive and requires a team comfortable with ambiguity. 

Why join us?

This is an exciting role for someone wishing to learn about the social sector in general, how to help build core leadership capacity, and find new ways of engaging with the charity leaders within it. As an intern at this respected charity, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in everything from events management to communications to data analysis. 

You’ll get a good understanding of the breadth of the social sector, and how people and organisations are working toward social change and social justice. You’ll meet Clore Social Fellows from all sectors and you will develop a good understanding of what it means to be a ‘social leader’.  You’ll also work as part of a small but committed team.

We take development of people seriously, and will work with you to find opportunities, develop your skills and experience during your time with us.

Example of Key Responsibilities:

Engagement Support 

  • Work with NDU team and wider Clore Social team to support the roadmap for the NDU in line with the mission to “reach a million leaders”

  • Support the analysis of historical data that will deliver the insights to inform the development of the NDU strategy

  • Help to define and deliver a programme of testing and user research to test different community engagement models for the NDU

  • Work with the NDU team to develop digital and analogue systems and processes that enable the testing of community engagement models for the NDU

NDU overall Team Support

  • Provide proactive support, such as;

  • Collecting, monitoring and evaluating data 

  • Supporting the delivery of online engagement methods, including uploading content and engaging with the Clore Social community

  • Taking minutes in meetings and ensuring they are circulated in a timely manner

  • Escalating important information and enquiries to the appropriate senior staff member 

  • Creating and managing a schedule of events and other community meetings

Project Management 

  • Take a lead on one or more specific projects according to the need of the organisation and interest of the appointed intern 

Person specification (E=essential, D=desirable)

We are looking for a graduate wishing to pursue a career in the voluntary sector, someone passionate about making a difference and  building a stronger social sector. They will be:

  • Focused: Self-sufficient, conscientious, well organised with a focus on completion and delivery (E)

  • Supportive: Good at working with people (E)

  • Empowered: Confident and assertive (E)

  • Effective communicator: Highly literate and numerate (E)

  • Driven: Motivated and energetic (E)

  • Curious: Commitment to learning and continuous improvement (E)

  • Great attention to detail (E)

  • Confident and competent in the use of digital tools and excellent IT skills (E)

  • Cheerful manner, on the telephone and in person (D)

  • Experience with organising projects or events (D)

  • Experience working in an office environment (D)

  • Educated to a bachelor degree level or higher (D)

Reporting relationships

You will report directly to the Director of Engagement and also work closely with the other members of the NDU. From time to time you may be asked to carry out tasks on behalf of other Clore Social team members, as a small team the focus is on achieving our objectives and not adhering to our job descriptions. 

Hours and place of work

The post is for five full days each week, normally within office hours (9.30am to 5.30pm), amounting to 35 hours per week. Some flexibility is necessary as you may need to attend evening events and/or nights away at local Chapter events.

The internship is expected to last for 6 months, starting in September 2019.

The office is based at CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH.

Pay and benefits

This role will be paid £20,000/year and is entitled to 25 working days holiday each year (pro rata) in addition to statutory holidays.

Application Process

Please include a covering letter and CV as your application. Your covering letter should explain why you would be interested in working at Clore Social Leadership and how any previous experience would help to make you a suitable candidate for this role.

Application deadline: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at midnight

1st round interviews: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 between 2-6pm

2nd round interviews: Friday, September 6, 2019 between 3-6pm

Clore Social Leadership is committed to a policy of equality and diversity.

Registered charity number: 1136727


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Posted on: 30 July 2019
Closed date: 29 August 2019
Job ref: Engagement Intern 2019
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