Manchester, Greater Manchester
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£17,695 per year (plus hotspot allowance of £1,910 for Oxford)
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Oxfam Trainee (0122)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have passion and an enthusiasm for fighting against inequality?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to start a career in the charity sector?

If so, we would like to hear from you.  You don’t need to already know how charities work or to have any formal qualifications or work experience.  The Oxfam Trainee Scheme is not a graduate scheme, but an 11-month entry-level programme, which is unique in what we offer and what we’re looking for from applicants.  

We are looking for fresh ideas, approaches and ways of thinking from a variety of people, from a wide range of backgrounds, but particularly those from under-represented or disadvantaged groups.  

This scheme is open to everybody – women, gender variant people, people of colour, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, LGBT+ people, those from working class backgrounds, parents & carers, those who haven’t done a degree, those who haven’t worked for a charity before… and everyone else! Although, please note you need to already have the right to work in the UK and, if you’ve recently completed an internship or are already working for a charity, consider whether this entry-level scheme is right for you.

Useful information: 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 08 September 2019 (at midnight at the end of the day) 

When you’ll hear back: By 19 September 2019, via email. 

Assessment and interview day: Thursday 26 September in Oxford (OX4 2JY). 

NB: You must be available to attend on this day in Oxford in person (we will cover reasonable travel costs within the UK). Unfortunately, due the format of the day, we cannot do Skype/phone assessments instead.  

Right to work: If you do not have the right and proof of your right to work in the UK currently, we cannot consider your application for this role. Like all organisations in the UK, Oxfam must adhere to the UK’s immigration rules and points based sponsorship process, which does not permit Oxfam to sponsor for this particular recruitment. Please only submit an application if you have the right to work in the UK. Proof of right to work will be required during the assessment process. 

Flexible working: Our trainee roles are usually full-time, but there are also various part-time options available, as well as flexible work patterns (including term-time only, occasional homeworking etc.). 

Masked applications: All of our applications for this scheme are ‘masked’ which means that when we shortlist, we cannot see your name or any of the Personal Details you supply us. We shortlist purely on the merit of the content of individual applications, and masking names helps us to make extra sure we’re doing just that.

Disability Confident Employer Commitment: Oxfam is a disability confident employer, which means that we strive to recruit people and retain them in ways that are flexible to the requirements they may have as a result of disability.

Support to disadvantaged candidates: We want everyone to have equal chance at being considered for this scheme. If you are unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method, or you are experiencing another barrier to completing your application, please contact our recruitment team

Diversity: We are committed to ensuring diversity (in all its many forms) within our organisation. 

Attachment(s): Please click the apply button and download the Job Profile & FAQ document for further information about the opportunity. This document also includes a section on guidance and tips to support you with your application. Good Luck!

About Us 

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Posted on: 14 August 2019
Closed date: 08 September 2019
Job ref: 0122
Tags: Admin, Operations