CV21, Rugby
£26,985 - £29,885 per year
Temporary, 9 months fixed term, Full-time
Job description

About the role

An opportunity to join our busy team, helping to share some of Practical Action’s best work with global audiences. This role provides a chance to actively engage with the global WASH and Cities sectors, and with a range of people across Practical Action’s offices in the UK, Africa and Asia. You will work closely with the head of our Cities Fit for People programme to plan and deliver work over a 9 month fixed-term period that helps us capitalise on some key moments in the international development calendar. Particular tasks will be helping to finalise and launch a new, ground-breaking report on solid waste management; and putting together materials about our work on sanitation and with informal sanitation workers to use at a number of global conferences and other events. A great opportunity for an early-stage career professional to learn about the latest innovations and debates in sustainable urban development, waste management and sanitation, and to strengthen and build your networking and engagement skills.


About you

We are looking for someone with demonstrated ability to rapidly create positive working relationships both within and outside an organisation. You will need to be able to write well for a variety of formats (online and print) and professional audiences, and have excellent communication skills. You will have a grounding in the key issues facing urban slum and low income communities, in particular in their access to WASH and solid waste services. You will have some experience of working international development, and in a multi-cultural environment. We are looking for someone who can get up to speed rapidly, is highly organised, with strong team working skills. This could be the perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable experience, hone your skills and help us share some of our best work with a global audience.


Why join us?

You will join a high performing team of HR professionals, all committed to making the world work better for everyone. You will experience and contribute to a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged teams, and where work life balance and agile working is valued.

Our brand new open plan offices are 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:

  • Full time roles are contracted at 35 hours perweek.

  • Most staff in the UK are currently working from home due to coronavirus and we expect to it be this way for the next few months. It is however our normal practice to operate an agile working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (2 days per week depending on the role).

  • 26 days holiday rising with continuous service,in addition to public holidays

  • Pension scheme - employer contributes 10.5% salary and the employee contributes 5%.

  • Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave.

  • Life assurance (3 x annualsalary).

  • Bike to Work scheme.


About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact 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 are 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.

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Refreshed on: 15 May 2021
Closed date: 23 May 2021
Tags: Intl Development, Policy/Research

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