Sutton Trust Internship Scheme 2020-21
One year, fixed term contract
Salary: London Living Wage (currently £10.75/hour)
Location: Sutton Trust offices are in London, role likely to be home based initially
Hours: 09.00 – 17.00
Job type: Full time, fixed term
Holidays: 27 days annual leave + public holidays
The Sutton Trust is a foundation committed to improving social mobility in the UK. Our work is focused on improving social mobility through education opportunities. We want to level the playing field for young people from low and middle income backgrounds so that they have a fair chance of accessing leading universities, apprenticeships and jobs.
The Sutton Trust Internship Scheme 2020-21 will run from Monday 24th August 2020 to Friday 27th August 2021. We have roles available in our Development and Research, Policy and Communications teams; please note that each role has a separate job description and application form. Interns will provide integral support to one of the Trust’s main teams and will be involved with at least one additional project from another team. They will learn about the individual team functions, as well as how they fit together within the charity. This internship is ideal for applicants who would like to broaden their experiences and develop a diverse range of skills.
Interns will be supported by their team’s Line Manager and by a central staff member. There will be regular meetings to monitor progress and provide mentoring and assistance where necessary. We will also arrange a follow up phone call 3 months after the internship has ended so we can continue to provide support if needed.
Please note that due to the current Covid-19 government guidance the Sutton Trust offices are closed, meaning both interns are likely to be working remotely initially.
The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.
Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form (equal opportunities monitoring form is optional), and submit it to us.
The applicant pack includes:
- Job description and person specification
- Application form
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (optional)
- Application guidance
Applications should reach us by 5pm on Monday 20th July, with interviews held on Tuesday 28th July for the Development Intern, or Thursday 30th July for the Research, Policy and Communications Intern. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview.
Please note that interviews will be held over Zoom, and you should be available for the whole day.
Please state your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line of the email, and it would also be greatly appreciated if you could note where you saw this job advertised (there is space to do this on the application form).
On Friday 10th July, our current interns will be answering some questions on our Instagram page about what it’s like to work at the Sutton Trust. If you would like to ask a question, please email us by 5pm on Tuesday 7th July. Please note we may not be able to answer all questions submitted. We will also be publishing a blog about our internships, so keep an eye on our website for further details.
If you require any materials in an alternative format, or have any other questions, please get in contact with us.
Any information you provide as part of your application will be treated as confidential and managed in accordance with relevant data protection legislation and guidance. Our privacy statement can be found on our website.
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