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Spinal Injuries Association Intern

  • By The Spinal Injuries Association
  • Internship
  • England (United Kingdom)

Job description

Are you a graduate or considering a change in career? Do you want to gain first-class experience in a charity working alongside our Chief Executive Officer and Public Affairs team? If so, this opportunity may be perfect for you.

We are offering an internship at the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA). We’re a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people (SCI) in the UK to rebuild their lives, as well as offering support for their friends and family. We are looking for someone with drive and ambition, who is keen and committed to learning, and who can use his or her own initiative.

Tasks will include

Supporting the development of a living and ageing well programme for spinal cord injured people and their carers. This will involve researching the evidence, identifying and seeking input from experts in this field and understanding what services & support is already available

The intern will also be able to help set up and attend the development events and actively have a role in shaping the programme

Compiling a note by way of a record of the discussions at the key meetings

Mini research projects and compiling documents for the Public Affairs team

Provide assistance to a number of departments with specific emphasis on research and looking at patterns and trends

Benefits

You will gain first-hand work experience in a competitive sector
Enjoy being involved in rewarding projects with responsibility
Be included in meaningful and interesting tasks
You will get an insight into a particular area to help to shape your career choices
You will be working with a team of enthusiastic and supportive people
You will receive relevant training and support
You will receive a coaching session and support from the CEO
You will be reimbursed for travel expenses within a reasonable distance
You will be making a difference to the lives of those affected by a spinal cord injury
This will strengthen CV and help with future job applications

The commitment

3 or 4 days per week, ideally 10am-4pm (lunch breaks included)
4-month duration
Flexible times and days to suit you
This role will be based at SIA House, Milton Keynes.

If you are interested please send your CV along with a covering letter to:
Jen Sims, HR and Volunteer Coordinator Spinal Injuries Association, SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, MK6 2HH alternatively

The deadline for applicants is August 25th 5pm.

Please include in the covering letter an explanation as to why you think your skills and experience make you suitable for the role. We will acknowledge your application and let you know if you have been shortlisted. Interviews will be confirmed shortly after the deadline.

We thank you for your interest in the SIA and wish you the best of luck in your application!

Seeked profile

Preferred qualities and skills

• Eager and willing to learn
• Ambitious for own development and progression
• Committed and reliable
• Independent thinker and problem solver with the ability to make connections
• Ability to use initiative
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to research and synthesise thinking into written words
• Organised and systematic
• Ability to take ownership of a workload and ability to prioritise
• A cheerful and positive ‘can do’ attitude
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