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Title

Team Support and Network Intern

Posted
Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Voluntary
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 12/12/2013
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Helen Saunders
Telephone 020 7324 3630
Email recruitment@forumforthefuture.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future's role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future.
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Description

Forum is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our support team in our London office. This is an ideal role for someone seeking to build experience and skills in general administration and managing professional networks whilst working in a busy and diverse office environment. It is also a great opportunity to be at the centre of and contribute to one of the UK's leading sustainable development organisations.

You will help our team of network managers, event managers and administrators to provide support to a large team of advisors, administer our many projects and partnerships, and ensure the smooth running of our London office.

Duties include:

  • support in Member and Partner research, benefits updates and tracking
  • support for meetings and general office management
  • entering and updating information in our Salesforce database, the intranet and our website
  • helping to prepare and maintain documents and systems, including working on Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents
  • preparing for and providing support at Forum events such as workshops and seminars
  • general research tasks
  • booking travel, food & accommodation
  • general support to project and partner managers
  • general support to the Network team

Person specification:

  • good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • excellent attention to detail and the completion of tasks
  • enthusiastic about being part of a friendly but busy office
  • reliable, proactive and able to take the initiative when necessary
  • highly organized, efficient and able to multi-task
  • excellent communicator with the ability to work across various busy teams
  • an interest in sustainable development is desirable

Interns would ideally work 4 days a week over a period of three months; however work hours can be negotiated. The internship is unpaid, but Forum for the Future is able to cover lunch up to £5 per day and daily transport costs to the office (within Zone 6). You will receive necessary training and support relevant to the tasks involved.

Please apply with a CV, covering letter and equal opportunities form. CVs should be two sides in length. Covering letters should be no more than one side, and should explain clearly with examples how you meet the person specification. Please note the Equal Opportunities form will be extracted from your application and not form part of the shortlisting process.

Please send your CV, covering letter and equal opportunities form to: recruitment@forumforthefuture.org

Alternatively, you can send your application by post to:
Helen Saunders
Forum for the Future
19-23 Ironmonger Row
London EC1V 3QN

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 12th December 2013
Interviews: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Start date: Monday 6th January 2014

We will aim to notify shortlisted candidates by close of business on Friday 13th December if they have been shortlisted for an interview. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond personally to all applicants.  If you do not hear from us by this date will not be pursuing your application further.

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