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Graduate Associate Opportunity – Deadline 22 June

Wilton Park organises over 60 events a year in the UK and overseas, bringing together leading representatives from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military and the media.

We focus on issues of international security, prosperity and justice. Our meetings provide a neutral environment where conflicting views can be expressed and debated openly and calmly, allowing acceptable compromise and resolution to be achieved.

Our priorities include:

The Graduate Associate will work across the organisation, immersing themselves in the work of each team, providing support for the delivery of Wilton Park’s objectives, which are to help develop and deliver a programme of projects and programmes in support of the UK’s foreign policy objectives.

The Graduate Associate will support the production lifecycle of Wilton Park events, working from identification and development of initial policy ideas through to the preparation, project management and delivery of events held at Wiston House or in alternative venues in the UK and overseas.

Application pack

Application form

Equal opportunities questionnaire

If you are interested in applying for this post, please send your completed application form and equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@wiltonpark.org.uk by 22 June quoting ‘Graduate Associate’ in the subject line. Interviews are likely to be held over the period 2 – 13 July 2018. Please indicate your availability.

Graduate Research Job Opportunity

Closing Date: 2 July 2018
Job Title: Graduate Research Executive (GRE)
Working For: BMG Research
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £18,000-£23,000 DOE + Benefits + Company Bonus Scheme

We are growing. We have another role available at BMG; in our Social Research team. The position is best suited to either graduates or Research Executives with less than 2 years’ experience.

We require candidates who can demonstrate strong organisation skills, a willingness to learn, those who are self-assured but not arrogant, and those who like to take on challenging tasks, whatever they may be.

To be successful, candidates will have a strong desire to learn, hold a minimum of a 2:1-degree qualification or equivalent, are numerate with a good understanding of collating and analysing data. Candidates will already have a detailed understanding of primary research methods and are looking to pursue a career in a fast-paced, fun and exciting research setting.

Relevant training and skills development opportunities will be provided to the successful candidates, who will also join the BMG Graduate Training Program.

Key Responsibilities: • Designing questions and topics for research that generate fresh insight for our clients • Basic coding of results and data checking • Carrying out background research to support proposal and report writing • Preparing project materials including job spec forms, coding and data analysis specs • Assisting with qualitative research, including recruitment and preparation of materials • Providing support on the analysis and presentation of data • Reporting results in a clear, concise and usable way • Writing articles for the BMG Research website

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following: • Excellent written and spoken English accompanied by good numerical skills • An interest in, and knowledge of society, current affairs and politics • An understanding of data and statistics • An ability to write around data/results (to tell an accurate and interesting story) • A full working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint • An ability to meet strict deadlines • A keen eye for detail – spotting and correcting errors • A willingness to take on challenging and varied tasks • A professional, can-do attitude

Experience of the following is desirable but not essential:
• SPSS • Primary research and/or fieldwork • Data charting tools

Closing Date: 2 July 2018
Initial Selection Notification Date: Wednesday 5th July 2018
Interview Dates: Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th July 2018
Start Dates: Late July OR early August

Application Details
If you believe you are the right candidate, please send a covering letter detailing why we should choose you, and an up-to-date CV to recruitment@bmgresearch.co.uk

Please Note
Both covering letters and CVs should be in PDF format only.
All applicants will receive a reply, though not all will receive written feedback. All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a basic DBS check.

Dr Ben Seyd is available to offer advice to students interested in applying: tel. 01227 (82)7584 or e-mail. B.J.Seyd@kent.ac.uk

 

Kent Union Graduate Intern Opportunity

Kent Student Union
Graduate Intern Opportunity
Volunteer Management & Graduate Employability
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £16,216
35 hours per week
37 days annual leave

Thank you for your interest in the position of Graduate Intern (Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability). Kent Union is a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000 volunteers. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first student’s union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 9 years, placed 38th for 2018.

The position of Graduate Intern (Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability) is based within our Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability Department. The post holder will be required to support the delivery of Volunteer Management operations, ensuring that best practice in volunteer management is championed and embedded across the organisation, so that volunteers feel aligned behind Kent Unions charitable purpose and have an exceptional volunteering experience. The post holder will also support the departments Graduate Employability functions. Key duties will include overseeing Kent Unions’ Volunteer Reward and Recognition programme, supporting our annual Volunteer Satisfaction Survey and assisting with Graduate Employability initiatives, as well as providing day to day support to the Head of Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability.

You will be a self-motivated, flexible individual, who can work well within a team or independently. You will be able to multitask, have strong IT skills, as well as excellent communication skills.

The position provides an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate from the University of Kent to learn and gain valuable practical experience in the field of volunteer management, working for a charity which has over 2,000 volunteers. This will provide the post holder with many transferable skills and valuable training, as well as excellent prospects for future employment.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Steph Hughes on 01227 824309. For an application pack and to find out how to apply please go to https://kentunion.co.uk/workforus

Closing date for applications: 3 July 2018

Interviews: 13 July 2018

 

Democratic Services Officer – Graduate Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with initiative and drive to join a small but busy team supporting the democratic processes of the Maidstone Council and helping to ensure that decisions can be taken effectively and lawfully. This will involve co-ordinating and servicing meetings of the Council’s Committees, working closely with Councillors and Senior Officers, and will include preparing and publishing agendas, reports and minutes.

Applicants for the post will need to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with Councillors and Senior Officers, and must have strong written and spoken communication skills. Interpersonal and organisational skills are also essential requirements of the post and you will regularly be required to attend evening meetings, for which payment will be made. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a busy, high-pressure environment.

We welcome applications from candidates without previous direct experience in a Democratic Services environment, provided the candidate can demonstrate the skills required and an enthusiastic attitude.

This post is career graded and training will be offered in all aspects of the role, including the possibility of studying for professional qualifications.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Sam Bailey on 01622 602263

Job title: Democratic Services Officer
Job reference: 001015
Application closing date: 30/05/2018
Location: Maidstone
Salary: MBC Grade 7-9 (£22,592 – £30,844)
Package: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), to employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.

Closing Date: 30 May 2018
Interview Date: 19 June 2018

Email queries to:
The Recruitment Team
Mid Kent Human Resources
HRSupportTeam@MidKent.gov.uk

To view job details or apply on-line click here.

To search for other jobs with the Council  click here.

 

 

 

Paid Internship Opportunity – International Federation of Red Cross

The internship is based at the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland.

It is a 6 month, paid internship with the possibility of another 6 month extension based upon performance and interest.

The position offers the opportunity to contribute substantially to the workings of a global public health advocacy programme.

Work & residence authorization in Switzerland will be sponsored and you will be provided with a 75CHF (approx. US$75) per day stipend plus vacation.  The IFRC are the only international organization in Switzerland which offers paid internships.

For a recent graduate interested in global public health, advocacy and/or development, this is a unique opportunity with the world’s largest humanitarian organization.  The internship is particularly relevant to recent students who have indicated an interest in international development.

Please visit the IFRC’s jobs board for more information. Applicants will need to submit their applications directly through the online portal at the jobs board.

The deadline for application is 9 May 2018.

 

 

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Recruitment Consultant Graduate Schemes

Are you confident, driven by success and motivated by the prospect of earning a lot of money? If so then these graduate schemes in recruitment are for you!

Role Recruitment Consultant Graduate Schemes
Salaries £18.5k – £25k + very generous commission structures – Earn over £60k in Y1!
Start Dates Flexible: Summer / Autumn 2018
Locations London, Bristol, Manchester, Reading, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, Glasgow.. etc. (UK wide)
Apply now http://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/recruitment-graduate-schemes/?ref=DEPT
Deadline 1st July 2018

What would you be doing in recruitment day-to-day?
In these roles you will be generating new sales by calling companies who may have vacancies and persuading them to use your recruitment services to fill those vacancies. You will then contact a database of candidates to place individuals into these roles. Every time you convert a lead into a client and place a candidate successfully, you will earn a commission bonus.

Why should you apply?
These companies all offer different perks including:
– Monthly Michelin star restaurant lunches
– Quarterly 5* all expenses paid holidays to Miami, Monaco Grand Prix, New York, Dubai etc.
– Market leading training and personal development
– They ONLY promote from within – all directors started off on the graduate programme
– Excellent quick career progression to partner/director
– Discounted gym membership/Company car

The Companies
– All the companies you will be considered for are professional industry-leading recruitment specialists
– They cover a wide range of sectors including commerce and industry, financial services and the public sector
– They pride themselves on excellent standards and exceptional levels of service to all stakeholders
– Focus on in-house development and organic growth means that their employees are able to progress quickly to management level

Is this for you?
– Any degree subject is eligible
– We’re looking for confident, money-motivated individuals with the drive and determination to meet targets
– Great relationship building skills are key
– Excellent telephone manner is essential

How to apply:

Click here to apply and be supported throughout the entire application process! It only takes 30 seconds!

 

NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Looking for a graduate job?

The NHS Graduate Scheme is now open! This 12 month management programme is designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles in the ever-growing health and social care sector. By the end of the programme you’ll achieve a fully funded management qualification and a health and social care leadership qualification. Find out more here

Applications close on 9th April!

And, if you are a 1st or 2nd year student then click here too find out about the opportunities and register your interest.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Deadline 26th March

FCO Graduate Internship
Ref FCO0095
Location London
Department FCO
Closing date for applications 26 March 2018
Salary 19,041 (with an additional London Location Allowance of 4,520)
Appointment Full Time, Up to 10 months fixed term appointment
Start Date: 30th August 2018

The Role

The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex – or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.

This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO Department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.

Your placement will offer you an in-depth insight into the work of your host FCO Department and plenty of opportunities to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO and to develop your skills. As we cannot necessarily match placements to academic background, they are most suitable for recent graduates looking for general FCO work experience, not specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies.

If successful with your application, you will be placed into a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is encouraged to seek out development opportunities; depending on circumstances, these could include cover in ministerial offices, temporary secondments to crisis teams and job shadowing in other Departments within the FCO.

The FCO is committed to recruiting and developing the most talented people from all backgrounds into a truly inclusive and diverse workforce.

Appointments to the FCO are made through open and fair competition, in strict accordance with the key recruitment principles of the Civil Service Commission.

Essential Information

For further information please use the links below:

If you have any queries then please contact us by emailing candidateenquiries@capitaras.co.uk

Further information about the FCO may be found on its website www.gov.uk/fco

How to get a job in the 3rd sector

Volunteering is key to breaking into the third sector

Handily for those who’ve already signed up to volunteer, organising and taking part in voluntary events is essential for getting your first charity job. “You need to stand out from the crowd. This means finding time to volunteer with a charity or community-based organisation,” says Ola Fajobi, global head of human resources at Christian Aid.

Likewise, Henrietta Blyth, people director for Tearfund, says volunteering can even outweigh postgraduate qualifications. “Having relevant experience and skills is more valuable than lots of qualifications. Pick a few charities you fancy working for and write to the relevant member of staff to ask them if you can shadow them for a few days. If they say yes, you have an ideal way of building relationships in the sector.”

You don’t need to be in London to work for a charity

While it can sometimes seem like all charity jobs in the UK are based in London, there are plenty of opportunities to be found in the rest of the country. “Although there are less charities outside of London, there are also less candidates, so don’t see this as too much of a barrier,” says Joe Marsh, fundraising consultant for Prospectus.

Though, due to vast size of London, and its direct flight links abroad where charities may have field programmes, there are undoubtedly more opportunities in the capital. “You have to ask yourself whether you would be prepared to move to give yourself more options,” adds Marsh.

When looking for charity jobs, be adaptable

It’s important to be flexible when looking for your first job. You’re unlikely to land your perfect role immediately, and demonstrating flexible skills will help you stand out from the crowd. “There is a lot to be said for candidates who are multi-skilled or have a number of specialities. You can sell yourself as dynamic, adaptable and an asset to any number of departments,” says Glen Manners, charity business manager for TPP recruitment.

Persevere to get your first charity role

The voluntary sector is competitive so part of breaking into an organisation is simply to keep going, says Andrew Hyland, recruitment manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Part of what makes candidates successful is showing your passion to recruiters. “The key is to flesh out why you want to work for a charity with examples of why you share an affinity with them. Quote an article, statistic or something from their website – anything to show that you’ve gone above and beyond can help you stand out,” says Manners.

Create your own third-sector job

To land your first charity job or get promoted, one option is to create your own role, says Carla Miller, managing director of Charity People. Look at the gaps that exist within your charity, which are relevant to your skills and offer to fill them. “I have created my own new job that way at a few different charities,” adds Miller. And if you’re looking for promotion, “sit down with your manager and discuss how you need to develop in order to operate at a higher level – then work towards that”.

Make your job applications clear, tailored and concise

How you write your cover letter can make all the difference when applying for jobs in the third sector. “You need to make sure you absolutely address in your letter the main areas that a charity is looking for, and that you do so in a succinct and well-written way,” says Pasca Lane, head of public relations at Scope.

Hyland agrees: “When you apply, ensure your cover letter includes all the skills and personal abilities highlighted in the job description.”

Likewise, it’s important to make sure your CV is concise so it’s easy for recruiters to see your skills. “CVs should be laid out clearly with skills and achievements at the beginning of the document,” says Sandra Smith, senior consultant at Charisma Charity Recruitment. “Voluntary work is important and should be included on CVs as another skillset. This will help prove you have passion and an interest in the charity’s work.”

*this article was published in the Guardian