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Young people of Southwark need support to help them access employment that reflects their ambitions and hard work, now more than ever.

Our paid internships aim to create positive futures for Southwark residents aged 16 to 24, who need help to get on the career ladder.

We’ve committed to paying our interns the London Living Wage 

Our current internships last for 12 weeks and are across a variety of our departments.

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About our internship opportunities

We are looking for six interns to join us in March 2021, in the following areas:

Transformation within children’s services
We have three intern positions available in this team that are centred around data support, project support and family support (requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check). Interns work in a small team of less than 10 people, helping to co-ordinate projects across children’s services.

Organisation Development
We have one intern position available in this team and are looking for interns with an interest in Human Resources and Learning and Development. The Organisation Development intern will work as part of the wider Organisation Transformation Team to support in modernising the way we manage and support our workforce to respond to local needs. Key projects include: ‘Southwark Ways of Working’ and ‘Southwark Stands Together’ initiatives.

IT and Digital
We have two intern positions available in this team and are looking for interns with an interest and willingness to learn about IT and technology projects. You could be involved in: Supporting Digital Signage project, audio/video conferencing in meeting room project, supporting Windows 10 project, reviewing technology road map, supporting The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government funding project

What we are looking for in our interns
Some key areas we look for in our interns are:

– An understanding of equality and diversity, health and safety and confidentiality.
– An understanding of what is required around timekeeping, attendance and conduct in the workplace.
– Working efficiently and effectively with customers and or peers.
– Working flexibly as part of a team.
– Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.

How to apply for an internship
Click on ‘apply now’ to apply online by 11.59pm on 31 January 2021.

Recruitment timetable

Deadline to apply:
Sunday 31 January 2021 at 11.59pm

Online group participation:
2 February 2021 – AM and PM session

Interviews via video call:
Week starting 8 February 2021

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Job Detail

  • Reference number SC04029
  • Date posted 07/01/2021
  • Closing date 31/01/2021
  • Location London
  • Schedule Full-time
  • Salary Range £10.75 per hour
  • Job Type Internship
  • Contract Type Casual
  • Internal Only No

Intern placement profile

A manager will support you during your placement to make sure you get:

  • The supported learning and development you need
  • Relevant experience of working within that department and discipline.

Intern placement summary

You will take part in our internship programme and work in a supported learning environment to develop professional skills, knowledge, behaviours and work experience, as set out in your internship placement plan.

As part of your internship, you will:

  1. Carry out a range of duties as specified by line managers and supervisors to help the efficient running of the team and the services it delivers.
  2. Work to the placement plan provided by the team you are based in.
  3. Work in teams with a flexible approach and be supportive to work colleagues.
  4. Communicate effectively and respond to both internal and external customer enquiries to the appropriate quality standards either by telephone, email, letter or face-to-face sensitively and efficiently.
  5. Make sure that all tasks are completed to agreed timescales, standards of accuracy and presentation.
  6. Attend and take part in training activities and workshops as identified as part of your learning and development, as part of the placement plan. Intern placement context information.
  7. You will be under the close direction of managers and your work will be checked regularly.
  8. You will get relevant coaching and access to training to support your development during your placement.
  9. To liaise with and attend regular meetings and to achieve personal placement plan targets, as agreed by your line manager.
  10. To be committed to our core values:
  • Treat residents as if they were a valued member of our own family
  • Be open, honest and accountable
  • Work for everyone to realise their own potential
  • Spend money as if it were from our own pocket
  • Make Southwark a place to be proud of
  • Always work to make Southwark more equal and just
  • Stand against all forms of discrimination and racism.
  1. At all times to carry out the responsibilities of the post in line with our code of conduct, policies and procedures including health and safety, equality and diversity, data protection, quality customer care and confidentiality.

Special conditions of recruitment There may be internship placements that require:

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Working outside office hours.

Where this is the case, you will be told as part of the recruitment process.

Intern placement specification

The intern specification describes the essential criteria, (minimum requirements), that you must demonstrate to be appointed to an intern placement. The desirable criteria are used to help us select between candidates. The criteria initially tested at short listing stages may be given further consideration at later stages of recruitment. Use the application form to describe how you meet the criteria outlined below. You should explain and provide examples to outline how your experience, knowledge and skills are relevant to the challenges of this post. Do not use more than 4,000 characters for any of these sections (knowledge, experience or skills) and do not feel that you need to reach this limit.

Criteria tested initially at short listing stage

E = Essential, or D = Desirable.

Education

3 GCSEs grade A to C or GCSEs grade 4 to 7 or equivalent (including Maths and English) (D)

Knowledge

  1. An understanding of equality and diversity, health and safety and confidentiality. (E)
  2. An understanding of what is required around timekeeping, attendance and conduct in the workplace. (E)

Experience

  1. Working efficiently and effectively with customers and or peers (E)
  2. Working flexibly as part of a team (D)

Skills

  1. Ability to organise and prioritise own workload (E)
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Our borough
Southwark represents a place of huge excitement and opportunity with a vibrant spirit pushing to achieve more for residents. It is a place of growth, development and opportunity.

A borough with a rich and proud history, strong sense of community and a great ability to transform and renew, sometimes very much against the odds.

Southwark possibly more than most typifies the changes, challenges and opportunities of being part of London as a global premier city and international destination of choice for business, enterprise, entertainment and the arts.Our borough is home to the architectural gem The Shard, to world-famous attractions such as the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tower Bridge. 7% of residents work in the cultural sector,complementing famous names including Hilton hotels and Ernst & Young who are based in the area.

Our values
The Council’s vision to deliver a fairer future for all is underpinned by strongly identified, plain speaking principles that guides all it does. These values of treating residents as if they were a valued member of the family and spending money as if it were from our own pocket are the cornerstone of our work.

We are committed to being open, honest and accountable. We are passionate about supporting the potential of every person in the borough, ‘making Southwark a place to be proud of’ is one of most important values.

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