Inter-Cep is Hiring

Programme Coordinator Required for Inter-Cep

Part-time Intern Role

£100 per day – Typically 1 day per week

Outline

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The International Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Policy (Inter-Cep) is a research resource and knowledge dissemination programme that includes:

  • The development of an online database of public sector interventions in support of enterprise and entrepreneurship around the world
  • A programmed series of events and quarterly workshops that bring together civil servants, academics and practitioners
  • The development of a new academic journal

Inter-Cep was originated by University College London (UCL) with support from the British Council, Georgetown University (USA) and the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (Sweden). The original partners have been joined recently by The Rain Gods.

Inter-Cep is led by Prof Michael Stewart of UCL.

The Role

Following a recent reorganisation, the partners are now looking for a part-time intern to take on the role of Programme Coordinator, managing the day-to-day operations of the programme.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Being the first point of contact for general enquiries
  • Maintenance of the website
  • Monitoring of PG student researchers contributing case studies to the InterCep site
  • Managing the process of call, submission and selection of research papers for the journal
  • Managing the development of the workshop concepts and programmes
  • Social media promotion of all InterCep activities

Opportunities exist to develop the role and to propose and take on additional responsibilities over time.

Candidate Profile

Essential characteristics

  • Organised with the ability to work as directed and to pro-actively developed areas of the Inter-Cep programme through your own initiative
  • Strong skills with basic productivity tools and applications including PowerPoint, Word, Twitter and common email and web tools
  • Strong English language skills in oral and written form
  • First degree or demonstrable equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrable interest in one or more of: public policy, academic research, entrepreneurship, enterprise and international development

Desirable characteristics

  • Experience of social media marketing
  • Experience of working or research in an academic environment
  • Experience of event organising/promotion
  • Experience of Survey Monkey, WordPress and/or similar
  • Masters or PhD in a relevant discipline

The Inter-Cep partners confirm their commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of their work. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

The successful candidate may have other part time work, be a student or have other commitments and responsibilities away from the InterCep programme.

Terms

  • £100 per day. This is above the current rate of the London Living Wage
  • Average of one (8 hours) to one and a half days per week, often spread across multiple days each week
  • Number of days may vary around event and publication deadlines
  • The initial term of the internship shall be from 1 October 2016 (or as soon as possible from selection) to 31 July 2017
  • The internship may be extended by mutual agreement after that date

Place of Work

  • The candidate should allow for one meeting each week in central London (typically at UCL or in Westminster)
  • General work may be carried out remotely
  • Events will be held near Westminster and the successful candidate will be required to attend the day-long workshops held quarterly or as may be varied

How to Apply

Applications are to be made by email to IntercepHire[at]theraingods.com. You should include:

  • A detailed CV (suggested length of two to four pages) including work history, education, qualifications, awards, publications, interests and details of at least two referees
  • A covering letter explaining your motivation and interest in applying for this role, how you believe you meet the profile and how taking up the role will help you achieve your short term and/or long term aims

The application deadline is noon on Saturday 10 September. Interviews will be in central London in the week commencing 12 September.

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