Job Description

Internship – International Safeguarding
Job Location: Hybrid (Homeworker and London Office)
Salary: £22,000 (plus London Weighting, £3,344, if applicable) per annum
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Contract Type: 3 Month fixed term Internship (October – December 2023)

Would you like to join our exciting new internship programme, working on projects that add value to the day-to-day operations of one of the UK’s largest humanitarian charities, while gaining valuable experience and insight into the charity sector? 

You’ll be part of our cohort of interns who have opportunities to learn collaboratively, make meaningful contributions and grow professional networks, while preparing for your future career through a tailored development programme.

Our internships are designed for school / college leavers, undergraduates, graduates, and career changers.
We don’t expect you to have significant experience or technical knowledge. We’re looking for enthusiasm, curiosity, and a commitment to support people in crisis.

A day in the life of an International Safeguarding Intern will involve:

  • Working on safeguarding projects in our International directorate including developing posters, collating referral pathways for safeguarding incidents in our country offices, and supporting the design / facilitation of safeguarding training
  • Catching up with your line manager or other team members to discuss your project
  • Planning and prioritising your own work to complete tasks within deadlines
  • Collaborating with people who have a professional interest in your work and project
  • Gathering and analysing data and information to support your project
  • Presenting your project’s progress to diverse audiences
  • Participating in our internship community, sharing ideas, supporting other interns, and joining a tailored development programme
To be a successful International Safeguarding Intern, you’ll need:
  • To be able to plan and prioritise workload to meet deadlines efficiently
  • A good working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • To ensure inclusive practice, challenge discrimination and promote diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (e.g. active listening, sharing ideas, presenting information)
  • A commitment to learning and gaining a meaningful experience in the Charity sector
Closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 20th August 2023 with interviews to follow soon after (expected to be from 4th to 8th September 2023).
Please Note: This vacancy is only open to candidates who have the Right to Work in the UK.

If we invite you to interview, we’ll also invite you to an interview skills session to support your preparation.

In return for your commitment and expertise, you’ll get:

Holidays – You’ll get 36 days annual leave pro rata (including bank holidays) and the option to buy an additional 5 days leave (pro rata).
Pension scheme – We offer up to 6% contributory pension.
Flexible working – We will do what we can to make sure you work in a way that suits you.
Learning & Development Opportunities – We are one of the UK’s largest charities and have a wide range of career opportunities. We also provide comprehensive learning opportunities for staff to develop themselves. As an intern you’ll also access a tailored learning programme to help you grow your knowledge, skills and network skills and network.
Discounts – You’ll have access to brilliant discounts through the Blue Light Discount Card and our own employee benefits platform.
Wellbeing Support – Staff wellbeing is always priority. You’ll have access to mental health and wellbeing support.
Team Working – You will be working as part of a team that is supporting our mission of helping people in crisis.

At the British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain committed to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the support of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network.

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