Intern - UN Global Compact Network UK/PRME UKI

UN Global Compact Network UK

Employment Type Internship Full-time internship of at least 6 months.
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK Minimum 2 days in the office
Salary London Living Wage
Team Cross teams
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 9:00am, 19th Feb 2024 GMT

Job Description

About the UN Global Compact Network UK

We are a multi-stakeholder initiative connecting UK companies to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest responsible business initiative. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, rooted in UN treaties, provide a robust foundation for corporate sustainability and business action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our mission is to promote sustainability leadership to create a world we want to live and do business in, by inspiring ambition, enabling action, and collaborating to shape the business environment.

The UN Global Compact Network UK has over 800 participating companies and we are growing quickly. The Network Secretariat Team is currently 25 people strong and also growing. During a recent review, the team used words like friendly, inclusive, supportive, family, passionate, and hard-working to describe our workplace.

Our work is guided by the core values of the UN – Integrity, Respect for Diversity, and Professionalism – and nine additional values and behaviours of the UN Global Compact. Find out more here.

About PRME Chapter UK and Ireland

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Chapter UK and Ireland is one of 16 Regional Chapters of the UN Global Compact's PRME movement established in 2007. PRME's mission is to raise the profile of sustainability in classrooms through Seven Principles focused on serving society and safeguarding our planet. PRME Chapter UK and Ireland offers localised engagement for higher education organisations, serving as a platform for dialogue, learning, and action on responsible management and leadership education and research.

The Chapter seeks to nurture a mutually supportive community of committed responsible management educators and researchers by delivering a varied programme of activity that includes local activities related to sharing best practices in teaching and research, as well as implementation of the global PRME i5 and PRME Global Students initiatives.

About the role:

We are seeking an Intern to support the work of the UN Global Compact Network UK Participant Engagement Team and PRME Chapter UK and Ireland programming.

Although the two initiatives are strongly interconnected, they operate separately and therefore this role will report to two different people.

This is a full-time internship of at least 6 months, with the possibility of extension and/or conversion into a permanent role.

We offer the option of hybrid working but with a minimum of two days per week in the office.

Please note that while this role is within the UN Global Compact Network UK Secretariat, the successful candidate will not be formally employed by the United Nations. You can find information about the UN Global Compact Network UK's governance here.

During your internship:

We'll need you to get settled quickly. Through online training and meetings with relevant colleagues, we'll help you to become familiar with our way of working and all the programming offered by the UN Global Compact Network UK, the PRME Chapter, and our colleagues at UN HQ.

After your onboarding, you will be asked to engage in a range of tasks including:

  • Responding effectively to emailed or telephoned inquiries from UK Network and Chapter participants.

  • Carry out due diligence checks on organisations applying to join the UN Global Compact.

  • Deliver admin support for a variety of PRME initiatives delivered by the UK and Ireland Chapter for business school signatories to PRME.

  • Contribute to and coordinate the production of marketing and information materials, including social media and website updates. This will include: writing draft copy in response to briefs, chasing colleagues for their content contributions, assembling and formatting these contributions, proofreading, and providing relevant colleagues with drafts for review.

  • Assisting with organising and delivering live events and webinars.

  • Additional ad hoc tasks as required by the UK Network Head of Operations and Participant Engagement and the Chair of the PRME Chapter.

    We are looking for:

  • Someone that is well organised, as you will be working on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Someone with content creation experience across a range of platforms.

  • Someone with impeccable business writing skills and attention to detail.

  • Someone that has a "customer service orientation" and is able to anticipate the needs of colleagues and external stakeholders.

  • Familiarity with planning and delivering virtual and in-person events would be a bonus.

This is a great opportunity for someone seeking a career in corporate responsibility and/or sustainable development.

Before applying for this role, please note the following:

  • We utilise plagiarism software that can also detect the use of AI. Applicants found to be using these services will have their application immediately disqualified.

  • Applied is a 'blind' hiring process designed to eliminate biases. To preserve the impartiality of the hiring team, we do not engage candidates outside the programme until the final stages.

  • The UN Global Compact Network UK is not able to sponsor work visas. We will only consider applications from candidates that currently have the right to work in the UK.

What are the next steps?

If you proceed with your application, you'll be asked to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire and we'll collect some essential admin information.

Then, we will ask you to answer four questions designed to test your ability to do the job. Please give it your best effort, bringing in your personal experience as much as possible. Your scores on these questions will be the primary consideration in whether you are invited for an interview. To avoid bias, we don't look at CVs until later in the process.

Every application will be scored by people, not AI tools, and you will receive feedback.

Good luck!

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 19th Feb 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 19th Feb 2024