Business Support Intern with Adopt an Intern


Location: Edinburgh

£8.25 per hour
Full-time for 4 months (with a view to permanent) 

Immediate start
Closing date: 18 July 2016, 12 noon

Are you an all-rounder? 
Up for a challenge within a small, growing, social organisation? 
We welcome applications from graduates of any age, degree background and experience. 

Adopt an Intern (AAI) is a not-for-profit company specialising in the facilitation of paid internships for unemployed and underemployed graduates.  We work with employers from all sectors across the UK, and have placed over 1200 graduates into internship opportunities from Economic Policy to Glass Blowing.  
We have two groups of customers: employers and applicants.  This dual-focus requires a careful balance in the use of our resources, which we achieve by listening carefully to the needs of those customers and responding in an agile and flexible manner.   We are currently at an important point in the company’s lifecycle where we need to leverage our success to date and build a sustainable platform for growth. 

The Role
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative graduate to apply their skills in a multi-dimensional role, with key deliverables which will underpin the organisation’s development strategy.  
Reporting to the CEO, and working closely with her and the Marketing Director, your duties will be varied and include such tasks as: 
• Supporting the sales process by assisting in the creation of leads, proposals and presentations 
• Drafting copy for the website, social media, and other promotional activity in line with the marketing strategy 
• Maintaining, growing and effectively utilising our business database to build on our relations with clients and business partners  
• Identifying opportunities for business growth 
• Attending business events and acting as an Ambassador for AAI 
• Collating and maintaining a library of our business resources (eg sales processes and case studies) 
• Participating in team, client and board meetings (occasional minute-taking). 
• Assisting with business admin such as meeting, event and travel organisation 
This is a great opportunity to join a small yet dynamic team where ideas for improvement are always welcome, and in which your skills and abilities will be put to good use.  Adopt an Intern are a very hands-on team in which each member is encouraged to contribute and make their mark.  We like curiosity about how things work and might work better, and we are proud to be an organisation that contributes to economic and personal growth wherever we work.  Working with AAI you will be helped to develop new skills and knowledge vital to both your professional development and the future of the company.   
Any degree background may apply as long as you can prove you have the skills to do the job.  A business management or marketing background would be useful.  You’ll be analysing current factors and contributing ideas to our strategy for business growth. 
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well-organised, have a strong work ethic and a high level of attention to detail.  We’re looking for a confident written and verbal communicator. You'll also be a good listener, able to gather information from people to inform and underpin your arguments.   
Candidates must have the ability to manage their own workload and respond quickly to a range of differing demands.  You must be happy to work from home on your own, as well as with other members of the team at regular face-to-face meet-ups.  You will need access to your own computer and mobile phone. Some flexibility around working hours would be advantageous, as occasional evening attendance at events will be expected. 
Closing date for applications is 18 July 2016, 12 noon.  

Interviews will be held 20-22 July.  Suggested start date of 25 July 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on the web site.  All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State a) your availability b) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated. 

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK. 


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