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Location: London
Position: Research
Salary: Living Wage £10.55 per hour - £369.25 per week
Date Posted: 23 October 2019
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:

Salary:  Living Wage £10.55 per hour - £369.25 per week   

Company: The London Borough of Waltham Forest         

Job Family: Corporate Development

Location/Nearest tube: Walthamstow central station (Victoria line), Woodstreet, Blackhorse Road

Term:   Full time for 6 month fixed term contract

Salary:   London Living Wage

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Deadline: University of London will be shortlisting immediately.

To Apply: Please see application process at the bottom. Any applications made to Waltham Forest directly will not be considered in their recruitment process  

London Living Wage employer, Waltham Forest Council is looking for a bright and ambitious intern to work in its exciting policy team. They will be responsible for developing council-wide policy and providing support to our newly formed Strategic Innovation Unit which is focused on four urgent areas for action: violent crime, communities, climate change and poverty.

Are you the ideal person to fulfil one of the following roles in this pivotal team?

Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough, recently name by the MJ as their Local Authority of the Year. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.

The policy team and new Strategic Innovation Unit is highly influential in developing a range of policies and strategies that will have a lasting and positive impact on our communities and the serious issues of violent crime, climate change and poverty.

The Role

To deliver monitoring and evaluation for Waltham Forest Council’s Policy and Design team and Strategic Innovation Unit.

Based in vibrant Walthamstow the intern will play vital roles in the delivery of innovative change. Working with services across the council, the unit aims to enable a genuine cross-departmental and multi-disciplinary approach to each issue, leading to insightful and impactful interventions.

Key tasks will include:

  • Collect, analyse and present robust data in a variety of formats.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of data collection methodologies.
  • Analyse and discuss qualitative and quantitative data to identify key learning and recommendations. Share these findings and recommendations with team members and wider Council colleagues.
  • Work with key partners to ensure external data and insight is accessed.
  • Lead on reporting internally and to ensure reporting deadlines are met.
  • Work with colleagues from multiple disciplines across the council.
  • Provide advice and make recommendations based on up to date knowledge and analysis / evaluation of information. Manage escalated or complex customer issues within the relevant area.
  • Contribute to the development of service plans to meet strategic business goals.
  • Research developments in relevant area. Collate process and analyse information / data. Translate outputs into advisory reports / documents / actions as appropriate.
  • Lead on the development, implementation, maintenance and management of systems, policies, procedures and / or standards within area of responsibility.
  • Work closely with others to support/Manage the development and delivery of improvements in processes and procedures.
  • Prepare and present a full range of reports (both standard and non-standard) covering area of responsibility.
  • Manage a portfolio of Projects and Reviews. Lead on specific projects as required.
  • Co-operate with and support colleagues.
  • Act in accordance with all policies and procedures, which apply to the job and understand the reasons for this.
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others and report any potential hazards or unsafe practices to line manager.

The Candidate

The successful candidates will be great team players, communicators and relationship builders. They’ll have a “can-do” attitude, be extremely well organised and have a keen interest in local government policy.

Please note this is an entry-level position. 


  • Excellent analytical skills with an eye for detail, and the ability to develop insights and provide evidence-based findings.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain systems for gathering and analysing complex data.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends on events, as and when required.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to be highly organised, in order to manage and prioritise workload.Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Experience of evaluating the impact of projects, programmes or services
  • Experience of working with a range of partner organisations to fulfil the requirements of your role.
  • Experience utilising primary and secondary research tools and techniques for the purposes of consultation, research and analysis, i.e. preparing and analysing questionnaires, undertaking qualitative research, and reviewing and analysing secondary data for quality and relevance.
  • Excellent and proven research skills, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Experience of collecting and reporting monitoring data

Application Process:

1. Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.

2. All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team.

3. Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.

4. Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages

The recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Waltham Forest ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Waltham Forest directly will be missed in the application process.

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