Social Change and Development Officer (Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice)

47-49, Durham Street, London, SE11 5JD
£18,500.00 annually
21 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You will be part of a range of high-performing teams, workingwithand supporting colleagues across a range of departments at WaterAid(WaterAid International, Internal Audit, Finance, Fundraising, Communication/ Brand, International Programme) in the achievement of our strategic aims. You willprovide support on work-based projects,co-ordinate logistics and lead on discrete pieces of work. You will alsoundertake routine business process tasks and administrative activities to develop your overall skillsand build an understanding of how business processes work in practice.

Key responsibilities of the role are outlined in the job description which may include the following tasks:
  • Working on supervised work-based projects
  • Supporting teams with generaladministrative,coordinationand business processactivities
  • Contributing to the development and improvement ofourbusiness processes and procedures
  • Supporting learning, evaluation,knowledgemanagement, capacitybuildinginitiativesof theorganisation
  • Assisting with the preparation ofcommunication materials (internal and external)
  • Supporting with fundraising projects, events and day to day activities
  • Providing excellent supporter/ volunteer care to help build a deepersupporter/ donorengagement with WaterAid.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We welcome people from all backgrounds without experience in working for a charity or not for profit sector, but you must have a keen interest in making a difference and contributing to changing the norm for the better for millions of people.

Critically you'll be happy to apply your learning in innovative ways, and to challenge the status quo.

You'll want to develop a talent for working with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and views.

You'll have the ability to think fast, learn quickly and you won't be afraid of trying something new. You'll have a range of extracurricular interests.

Our job description sets out all the skills we are looking for - but don't worry if you don't have all of them... WaterAid are keen to develop you - its about your potential!

As part of our rigorous recruitment process we'll thoroughly assess your potential for working within WaterAid's values, ensuring you have the aptitude that will be instrumental in translating into practice what you learn "off the job" at the University, whilst "on the job" with WaterAid!

Personal qualities

Eradicating WASH poverty requires strong leadership; so you'll see yourself as a leader in the making! You'll be keen to learn, innovate and share your views in inspiring ways. You'll equally be keen to learn from others and to translate that learning into your work. So if you have a desire to make a difference, enjoy the thrill of compelling experiences and would relish the chance to stretch yourself in response to our global challenge, then this is the opportunity for you.

You'll have a strong work ethic, be self motivated, inquisitive and equally committed to undertake routine tasks and project work with equal enthusiasm.

We believe that your individuality and being your best self is critical to our mission. Diversity of background, experience, and perspective - that's the X-factor. That's what we are looking for.

So if you are looking to work for an organisation that reflects its values, is committed to deliver an ambitious mission that will positively impact millions of people's lives for the better - look no further.

Desired qualifications

Generally, we expect our degree apprentices to demonstrate similar academic achievements to full-time BSc students.

  • AAA

Excludes General Studies,Critical thinking

International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.

  • D*DD
  • Full BTEC entry requirements

Access HE
  • We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis.

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade B or 5 or above required.

Professional Experience
  • Given the vocational nature of Degree Apprenticeships consideration will be given to reducing the academic entry requirements should applicants have relevant work experience. Queen Mary and the employer will agree to consider such applications on a case by case basis.

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have the right to work in England

Future prospects

Our people are at the heart of delivering our mission. We invest in growing and developing our staff by providing talent and personal development training. We are committed to learning and development and enabling you to reach your potential. We review our learning and development range to keep it fresh: it includes self-managed e-learning to expert lead workshops, personal effectiveness training and lunchtime talks. We are a place for people looking for inspiring, stimulating work and a real spirit of togetherness. A place to change normal not just for others, but for yourself too. We need all WaterAiders togive:
  • Commitment to our vision andto playing yourpart in changing normal.
  • Appreciation and respect for different people and ideas.
  • Energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
So if this is you, we want to hear from you! In return, all WaterAiders willget:
  • Inspiration from the change you help make happen.
  • A sense of belonging; a feeling that you arepart of a global community.
  • Stimulation and fulfilment; the chance to grow, and space to be yourself atyour best.
At the end of your apprenticeship we will seek to support you to find a role within WaterAid UK, or will facilitate opportunities outside of WaterAid to help you to fulfil your career aspirations.

Things to consider

What makes working for WaterAid so special? WaterAid is a Great Place to Work; published in the Guardian and Sunday Telegraph in 2018: we have also been recognised as being in the top 10 places to work for women. Before 2018 we were in the Times Top 100 Best Companies in the 'Not for Profit' category. This reflects what it's like working for WaterAid. At WaterAid, we'll encourage and empower you to be yourself at your very best, so you can use your talents and shape your own future. As an individual, you'll find yourself constantly learning and trying new things, all with the goal of transforming millions of lives around the world with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Benefits of working for WaterAid: We are registered as Disability ConfidentEmployer

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