World Habitat Awards Intern

World Habitat

Appointment            One year fixed-term contract subject to six month probation period

Start date                  January 2018

Closing date            27th November 2017 at 9:00am (GMT)

Interviews                7th December 2017
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At World Habitat, we work across the world to identify and share great housing solutions that improve the living conditions of people with few housing choices. We do this by exchanging new ideas, supporting interaction and collaboration, and sharing and promoting good practice to people who can use it.

As part of our activity, we run the World Habitat Awards which find the best people-centred international housing practice. The Awards are presented at a high profile international event each year in partnership with UN-Habitat. We carry out activities to share knowledge and enable the spread and evolution of best practice including exchange visits and longer term programmes.

Working at World Habitat will bring you into contact with a whole world of fresh ideas and perspectives. If you have a curious mind, love learning new things, care about people, and know how critically important safe housing is, then this is a unique opportunity for you.

We are looking for a flexible, enthusiastic individual who is passionate about positive social change. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the impact housing can have on people’s lives, be open to doing things differently and adapt their thinking to many different situations and scenarios.

An ability to travel within the UK and overseas is essential. Our international work means that you might have overnight stays abroad. Travelling and/or attending events occasionally include intense but invigorating experiences. 

As the World Habitat Awards Intern you are likely to be involved in events, such as, award ceremonies and international forums. These are incredible opportunities to travel to new places, meet inspirational people and learn about some of the most innovative housing solutions in the world.

The job is based in Coalville in Leicestershire, which is within commuting distance (by car) of Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Derby, and about one hour from Leicester and Loughborough on public transport.

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