Job Title: Real Living Wage Internship

Details: 0.4 FTE, over 2 months. Working hours can be grouped or spread across the week.  Home-based. Employed as a consultant by The Ecology Trust.

Direct Reports: Emma Rose, Unchecked UK Director

Salary: Real living wage* (£9.30/ hour across the UK, £10.75/ hour London-based)

  1. ABOUT THE ROLE

Unchecked UK are seeking candidates to lead a political research/ mapping project. This project will pull together key demographic, social, cultural and political information for circa 50 important parliamentary constituencies, and horizontally map local NGO groups and campaigns in these areas. The role would suit a graduate with an interest in politics and political geography, and who would like to gain experience of working for a dynamic new advocacy, research and campaigning organisation.

  1. ABOUT US

Unchecked UK makes the case for common-sense protections which improve people’s lives and allow businesses to thrive. We are a rapidly growing network of leading and diverse civil society organisations who see sensible, properly-enforced protections as the framework for a decent society – where the food we eat and the things we buy can be trusted, the natural environment is protected, our homes and workplaces are safe, and our rights are safeguarded.

We carry out detailed research and investigations to highlight the loss of protection for the UK public that results from the erosion of vital public protections and the ongoing cuts to the bodies who enforce them. Through public insights research, we help to shape new narratives about our shared protections and the enforcement teams who work hard to keep us safe. We run campaigns to show how important strong rules are to everyday life, and work with our civil society partners to develop policy alternatives to the deregulation approach.

This is a critical moment for the future of regulations and protections in the UK. The combined pressures of post-pandemic recovery and Brexit trade negotiations have the potential to accelerate the UK’s ‘protection problem’, in terms of a new wave of austerity, insufficient regulatory capacity, and a ‘race to the bottom’ on standards.

Unchecked UK aims to shift the political dynamic around regulation, and to build momentum for proper investment in strong rules and the public bodies which defend them. Unchecked UK is a non-partisan organisation, and is incubated as a project of The Ecology Trust.

  1. KEY TASKS
  • Carry out detailed research into key constituencies, collecting social, political and cultural local-level data
  • Collect organisational data; horizontally mapping local NGO groups and campaigns across regions
  • Assemble into an accessible and shareable format (i.e. via excel)
  • Attend regular check-in meetings with the Unchecked UK team
  1. PERSON SPECIFICATION
  • Some experience of carrying out desk-based research or project administration/ management
  • Strong research and communications skills
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong interest in, and understanding of, politics and political geography
  • Commitment to Unchecked UK’s purpose and values

We are working to improve the diversity of the Unchecked UK team, and welcome applications from groups which are under-represented in the charity sector.

  1. TO APPLY

Please email your CV and a short covering letter setting out your interest in and suitability for the role to emma@unchecked.uk by 5pm on 26th August 2020. Interviews will be carried out in early September via Zoom video conferencing. Start date late September/ early October.

We’re happy to discuss the role – please drop us an email if you have any questions.

We will acknowledge all applications, and will let all applicants know whether or not they have been invited for interview.

*Find out more about the real living wage: www.livingwage.org.uk  

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Job Title: Real Living Wage Internship

Details: 0.4 FTE, over 2 months. Working hours can be grouped or spread across the week.  Home-based. Employed as a consultant by The Ecology Trust.

Direct Reports: Emma Rose, Unchecked UK Director

Salary: Real living wage* (£9.30/ hour across the UK, £10.75/ hour London-based)

  1. ABOUT THE ROLE

Unchecked UK are seeking candidates to lead a political research/ mapping project. This project will pull together key demographic, social, cultural and political information for circa 50 important parliamentary constituencies, and horizontally map local NGO groups and campaigns in these areas. The role would suit a graduate with an interest in politics and political geography, and who would like to gain experience of working for a dynamic new advocacy, research and campaigning organisation.

  1. ABOUT US

Unchecked UK makes the case for common-sense protections which improve people’s lives and allow businesses to thrive. We are a rapidly growing network of leading and diverse civil society organisations who see sensible, properly-enforced protections as the framework for a decent society – where the food we eat and the things we buy can be trusted, the natural environment is protected, our homes and workplaces are safe, and our rights are safeguarded.

We carry out detailed research and investigations to highlight the loss of protection for the UK public that results from the erosion of vital public protections and the ongoing cuts to the bodies who enforce them. Through public insights research, we help to shape new narratives about our shared protections and the enforcement teams who work hard to keep us safe. We run campaigns to show how important strong rules are to everyday life, and work with our civil society partners to develop policy alternatives to the deregulation approach.

This is a critical moment for the future of regulations and protections in the UK. The combined pressures of post-pandemic recovery and Brexit trade negotiations have the potential to accelerate the UK’s ‘protection problem’, in terms of a new wave of austerity, insufficient regulatory capacity, and a ‘race to the bottom’ on standards.

Unchecked UK aims to shift the political dynamic around regulation, and to build momentum for proper investment in strong rules and the public bodies which defend them. Unchecked UK is a non-partisan organisation, and is incubated as a project of The Ecology Trust.

  1. KEY TASKS
  • Carry out detailed research into key constituencies, collecting social, political and cultural local-level data
  • Collect organisational data; horizontally mapping local NGO groups and campaigns across regions
  • Assemble into an accessible and shareable format (i.e. via excel)
  • Attend regular check-in meetings with the Unchecked UK team
  1. PERSON SPECIFICATION
  • Some experience of carrying out desk-based research or project administration/ management
  • Strong research and communications skills
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong interest in, and understanding of, politics and political geography
  • Commitment to Unchecked UK’s purpose and values

We are working to improve the diversity of the Unchecked UK team, and welcome applications from groups which are under-represented in the charity sector.

  1. TO APPLY

Please email your CV and a short covering letter setting out your interest in and suitability for the role to emma@unchecked.uk by 5pm on 26th August 2020. Interviews will be carried out in early September via Zoom video conferencing. Start date late September/ early October.

We’re happy to discuss the role – please drop us an email if you have any questions.

We will acknowledge all applications, and will let all applicants know whether or not they have been invited for interview.

*Find out more about the real living wage: www.livingwage.org.uk  

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