Strategic Research Intern - Women in London

Strategic Research Intern - Women in London

Role Title:                   Women in London: Strategic Research Intern                      

Department:              CE Office

Reports to:                 CEO

Location:                    HfW Head Office in Brixton SW9 9SP


Overall Aim

We are looking for a self-starter summer intern to source, collect and share relevant information; a person with strong analytical skills to carry out a desk research about different issues affecting the lives of Women living in London including –but not limited to- new or developing government policies Identifying key issues around Health, Employment and Gender Based Violence such as potential risks and opportunities to generate a current “State of the Nation” report to support the development of our organisational strategy and business plan.

This exciting role will be ideal for a university student with a strong interest in social or public policy, research and especially anyone interested in improving the lives of women living in London.


Key Responsibilities

  • To carry out a desk research about different issues affecting the lives of Women living in London, gathering relevant information and up-to-date data from different sources, including but not restricted to, document analysis, Government published and online data that can be used as an evidence base to facilitate inform decisions making
  • To analyse and interpret such data, making sure that key issues are identified to provide substantial information to drive operational and strategic plans
  • To produce an interim report and present findings to the Executive Team
  • To act in accordance with the aims of Housing for Women
  • To promote and implement Housing for Women’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and other polices adopted by the Board.



We are looking for someone able to commit 3-4 days per week for up to 8 weeks during the summer (July/August). We can be flexible with the days and the hours.

Our core volunteering hours are Monday to Friday 9.30-4.30pm.

Closing date: 12:00pm, Friday 8th June 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed, but most likely to be on the week starting on 18th June 2018

Benefits of doing your Internship with Us

This is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in Social and Public Policy research with emphasis on Gender Equality.

Some additional benefits are:

  1. Experience of working in a supportive and professional environment
  2. Full induction, support and supervision
  3. Opportunity to develop new skills
  4. Relevant training opportunities (i.e. Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Data Protection, etc.)


Additional Information

  • Core training and induction will be provided prior commencing the role.
  • We reimburse genuine out of pocket travel expenses (London zones 1- 6) to and from the place of work and up to £4 for lunch expenses.
  • If deemed necessary Housing for Women will conduct a full DBS Check

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and sections of the community and we particularly encourage applications from mature students, ex-offenders and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented in our Volunteering Programme.


Role Experience, Knowledge and Skills Profile


·         Computer literate and confident in the use of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook )

·         Experience in data gathering and analysis

·         Studies in a relevant subject area (e.g. Social Research, Politics, Social Policy, Business, Gender studies, etc.) (Desirable)


·         Organisational and planning skills,

·         Ability to multitask and manage tight deadlines effectively

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Strong report writing and presentation skills

·         Methodical approach with both, a keen eye for detail and the capacity to see the big picture

·         Ability to present and explain data in a visual and intuitive way

Personal Style and Behaviour

·         Ability to work on own initiative

·         Good interpersonal skills

·         Can-do approach

Other Requirements

·         Commitment to quality, customer service, best practice and best value in all aspects of the Association’s operations

·         Personal commitment to the corporate values, vision and objectives of Housing for Women’s culture of continuous service improvement

·         Evidenced commitment to equality and diversity


For more information please contact Maria Galan – Volunteer Co-ordinator

Email:   Phone: 020 3794 4798   Mobile: 077 1146 9094

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