We need an Analyst and summer Interns – It could be you!

Posted on March 01, 2017

Paperwork and pens

Paperwork and pens

Sara Halliday

The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) helps organisations to do good, using evidence, innovation and learning to boost their social impact.

We work as a trusted advisor to some of the UK’s leading social purpose organisations, alongside central government, local government and business, and we’re looking for a full-time Analyst and two summer Interns to help us support our clients in their work to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.

ANALYST

Location:                                 London

Salary Band:                           £20,000 - £30,000 per annum

Contract:                                 Permanent

Hours:                                     40 hours per week

Time/Travel:                          

Some out-of-office working will be required from time to time, with the potential to occasionally travel within the UK and internationally (subject to project demands).

Application information:        

Please email a cover letter of maximum 1 page and CV, clearly setting out your interest, experience and suitability for this role to contact@tsip.co.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 23rd March 2017

Areas Of Responsibility

As an Analyst, you’ll assist with the delivery of TSIP’s portfolio of consultancy assignments and research activities, and support business development. You will also help us generate IP, build client relationships and raise TSIP’s profile in the sector.

You will be an essential member of our team, working across projects to achieve profitability in line with TSIP’s sales targets and sustainability plan, with the following responsibilities:

1.     Business development

  • Contribute to business development activities including supporting writing bids/proposals
  • Input into product development
  • Keep abreast of developments in the market, as well as innovation in the sector
  • Begin to engage with the wider sector to understand the context in which clients are working
  • Develop expertise in a dedicated thematic or product area

2.     Consultancy assignment delivery

  • Work across a number of projects, demonstrating flexibility and professional dexterity
  • Sometimes act as a key point of contact, answering clients’ questions, providing updates on deadlines and key deliverables, and tracking and reporting on progress of projects
  • Contribute towards regular project review meetings, when asked
  • Assist with the delivery of project reports and presentations, as required
  • Support organisational learning and development

3.     Client and partner relationship management

  • Build and develop client relationships, acting as a trusted advisor
  • Help to anticipate and resolve areas of conflict and/or risk with clients, and act as a sounding board to clients to ensure the smooth delivery of profitable projects
  • Assist in maintaining and developing positive relationships with existing clients

4.     Administration

  • Report on key activity and outcome indicators using TSIP’s management information systems
  • Keep accurate performance and activity records
  • Maintain consistent and accurate use of TISP’s CRM database
  • Lead on some operational work

5.     Team-work

  • Champion the professional integrity of TSIP and its stated values
  • Share expertise, knowledge, and help develop colleagues
  • Play an active part in strengthening TSIP’s culture of sharing and learning
  • Contribute to business improvement initiatives
  • Work in compliance with corporate policy and employment legislation

6.     Other requirements

  • Help to develop and deliver TSIP’s internal and external communications strategies
  • Support project communications when necessary
  • Promote TSIP’s expertise and solutions to existing and potential clients

Required Skills and Behaviours

TSIP is looking for a talented, organised and driven graduate with proven analytical skills and a keen eye for detail, who will be a strong team player.

The successful candidate must have experience in analytical thinking and must be able to write to a high standard. We want someone able to contribute to successful project management, with an in-depth understanding of research methods (preferably covering quantitative and qualitative research) and to translate evidence into concrete recommendations and actions, whilst remaining practical.

Our new Analyst will have strong written and verbal communication skills, backed up with the ability to understand and empathise with the perspective of others, alongside excellent IT skills and a pro-active, can-do attitude.

Desirable Experience and Knowledge

  • A relevant graduate degree
  • Knowledge of the social innovation/impact sector (in either a public sector, for-profit, or not-for-profit organisation, or Community Interest Company)
  • The skills to translate research findings into practical recommendations for different audiences
  • Familiarity with commonly-used software (MS Office), CRM and research applications such as NVIVO and SPSS
  • The ability to manage relationships in client and funding/purchasing organisations
  • A commercial outlook, comfortable working in an environment sustained by sales
  • An understanding of knowledge management and organisational learning

SOCIAL IMPACT INTERNSHIPS

Positions Available:               2 x Internships

Location:                                 London

Salary:                                     London Living Wage and business expenses

Contract:                                 Starts June/July subject to interns’ term end

                                                 9 to 10 weeks

Hours:                                     40 hours per week

Support:                                  Dedicated line manager

Time/Travel:                          

Some out-of-office working may be required, with the potential to occasionally travel within the UK (subject to project demands).

Application information:       

Please email a cover letter of maximum 1 page, outlining why we should consider you for this opportunity, and a CV, listing any relevant experience gained during your education or in the community, to umin.begum@tsip.co.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 22 March 2017

Areas of Responsibility

TSIP is recruiting two Interns to our Evaluation practice, to help us deliver project work, research, analysis and insight across the social sector.

You will assist our Analysts and Consultants in their work, supporting some of the UK’s leading charities, social enterprises, foundations and funders, as well as policy makers, government bodies and private sector organisations, to achieve sustainable social impact.

The core focus of the internship(s) will be:

  • Producing desk, qualitative and quantitative research
  • Participating in TSIP’s Business Development process
  • Helping consultants to facilitate workshops
  • Developing project-related materials such as background information on thematic areas, organisations and social issues

If you want to make a difference, strengthen your research and project management skills, and gain valuable experience working in a fast-paced social consultancy in the heart of London, then this is the opportunity for you. 

Required Skills and Behaviours

Ideally, you will be studying, or have just completed, a degree or post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject area. You should have proven research experience (qualitative and/or quantitative) in an academic and/or practical environment.

The successful applicants will have strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience of MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and statistical software including SPSS or STATA.

They should be able to prioritise their work, managing multiple demands, and deliver the highest standard of work to tight deadlines.

We are looking for Interns who will be effective members of our team, with a positive can-do attitude and client focus, ready to help our organisation grow, prosper and lead in the social sector.

In return, you’ll gain an understanding of what it takes to work in this growing industry, develop professional skills in consultancy, evaluation and social innovation in a dynamic start-up environment, and be supported by an experienced line manager.

Timeline

We look forward to receiving your application. Candidates will be shortlisted for interviews by the end of March and interviews will take place by Skype or in person in the first two weeks of April. Candidates will be appointed by 21 April 2017 at the latest.