Soanes Centre Intern

SETPOINT London East at the Soanes Centre

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Volunteer • Part Time 020 8252 6644 Sigrid Werner

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 10th September 2018  

Setpoint London East at the Soanes Centre – an educational charity based at a nature reserve in Tower Hamlets – is looking for a motivated individual to volunteer with our small team.

The intern would work 1-3 days (usually Mon, Wed and Fri) per week, during school term time only, usual working hours 9.30am to 4pm.

Preferred start date: September 2018, as soon after interview as possible
This internship is unpaid, but travel expenses will be covered.

Duties will be varied but will include:

  • Inputting on computer monitoring, booking and financial data
  • Assisting with various office task (filing, typing, answering phone calls, mail outs, ordering supplies etc)
  • Looking after workshop supplies (ordering, organising Workshop boxes, organising store room, filing in correct place)
  • Assisting workshop leader in looking after our classroom
  • Assisting in designing and keeping displays in Foyer and Notice board up to date
  • Assisting with fundraising applications.
  • Supporting and promoting the objectives and aims of the charity
  • Keeping Twitter account updated
  • Keeping the office and other centre rooms in good order

This is a good opportunity to learn and practice all elements of administering a small charity.

People we have in mind will have:

  • Good knowledge of office software [Word, Excel, Access (instructions will be given if needed), email etc.
  • Good literacy and organisational skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of people
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to do repetitive and monotonous tasks
  • Willingness to pitch in with a variety of tasks within a small team

Having experience in posting on Twitter or similar would be desirable.

The minimum length of the internship is 3 months, (to 21st December 2018). Or stay until the end of school year (24th July 2019) . Time off during all school holidays.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS ( formerly CRB) check.


Setpoint London East at the Soanes Centre is an educational charity based at the Soanes Centre in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Nature Reserve. Our main activity is teaching hands-on environmental and science workshops to schoolchildren from Tower Hamlets and neighbouring boroughs. ( The workshops take part in our classroom at the centre and in the nature reserve. We also take science and technology workshops into schools in the North-east of London. We work closely with another charity, also based at the Soanes Centre, the Friends of TH Cemetery Park, who look after the nature reserve and work with the local community, educating them about nature and sustainability and history.You can find out more about the nature reserve on their website:

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how your meet the person specification and why you want to work with an educational charity to or to Sigrid Werner, SETPOINT London East, Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, Bow, London, E3 4PX .

CV’s should be maximum two pages in length, covering letter one.

Contact email for questions:

Closing date for application: Sunday 2nd September 2018, 23.55

Interviews:  10th September  2018 

Intern Start date: As soon after interview as possible

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