Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust


Job Description

PAID Internships

Duration: 4 months
(Monday 1 September – Friday 19 December 2014)
Salary: £1,388 per month
Full time: 35 hours per week
Location: York (but could include travel to other locations)

Are you interested in a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career? The Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and York Housing Association are offering seven graduates the opportunity to be part of the 2014 paid internship programme.

What’s in it for you? High quality work experience which will involve undertaking meaningful projects that will benefit our organisations. We want to tap into your knowledge and fresh ideas, and for you to gain an insight into how we operate as well as providing a useful introduction to the workplace which will help your further employment prospects. Our organisations span a range of work from influencing national policy to providing a wide variety of services from managing social housing to care services.

Last year placements included; a review of how people are allocated our rented homes, assessing the impact of high interest loans on our staff, looking at how we could use iPads to improve our care service and investigating how people manage life transitions in an ageing society.

We are now drawing up seven new projects for the successful candidates in 2014.
This year’s placement will include work related to being an anti poverty landlord and employer, improving our service delivery through better use of IT, developing an action plan to be a dementia friendly organisation and introducing a new repairs and maintenance policy.

For more information on this year’s internships programme download an Intern Pack from the JRF website or contact Rachel Armstrong on 01904 752222. To apply, please send a CV which should be no more than two sides of A4, complete the supplementary information sheet (including details of two referees) along with the diversity monitoring form and send to: or Rachel Armstrong, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Homestead, 40 Water End, York YO30 6WP.

The closing date for applications is 20 June at 12 noon.

First stage interviews will be held over two days – 1 & 2 July. Successful candidates from the first round of interviews will be invited back for a second interview which will take place on either the 17 or 18 July. All interviews will be held at The Homestead, York.


  • Location : York
  • Reference :
  • Salary: £1,388 per month
  • Closing Date : 20 June 2014
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

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