Graduate Intern Job Description Template



Graduate Intern Job Description Template
Job Title:
Business Support
Pooled EO recruitment (3 posts available)
£22,681 - £24,485 National
£26,123 - £28,259 London
Condition Improvement Fund – London or Darlington
Portfolio and Planning Team – Nottingham, London,
Manchester, Darlington
Education Funding Agency: Capital Group
Division/ Team:
Condition and Asset Management Division, Condition
Improvement Fund, and Portfolio and Planning Team
Type of Contract:
Graduate Intern, Fixed Term Appointment - (5-12
month appointment)
Brief Description:
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is the
Department for Education’s delivery agency for
funding and compliance. EFA Capital group is
responsible for all capital funding for schools,
academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in
We are recruiting 3 EO graduate intern posts to work
across the Condition and Asset Management Division,
2 posts in the Condition Improvement Fund Team and
1 post in the Portfolio and Planning Team. This
division is responsible for EFA Capital’s work on the
maintenance of the existing school and college estate.
This is a high-profile team as the Condition
Improvement Fund will allocate £436m in 2015-16 and
ensuring this money is invested effectively and
efficiency is a priority for the department and for
The Condition Improvement Fund provides funding to
small multi-academy trusts, single academy trusts and
sixth form colleges for the maintenance of their
existing buildings. A proportion of the funding is also
available for the expansion of successful academies.
The funding is currently allocated through an annual
bid round. They will work closely with the Central
Capital Unit, who lead on overall capital policy and
report to the wider EFA Capital programme
management boards.
The Portfolio and Planning team have recently formed
and provide business support function across the
division. The team has specific responsibilities for
communications, department of state functions, IT,
finance, procurement, governance, business planning
and programme management across the Condition
and Assets Management Division.
Key responsibilities:
We are recruiting to the following EO graduate intern
posts within the division:
2 x EO Condition Improvement Fund Team,
Business Support
Two EOs will provide support to the Condition
Improvement Fund team, on a 6-12 month
appointment. These roles will involve general support
for the Condition Improvement Fund, which is the
main source of capital funding for academies and sixth
form colleges. In particular:
 Supporting communications, department of state
functions and briefings for the Condition
Improvement Fund across the division
 Managing aspects of the Condition Improvement
Fund programme plan, risk register and progress
 Working with IT colleagues to ensure that
improvements to the Condition Improvement Fund
online application portal are communicated and
worked through. Also putting in place changes
which will allow the team to use the IT system
more independently
 Working with analysts to quality assure application
data for Condition Improvement Fund 2016-17.
1 x EO for Portfolio and Planning Team, Business
The Business Support role is a short term
appointment (5 months, until 31 March 2016), and is
focused primarily on responding to correspondence
through a CRM system (customer relationship
management). The role will also cover other
correspondence such as letters from members of the
public, interested parties and MPs. The role also
involves some finance activities.
Job Criteria (ie. skills, behaviour
and experience required):
Making Effective Decisions
including specialist skills
 Being objective; using sound judgement,
evidence and knowledge to provide accurate,
expert and professional advice.
 Showing clarity of thought, setting priorities,
analysing and using evidence to evaluate
options before arriving at well-reasoned,
justifiable decisions.
Leading and Communicating
 Leading from the front and communicating with
clarity, conviction and enthusiasm.
 Supporting principles of fairness of opportunity
for all and a dedication to a diverse range of
Managing a Quality Service
 Being organised to deliver service objectives
and striving to improve the quality of service,
taking account of diverse customer needs and
 Planning, organising and managing time to
deliver a high quality and efficient service,
applying programme and project management
approaches to support service delivery.
Delivering at Pace
 Delivering timely performance with energy and
taking responsibility and accountability for
quality outcomes.
 Working to agreed goals and activities and
dealing with challenges in a responsive and
constructive way.
Must have a degree or foundation degree awarded
from a UK university in the last 3 years – 2013, 2014
and 2015.
Please include in Part D of the application form dates
of attendance at University and the date your degree
was awarded.
If you have more than one degree then the first
degree obtained must be from a UK university in the
years of 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Additional Info:
Business Support, Condition Improvement Fund
Josh Beattie [email protected]
Business Support, Portfolio and Planning Team
Holly Mitchell [email protected]
For further information regarding this vacancy please
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Closing Date:
Friday 21st January 2016
How to apply:
Please send completed application form to:
[email protected] stating your surname,
first name followed by ref 1477732, in the subject
No later than close of business 21st January 2016
Completion of the Nationality & Immigration
Status Form is mandatory for all candidates
including existing DfE staff.. Please return this with
your completed application form.
We would like you to complete the “Diversity
Monitoring Form”. The information you provide us with
will be treated as confidential and will not form part of
the application process.
All Civil Servants are expected to carry out their role in
accordance with the Civil Service Code and its core
values of integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.
Further information is provided on the Civil Service
The Department for Education’s recruitment
processes are underpinned by the recruitment
principles of the Civil Service Commissioner, which
outline that selection for appointment be made on
merit on the basis of fair and open competition
If you feel at any time your application has not been
treated in accordance with the values in the Civil
Service Code and/ or if you feel the recruitment has
been conducted in such a way that conflicts with the
Civil Service Commissioner’s Recruitment Principles,
you may make a complaint, by contacting Holly
Mitchell ([email protected]) in the
first instance. If you are not satisfied with the
response you receive you can contact the Civil
Service Commissioners.

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