Job Title: Operations Intern

Location: The Operations Intern will be based in London although flexible work arrangements can be considered

Company background:

HEDON Household Energy Network has a 20 year history and is a registered charity. The main HEDON outputs are its journal Boiling Point, its website and its Newsletter and Special Interest Groups. HEDON is essentially a communications platform with over 4000 members worldwide.

The HEDON mission is: Inform and empower practices on household energy, by addressing knowledge gaps, facilitating partnerships and fostering information sharing.

Job Description:

The role of the intern is to help:
  1. Coordinate the work of the volunteers producing the journal Boiling point, the Newsletter and the HEDON network.
  2. Set a direction and manage development of the website.
  3. Set a direction and manage development of HEDON fundraising.

The intern will receive support in all aspects of the work from members of the board and where possible, former interns.

The successful candidate will gain experience of the following issues:
  1. Managing our globally based volunteer network.
  2. Cross cultural collaboration with projects and organisation around the world.
  3. Coordinating the sharing of knowledge on the latest developments in the household energy sector with our 4000 members worldwide through monthly newsletters, regional interest groups and on-line wiki development.
  4. Networking within the NGO sector.
  5. Managing and directing fundraising efforts.

Skills and Experience

Required: Good written communication and IT / Social networking

Desired: Knowledge of or expertise in:
  • Sustainable energy / appropriate energy systems
  • Marketing
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Knowledge sharing

Conditions: Interns at HEDON are not paid. We will however provide funding for your accommodation and subsistence during your period working with us. The amount of £600/month will be provided for accommodation and subsistence. Payments for accommodation and subsistence will be arranged via Engineers Without Borders - UK (EWB-UK).

HEDON’s working week is 40 hours. Your role may require you to be flexible with when you work, and this should be agreed with your supervisor in advance. You may be asked to work during an evening or weekend meeting or event. HEDON operates a ‘Time Off In Lieu’ system for its staff and interns, and our approach is based on personal responsibility and trust. The Operations intern will report to one of the HEDON trustees.

For more information: HEDON:

Period and Start Date: Initially for a period of 6 months, with the option of being extended up to a period of 12 months. Intern will start as soon as possible.

How to Apply: please email a CV and covering letter to HEDON at:

Deadline: 14 October 2013