Job advert: Administration and Grants Intern (bilingual in English/ Portuguese)

We're looking for an Administration and Grants Intern who is a fluent Portuguese speaker

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is an independent charitable foundation established in Portugal in 1956 with cultural, educational, social and scientific interests. It is one of the largest European foundations, with headquarters in Lisbon and offices in London (the UK Branch) and Paris. The UK Branch’s purpose is to bring about long-term improvements in wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable, by creating connections across boundaries (national borders, communities, disciplines and sectors) which deliver social, cultural and environmental value.

Job purpose

The main purpose is to provide effective administration, buildings, events and logistical support to colleagues and to assist the Finance & Administration team with general administration duties. The role will also help the UK Branch maintain strong links with colleagues in Lisbon, Portugal.

The person

You will be a well organised person, able to deal with a multitude of tasks effectively. As well as being part of a team, have a positive and friendly attitude towards staff and guests, you will enjoy working on your own initiative, have a high level of attention to detail, be committed to delivering high quality service and have good IT [Microsoft Office] skills. You will be numerate and a Portuguese speaker (Essential).

How to apply

Applications are invited in the form of a CV with a covering letter of not more than two pages stating what you would bring to the position, why you are interested, how you meet the person specification and what your ambitions are. Please send this no later than Thursday 2 February 2017, to jobs@gulbenkian.org.uk heading your application “Administration and Grants Intern”. Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Selection is likely to take up to 2 weeks from the closing date.

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