Work With Us

HOST is always looking for volunteers across the UK and sometimes has vacancies for internships and paid posts in our London office.

Please choose a current vacancy from below:

Voluntary Positions

Paid Posts

Regional Organiser

Hosts

Student Ambassador

Publicity Officer

 


Publicity Officer (BACK TO TOP)

HOST is looking for a Publicity Officer who will raise our profile and increase the number of our volunteers. This is a highly varied role, requiring excellent written and oral communication skills, and a creative approach. The successful candidate will be able to prioritise and work to deadlines, and be a team player who can also work on your own initiative. 

This is a part-time post, 3 days per week, based in our office in SE London.

Salary :  £22K per annum (inclusive of London Weighting), pro rata, plus annual bonus based on successful volunteer recruitment.

Closing date: 7th September 2014

Interview date: 11th September 2014

For an informal discussion about this role with the present post-holder, please drop Susie Alemayehu, Chief Executive an email at susie@hostuk.org

Please note that candidates must be resident in the UK and must have all relevant documents for working in the UK.

Documents

 


Voluntary Regional Organiser (BACK TO TOP)

HOST is administered centrally by a very small team based in London. It would be impossible to run the scheme without the voluntary work of our Regional Organisers (ROs). We aim to have an RO for every county in the UK, and ideally the RO lives in the area they are looking after. We almost always have a few vacancies, and we are also glad to have volunteer ‘locums’ who look after regions where they do not live, while we are waiting for a resident RO.

The job involves placing students with appropriate families based on given criteria. A friendly telephone manner and appreciation of the value of volunteers is essential. The job also includes some publicity work and recruiting of new hosts, including visiting prospective hosts in their homes.

There is the opportunity to undertake liaison with local institutions and students.

There is support from the London Office and from Regional Organisers in neighbouring regions.

Please download the job description below for further information.

Regional Organiser Job Description

Regional Organiser FAQ

 

Current Vacancies for Regional Organisers

  If you are interested in one of these vacancies, or if you would like to offer as a locum RO for a region where you may not live, please contact us.

 


 

Working with HOST UK

Some quotes of Interns who recently completed a placement with HOST UK:

Internship at HOST was a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain office experience. As a small charity it provides an ideal environment for interns to learn and develop. Everyone at HOST was friendly and patient and helped me with any new tasks. Internship has also given me a more in-depth understanding of how charities work. It provided me with valuable skills and confidence. Internship at HOST was a rewarding experience.

Margaret Administration Intern Oct 2013 - Mar 2014

My internship at HOST was a great way to gain admin and customer service experience and get an insight into the running of a small charity. The work was interesting and varied, and I felt like a valued member of the team’

Rachel Administration Intern Oct 2013 - Mar 2014

Working as an Administration Intern at HOST UK was an opportunity to gain truly relevant career experience. I learnt a lot during my cooperation with the friendly HOST team. Beside my everyday activities including customer service and administrative tasks I was involved in a number of interesting marketing projects. The things that were very valuable and I liked the most were HOST's weekly meetings, where we discussed and shared ideas. I felt my work was always appreciated, which motivated me to keep progressing. I am grateful for having this experience and I think it contributed greatly to my success in finding employment in London

Aleksandra Administration Intern Aug 2013-Dec 2013

My experience interning with HOST UK has been absolutely tremendous! I was able to gain key skills in administration, which I have no doubt I will benefit from in my future career. It has also been very rewarding, as I could experience first  hand what impact I was making - there is no better feeling than to hear from students who have been on an enjoyable visit talk about all the memorable moments they have had. I was able to expand my skills through formal and informal learning opportunities alike and I am truly grateful to the team at HOST for making it such an unforgettable time!

Stephanie Administration Intern May 2013 -Aug 2013

 


 

Student Ambassador (BACK TO TOP)

The main aim of the Student Ambassador role is to help promote HOST within his or her university. The assistant will gain experience working for a small but growing charity. They will also find out about HOST as an organisation and learn more about international students and their life in the UK.

 

Range of tasks:

 

Estimated hours of work:

To apply please send your CV and Covering Letter to Vidushi