Programme Support at The Lens

Location: Glasgow
£17,550 rising to £20,325 after 3 months
Full time, 3 month initial contract (with potential for permanent)
Immediate start
Closing date: 26 August 2019, 12 noon
Interview date: 3 September (full day)

About the Company

"The Lens believes that those closest to the problem often have the best solutions. The challenge for organisations is that those people’s ideas aren’t always visible to senior leaders. That’s why we’ve developed our Intrapreneurship Programme. It provides the opportunity for front line staff to pitch for up to £20k worth of investment to help prototype and test their idea.

The Programme not only develops people and ideas but also helps senior leaders build a culture of innovation. This means more people in organisations can help improve people’s lives by unleashing their creative potential.

We are a fast-growing social enterprise whose mission it is to improve people’s lives. You’ll join a committed, passionate team who have a diverse range of backgrounds. It’s an exciting time for The Lens as we have plans to expand into the private sector and England this year. We hope that you can help us drive that growth by playing a key role in support the delivery of our Programmes.lens3.jpg

The Lens' Values

• Making a difference – both to the people we work with and wider society.
• Committed to excellence – we have high expectations and support each other to deliver upon them.
• Balancing social impact with financial sustainability.
• Building partnerships that are built on trust and respect – our Partners always come first.
• Valuing different perspectives – a problem can only be solved when you involve people who look at it from a different angle from your own. 
• Doing things differently – to meet the challenges we face we need to find new ways of thinking and working, we just have to look at it through a different lens.

The Lens' Hallmarks

• Highly professional engagement, presentation and facilitation.
• Visually attractive and accessible approach to facilitation, recording and developing resources. 
• High-quality branding and presentation.
• Use of Corporate Storytelling. 
• Developing and using activities tailored to peoples’ needs. 
• Learning from experience. 
• We take our work very seriously but not ourselves. 
• Using coaching and facilitation to encourage transformation.

You can find out more about The Lens at their website.


The role

The purpose of this role is to support delivery and development of The Lens Programme and activities including managing workshops logistics, coordinating administration, developing relationships with Intrapreneurs, Judges and other key contacts and supporting the event management of Finals. You will be a motivated individual who is able to manage working by yourself and in a team, be proactive, able to take the initiative and is able to develop professional relationships quickly. You will work closely with the CEO, Lens Developers, Associates and the Operations Team.

Main responsibilities include:

• Coordinating the logistics for workshops and events.
• Managing all administrative aspects of the Programme.
• Developing relationships with the Enablers, Judges and Intrapreneurs.
• Providing support at workshops and events.
• Preparation of materials for workshops and events.

Benefits of working at The Lens

• The opportunity to have a real impact on individuals and organisations.
• A positive working environment that’s solution-focused.
• Flexible working.
• A real commitment to learning and development – we have a well-developed process for coaching and development for the full team.
• Variety – we work with third, public and soon private sector partners meaning you will work with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.
• Being part of a fast-growing and ambitious social enterprise.



You will need to have, and be able to demonstrate, the following skills and qualities to be successful in the role:

• Be a self-starter who will thrive working in a fast-paced and exciting company.
• Be proactive and have excellent problem-solving skills.
• Be able to work by yourself as well as part of a team.
• Know when to take the initiative and when to ask for support.
• Be able to develop relationships with people in a variety of roles – from CEOs to front line staff.
• Be passionate about making a difference.
• Be able to learn quickly and pick up new systems and processes with ease.
• Have the willingness to travel – we run our Programme across Scotland.

This is a unique opportunity to join a socially-driven, innovative organisation and develop both your skills and responsibility within the role.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.



Closing date for applications is 26 August 2019, 12 noon.

Those successfully shortlisted will be asked to attend a group interview in the morning of 3 September before attending a one to one interview in the afternoon. Applicants must be able to attend both the one to one interview as well as the group interview to be considered for the role.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website.

Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date.

State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.