KING’S ARMS PROJECT INTERNSHIP
3 month to 1 year placements available
King’s Arms Project has been working with the homeless in Bedford since 1989. Our Christian identity underpins everything that we do. We are committed to following the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in his identification with those who are poor, vulnerable or forgotten.
At King’s Arms Project we believe there is no such thing as a hopeless case. Are you interested in seeing the lives of homeless people transformed, being part of a dynamic team and learning to step out in your giftings? Then this position could be for you!
WHO IS IT FOR?
King’s Arms Project have services that work with entrenched rough sleepers right through to providing accommodation and opportunity for employment and training. This internship is a season of personal development and spiritual growth with a focus on one of our four areas of service, these being Outreach, Accommodation, Opportunity and Operations.
In conjunction with the other members of the team and with relevant supervision, you will be contributing to the provision of a comprehensive, client-focused service in line with the vision, ethos, values and mission of the King’s Arms Project. You will be encouraged to attend and be involved in team meetings, training, prayer and worship times and social activities, as well as all personal development meetings, including supervisions and mentor sessions.
This post carries a genuine occupational requirement (GOR) that the post-holder be a practising Christian.
The Internship is especially suited for someone who fits the following description:
WHAT’S THE ROLE?
Dependant on the length of your internship you will have the opportunity to experience all areas of King’s Arms Project before focusing on one area for the duration of your internship or go straight into your chosen area.
Outreach this could involve:
Accommodation this could involve:
Opportunity this could include:
Operations this could include:
In addition to this your role may involve:
WHAT ABOUT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT?
Although the internship is voluntary and therefore unpaid, we would of course, cover expenses incurred while working with us.
In addition it is our desire to invest in you personally with prayer and opportunity. We do so through mentoring, supervisions, and on-going training.
The main aim of mentoring is for staff members to gain support from someone outside
their normal working environment. This provides opportunity every 4-6 weeks to
address emotional and spiritual health as well as to talk about personal issues that
come up during the internship.
One-to-one staff supervisions are completed every 4-6 weeks in order to give
opportunity to talk through successes, challenges, development/training needs, and
other work-related issues as they arise.
Regular ongoing training is provided within work hours in the following contexts:
monthly intern training days with all King’s Arms interns, bi-weekly Project-wide team
training, bi-weekly house team meetings, professional training, suggested reading and
King’s Arms conferences.
Should you wish to pursue this opportunity, please complete the form on our Intern page here outlining why you are interested in applying so that we may organise an informal interview.
Thank you for considering an internship with King’s Arms Project. We look forward to hearing from you!