Job vacancy application instructions

4 March 2011 | Recruitment

Please read these instructions very carefully. We are a small organisation and regret that we cannot deal with individual requests for further information.

We encourage all applicants to thoroughly read the Bretton Woods Project website before applying for a job. We have material online that will help you understand our work, our outputs and our priorities. You may also wish to subscribe to our newsletter, newswire or get alerts when we add new content to the website. Useful links:

Send applications by e-mail only to: Please format the subject line as “Application: job title you are applying for“. With each application please attach three different documents to your email: a cover letter, a CV and a writing sample. Attachments must be in one of the following formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, Rich Text File, or Open Office document. Please give the attachments the following names: Your last name – CL, Your last name – CV, Your last name – WS. So if Jane Doe applied for a job we would expect attachments with the following names: Doe – CL, Doe – CV, and Doe – WS. Please also send proof of your right to work in the UK.

Cover letter – the cover letter should, in one page or less, indicate where you saw the vacancy, how you meet all the requirements set out in the job profile, and when you would be available to start the job. Please ensure you send the file with the file name Your last name – CL.

CV – Please send a CV of no more than two pages and please do not include irrelevant personal details such as age, gender, marital status or ethnicity. Please ensure you send the file with the file name Your last name – CV.

Writing sample – Please send a piece of relevant written work of less than 2,000 words. The written work could be an article, an essay, something you produced for a previous employer, or as a last resort an extract of a longer paper. It should be entirely written by you with preferably no editing by another person. We will use it to assess your ability to write clearly and present a coherent argument, not to test your knowledge. Please ensure you send the file with the file name Your last name – WS.

After you have submitted your application we ask that you fill in our equal opportunities monitoring form, the link to which is available from the role profile page.

About your application:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid-hosted project. ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. We warmly welcome applications from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.

Recruitment consultancies / agencies should not approach us with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

ActionAid UK’s Equal Opportunities Policy Statement

ActionAid UK is committed to the establishment and development of equality of opportunity in policy and practice.

ActionAid UK will apply this policy and practice in all aspects of working life with ActionAid, from recruitment through to cessation of employment, including personal and career development, terms and conditions.

ActionAid UK will ensure that no individual of group within ActionAid is discriminated against on grounds of sex, race, age, colour, nationality, marital status, home responsibility, sexual orientation, physical ability, health, culture, beliefs, trade union activity or social background. ActionAid reserves the right to add other categories to this list.

ActionAid UK will ensure that no employee or applicant is discriminated against through a condition of requirement of a job which cannot be objectively justified. We shall value individuals for their contribution and shall give them the opportunity to realise their full potential within the organisation insofar as this contributes towards the fulfilment of our mission.

ActionAid UK will ensure that all directors, staff and volunteers abide by the content and spirit of this statement.

ActionAid UK is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective and will constantly monitor and review the procedures, practices and guidelines that underpin it.