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£24,531 + expenses with salary review
Remote (working from home) Letchworth (South East)
10th October 2021
Start date:
December 2021
Job type:
Graduate job


Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) is a multi-award winning charitable social enterprise, working to support the independence of thousands of elderly and vulnerable adults every year.

HILS is growing and developing every day. We need people who want to work hard and make a difference, and who aren’t afraid to learn something new every day. We want people who will grow and develop with the business by stretching themselves. HILS’ Social Enterprise Fast Track Scheme is designed to help you to develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective leader so you can make a real impact on the lives of others. Life is short; do work that matters to you.

We are looking for a Graduate Management Trainee who can help us improve existing services and the wider business, whilst developing new ways to serve customers, and keep up to date with changes in the law and in the sector. They’ll work on a variety of projects with our Projects Leads, Business Strategy and Programmes Manager, and Director of Strategy and Development. They will also get the opportunity to work directly in a service, experiencing the quick pace of an operational environment and how to work effectively to ensure reliability and quality is maintained.

We are looking for the kind of person who wants a career that matters. Someone who wants to take a different path that isn’t solely motivated by profit. Someone who wants to learn business skills and apply them for good. We’re a team that believes that we can, and should, change the world for the better; we need someone who shares that belief. We want you to learn on the job, doing real work in a purpose-driven organisation, while at the same time going through an intensive learning and development process.

Collaborative working skills:

  • Flexible, positive approach • Excellent communication skills • Networking, influencing, and interpersonal skills • The ability to actively listen to, support, and gain the trust of others • The ability to build and develop productive relationships and networks • Empathy and appreciation of the needs of end users of HILS’ services • Confidence to lead others, encourage contribution, and respect the views of others

Business skills:

  • Presentation skills • A results-driven approach to work • Constructive and innovative thinking • An analytical mind, able to interpret data • A proactive and project management approach to work • Ability to conduct comprehensive research to understand a topic

Personal characteristics:

  • Resilient • Flexible, adaptable, willing to change • Able to deal with complexity and ambiguity • A person-centric approach and moral purpose • The ability to act with integrity, openly, and honestly • The ability to work under pressure and to take on responsibility • Self-reflective and aware of your own personal and professional development needs

For more details on the role and for information on how to apply for this role, please visit


Hertfordshire Independent Living Service

We provide a range of services to help older and vulnerable people stay happy, healthy, and independent.

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