Systems Associate

Date: January to April 2012

Location: London

We are looking for a Systems Associate, who will have responsibility for the creation of vital logistics systems.  They will also need to train up the end users on their newly built systems.


The Challenge Network is one of the UK’s fastest growing charities and the largest deliverer of the government’s new National Citizen Service programme.  We are a fast-growing social enterprise that connects and inspires people across Britain to strengthen their communities.  Our goal is to ensure that ‘The Challenge’ programme becomes a national programme in which all sixteen year olds want to take part.

Excellent systems and handling of logistics is key to our success.  The Challenge is trebling in size this year, with the scale up comes a new series of challenges.  The Systems Associate needs to be able to quickly pick up conceptually complex problems and also have a strong attention to detail


The Systems Associate will report directly to the Systems and Innovation Manager and will undertake a series of pre-defined projects.   These will include:

  • Creation of a Project Management Tracker
  • Creation of Timetables for the summer programme
  • Updating and enhancing existing excel tools.
  • Training Staff on how a number of complex tools are used.


We are looking for a highly effective associate with a strong knowledge of Excel, and modelling.  In particular conditional formatting, lookups, pivot tables, and simple macros.

  • Flexible Team-worker: Able to work well with others and understand end-users opinions.
  • Analytical thinking: Can problem solve in a logical way and can see the knock-on effects of decisions.
  • Detailed Worker: Has a rigorous approach to their work, and in particular error checking.

Further details

The salary for this role is £24,000 per year (£6000 for three months’ work).

Please apply to Jess Fox at [email protected] by Friday13th January.

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