Intelligence Officers – Job Opportunities!

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust have the pleasure of offering this unique opportunity for individuals to become Intelligence Officers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Security Intelligence Service.

The Role

As an intelligence officer your focus will be gathering, analysing, delivering and utilising intelligence. Whether working with government departments, overseeing a targeting effort to develop an operation, meeting the agents overseas, or reporting the intelligence back to senior government Ministers you will be at the forefront of keeping this country safe and secure.

The Benefits

Full training, including conversational foreign language skills where required will be provided as your career develops. You will be given many opportunities to broaden your skills and the opportunity to move into management and operational leadership positions.

You will receive a competitive salary and additional benefits, including child care support during your training.

The qualities we are looking for:

  • Real evidence of achievement, both in an academic setting and supplemented with work/life experience
  • A sharp intellect and analytical capability with an ability to link disparate data in order to draw conclusions
  • Sound judgement and the capability to operate with great levels of independence.
  • A drive to acquire knowledge and an ability to absorb new learning across a diverse range of subjects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. The ability to understand, interact and connect with a diverse range of people.
  • An interest in foreign culture is essential. Foreign languages and technology are both advantages.

Application process

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust are working in partnership with the Security Intelligence Service to diversify their talent pool, and therefore are particularly encouraging applicants from Black, Asian and Other ethnic minorities to apply.

Next Steps

  • please email your CV,  and a recent photo together with a covering letter evidencing how you meet the qualities we are looking for above to:
  • Should you be selected for the next stage, you will be invited to an information session, here at the Stephen Lawrence Trust where more information regarding the stage 2 application process will be provided.


Mentors needed!

We are currently recruiting for mentors for our Career Pathway programme. 

The Career Pathway programme is designed to reduce many of the barriers young people face on their journey into work. By providing mentoring opportunities, we hope to enable disadvantaged young people to make informed decisions about their careers, set goals and develop their interpersonal skills.

We run two separate mentoring schemes that cater for different age groups:

  1. The schools scheme is run in partnership with three schools in South East London. Mentors will be matched one-on-one with a student in Year 10 (aged 14-15) and a key focus for mentors will be helping their mentee to find a work experience placement.
  2. The graduate scheme matches mentors one-on-one with a young person (aged 18 – 30), initiated via a speed mentoring session. A key focus is for mentors to support mentees to find volunteering placements and permanent employment.

Benefits for mentors:

  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals.
  • Achieve personal growth and learn more about yourself.
  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers.
  • Make a real difference.

Click here for a full Mentor Job Description or email to express your interest.

UWE Bursaries


Wildlife Filmmaking

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has partnered with the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) to offer a unique bursary for a young person wanting to study towards a prestigious MA in Wildlife Filmmaking.

The UWE Bristol / BBC Wildlife Filmmaking Master course is a practical, one year MA, featuring masterclasses from industry leaders, practitioners and experts in the field and craft of wildlife filmmaking. As well as receiving the bursary the recipient will receive bespoke mentoring throughout and after the course.

In order to be considered for the bursary, you apply through UWE’s website and mark your application with “SLCT Bursary”.

Creative Producing

We’ve also partnered with UWE to expand the Bursary Programme to their new MA in Creative Producing. UWE will kindly be offering two half Bursaries for the Programme

In today’s rapidly evolving creative and cultural industries, there is a growing need for talented producers who can apply their ideas and skills across existing and emerging platforms, and technologies to produce new kinds of experience design.

More Information about the course can be found here

In order to be considered for the bursary, you apply through UWE’s website and mark your application with “SLCT Bursary”

If you have any queries regarding the Bursary please email 

Calling all sharp, analytical, and independent people!

  • Are you interested in Public Policy, Foreign Affairs, International Government or Cyber Security?
  • Do you have at least a 2.2 degree?
  • Are you British?
  • Do you have fantastic interpersonal, research and IT skills?

If yes, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust would like to invite you to apply for a unique and fantastic opportunity to work within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

This is a rare and fascinating opportunity only currently available through the trust and could include:

  • Opportunities to broaden your skills
  • Opportunities to move into management
  • Opportunities for Foreign Travel

For more information and for an informal conversation please contact: Chelsea or Yvonne on 0208 100 2800 or email a CV, cover letter and a photo to:


Stephen Lawrence Journalism Scholarships – open for applications now

The Daily Mail, City University and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust have teamed up to launch a bursary to help students from under-represented groups break into journalism.

Together we are looking to give two aspiring journalists the chance to learn the trade from the best. n You will receive a full fee scholarship for a postgraduate degree course starting in September 2017, support from City journalism academics, access to work experience at the Daily Mail, as well as professional mentorship from senior journalists.

You will also receive financial support for living expenses, rent and other costs while studying for the degree. n On completion of the MA, if you are successful you will be offered a place on the Daily Mail or MailOnline editorial graduate trainee scheme, where you will receive a 12-month paid contract.

You must be available to start in September 2017 and the course will last for 12 months, after which you will be considered for the Mail scheme.

Students interested in applying should email, including a CV, examples of work and a personal statement of no more than 500 words. The closing date is Friday April 7 at 5pm.

Full details of the scholarship and application procedure can be found at the Department of Journalism website, at


Pathways to Professions recruiting now!

Following the massive success of our pilot Pathways to Professions programme, in which 50 % of the participants went in to employment, education or training within 4 weeks of leaving, we will be giving all graduates aged 18 – 30 the opportunity to maximize there potential for success by enrolling on our next course!

To if you are looking for employment or to start you own business then you should join our Pathways to Professions programme. It will give you all the information, skills and contacts you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Our intensive 4-week programme (3 days per week) 10am – 4pm includes:

  • Employability skills: CV’s, job search, application forms and supporting statements, assessment centres and interview essentials.
  • Personal development: Team Work, Personal Branding, Goal Setting, Resilience, Confidence building, Finance and Motivations Skills.
  • Work Experience: 1 weeks work experience to build your skills, knowledge and references.
  • Interviews and on-going support: Meet a mentor, 1:1 information advice and guidance for up to 6 months following the course.

Employers include:

Starting: 31st January 2017


For more information and to register on to the programme, please contact:

Email:                     Tel:     0208 100 2800

Exciting opportunity for aspiring political journalists!


Are you interested in Political Journalism? Aged 18-24? Look no further!

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is committed to providing to high quality work experience placements for young people across a multitude of different industries and professions. We hope in doing this, to give young people a chance to access professions that may prove difficult for them to get in to otherwise and to increase diversity in industries where many different communities and minorities are under-represented. In light of this aim, we are delighted to announce the relaunch of our Political Journalism work placement programme!

The programme is operated in partnership with the staff and journalists at the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Those selected for the two-weeks work experience will be shadowing journalists from some of the most renowned national media outlets.

The Press Gallery, based in Westminster, is the historic and contemporary home of British Political Journalism. It is home to over 300 newspapers, wire services, radio stations, television channels and internet journalists whose job requires them to be based at Parliament.

This prestigious opportunity will allow you to learn some ‘tricks of the trade’ from some of the most accomplished journalists in the Country, but will also allow an invaluable opportunity to build your own professional network and produce your own content under the tutelage of industry experts.

The Programme was borne out of the need to give young people from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in the field of Journalism a chance to get their “foot in the door”.

As such we strongly encourage you to apply if you:

  • Come from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.
  • Were the recipient of Free School Meals.
  • Are the first generation of your family to attend University.

You don’t have to tick all the boxes, however if none of the above apply to you it is advisable not applying.

There are a few basic criteria that you need to hit to be eligible for the placement, these are:

  • Being between the age of 18 and 24
  • Attaining a Grade C or above in GCSE English

Also as the internship is full time for two-weeks, it is also advisable that you live within commutable distance from Westminster.

You’ll also be asked to complete a personal statement and a written task answering two topical questions about British politics.

To apply, please download and complete the application forms below and return both to



Aspiring young Journalists wanted for youth-led digital Magazine!

Calling all Aspiring Journalists!

Are you interested in any of the following issues?

  • Politics
  • Current Affairs
  • Issues that affect you and your community
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Sport

Aged 18-24? Want the opportunity to expand your journalistic skillset? Look no further!

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is looking for enthusiastic young people with an interest in journalism to work on the new edition of SLIK Magazine. SLIK (Stephen Lawrence Instils Knowledge) is the flagship publication of the Trust and has recently received the funding to get up and running again. Click here for examples of past editions.

This will be a great opportunity to develop your skills, produce content around the issues that matter to you, receive training and expertise from industry professionals and attend workshops about how to get in to the media profession.

Over a 6-month period, we will work towards the production of a digital magazine and a blog which will continuously publish content. The extensive links of the Trust mean we have great channels of access to prominent public figures, in past editions SLIK has featured people like: Boris Johnson, Chuka Ummuna, David Lammy and Beverley Knight.

The Trust runs a number of different programmes that are highly relevant to young people. Your involvement in SLIK may lead to further opportunities, including our prestigious Political Journalism internship at the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Being involved in SLIK will give you chance to gain some experience in the following aspects of the media profession:

  • Utilising social media effectively
  • How to write articles/map content
  • Photojournalism (basics of)
  • Photoshop, INDesign
  • Blogging
  • Videography

If all this sounds good so far and you’re keen to get involved, then please email and briefly answer the following questions:

  1. What issues are you most interested in?
  2. What aspect of journalism and the media are you most keen to explore?
  3. How would being involved in SLIK help your development as a journalist/potential career in the media?


Fantastic opportunity for young people in Enfield

Karakusevic Carson Architects partner with The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to support young aspiring architects as part of the Meridian Water development in Enfield.


The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust were approached by Karakusevic Carson Architects to strengthen the ‘social value’ element of their contract with Enfield Council.

Quote from Paul Karakusevic, Founding Partner of Karakusevic Carson Architects-

“The work the Stephen Lawrence Trust is doing is unique – we hope this fund will help deliver more opportunities to young people to access the fields of design, architecture and related engineering disciplines.”

The Trust will be going into sixth forms and colleges across Enfield to select six young people currently in Year 13 who wish to study architecture, design or engineering at University. The successful students will access work experience within Karakusevic Carson Architects’ studio and be buddied with a professional mentor. The mentors will help the young people gain the support and skills required to apply for a place at University in 2017.

Sonia Watson CEO of The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

“We are delighted that Karakusevic Carson Architects have approached the Trust to deliver this bespoke package of support to young aspiring architects, designers and engineers. We have been supporting aspirational young people wishing to pursue a career in architecture for over 15 years, and we are very much looking forward to using our expertise, in partnership with Karakusevic Carson, to deliver this project”  

The students will also be able to apply for a bursary to help support them during their studies at University; due to a £10,000 donation being put forward by Karakusevic Carson to provide disadvantaged students living in Enfield with the opportunity to pursue their ambitious careers. The students will go on to receive ongoing support from the Trust through their Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme.



Project overview;

Meridian Water in Enfield is an ambitious Borough-led vision to transform former industrial and under-utilised land in a challenging section of the Lee Valley. In a long-term partnership with Enfield Council, Karakusevic Carson Architects are leading a multi-disciplinary team to create a masterplan covering 82 hectares, which includes new homes, businesses and new shops, with the aim of reconnecting the borough with the waterways and reservoirs of the Lee Valley Park.


With the Lee Valley on its doorstep, this plan for 10,000 homes and 5,000+ jobs will provide a gateway to the rest of Enfield. Karakusevic Carson are also developing meanwhile employment strategies such as the renovation of existing industrial sheds to workspaces for 350 makers and sculptors, financed by the London Regeneration Fund.


Karakusevic Carson Architects are award-winning specialists at the forefront of public sector housing, architecture and masterplanning across London and the UK.

Appointed as framework panel architects and masterplanners for many leading public bodies and housing associations, including the Greater London Authority/Transport for London, Homes & Communities Agency and Olympic Legacy panels, they work with local authorities, RSLs and partner investment groups on complex architecture and regeneration projects. They are experts at pushing ambitions, successfully navigating emerging funding structures and national design standards to create exemplary and sustainable homes and thriving neighbourhoods that reflect a unique sense of place, are financially viable and can stand the test of time.


If you are a young person living or Studying in Enfield, are in Year 13 and wanting to go to University in September 2017 to study architecture, design or engineering contact or call 0208 1002800