£8.91 per hour plus £1.08 holiday pay
16 May 2021

Role & Department Overview

So & Mo are a new lawn care brand bringing professional grade performance products to make everyone a lawn expert.

Their ethos is all about improving residential green spaces and they want to ensure their business operations complement their product rather than undermine it. Their goal is to build a brand for the future and the use of organic products is a key focus for So & Mo, which would have a huge impact on reducing their CO2 emission in product production and application.
This internship is looking to recruit a candidate studying a business degree to determine the steps that So & Mo need to take as a business to get B- Corp. certification in order to enable them to adapt their product, processes and the way the business is run in order to become more ethical and sustainable and identify areas for improvement.
Start Date: 14/06/2021
End Date: 31/08/2021
Working pattern:
A total of 140 hours is available to complete this work and these hours can be worked flexibly to suit both the company and the intern.

Job Description

The intern would be needed to research the requirements for a business to become B Corp certified. They should then produce a GAP analysis to show the improvements that So & Mo need to make as a business in order to be eligible to apply.

The ideal candidate should be studying a business degree and have a passion for environmental change or sustainable business operations. So & Mo want to set their business up for the future and they need a candidate willing to drive this objective forward for them.

So & Mo wish to undertake this project and apply for a B Corp certification to improve and showcase their environmental values and reduce their CO2 emissions. 

This project is managed by the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to promote Low Carbon Innovation in the region.

Person Specification

Candidates should be studying for a degree in business or other related discipline.

Key skills required include:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in conducting research and reviewing literature
  • Analytical skills such as reviewing data and GAP analysis
Working in this role will help to develop the following skills and experience:
  • Analysing
  • Collaboration
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Multi-tasking
  • Planning and Organising
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Resilience
  • Self-Motivation
  • Time Management

You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Help and advice on making applications can be found on the Lancaster University Careers pages. Visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers.