P.E.F. is deeply committed to a process of constructive and resilient social and economic change that is by and for the grassroots. In this light P.E.F. incubates innovative project proposals from inception to evaluation under specific terms and conditions.


Case Experts in three fields of Education, Health and Freedom from Violence help oversee and manage projects and events.

The 2018 Call for Applications

The 2018 Persia Educational Foundation Development Work Placement Interns, volunteers and mentees will assist with researching the latest trends in education, as well as projects at P.E.F. The chosen candidates will work closely with the Executive Director and the Core Team. The 2018 terms will take place between 15 January and 28 June 2018 in London, UK.

The 2018 term will take place between 15 January and 28 June 2018 in London, UK. Each volunteer is welcomed to spend 4 hours per week for a maximum of 8 weeks with P.E.F.

Individuals with interest in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Research
  • Event and project management
  • Digital Advocacy
  • Writing
  • Personal and Professional Qualifications

    • Solid understanding of the latest trends in education
    • A strong sense of responsibility, initiative and willingness to go the extra mile
    • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with Coordinator
    • Strong communication and organisational skills
    • Outstanding writing skills, including grant and proposal writing skills
    • College graduate or students enrolled in a post-graduate program
    • Well-versed with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Knowledge of Iranian, Afghan or Tajik communities desirable

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Research, solicit and identify funding opportunities
    • Send letters of inquiry and introduction to invite only funders and foundations
    • Maintain correspondence and track relevant communications
    • Help maintain the funding calendar activities for applications and subsequent processes
    • Prepare and draft applications and funder interest aligned proposals

    Recruitment Policy

    All Persia staff and volunteers must possess valid DBS clearance. Persia maintains the following recruitment policy:

    Recruitment Policy

    As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Persia Educational Foundation complies fully with the code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly

    Persia Educational Foundation undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed

    Persia Educational Foundation can only ask an individual to provide details of convictions and cautions that Persia Educational Foundation are legally entitled to know about. Where a DBS certificate at either standard or enhanced level can legally be requested (where the position is one that is included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 as amended, and where appropriate Police Act Regulations as amended)

    Persia Educational Foundation can only ask an individual about convictions and cautions that are not protected

    Persia Educational Foundation is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background

    Persia Educational Foundation has a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, which is made available to all DBS applicants at the start of the recruitment process

    Persia Educational Foundation actively promotes equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records

    Persia Educational Foundation select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience

    An application for a criminal record check is only submitted to DBS after a thorough risk assessment has indicated that one is both proportionate and relevant to the position concerned. For those positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position

    Persia Educational Foundation ensures that all those in Persia Educational Foundation who are involved in the recruitment process have been suitably trained to identify and assess the relevance and circumstances of offences

    Persia Educational Foundation also ensures that they have received appropriate guidance and training in the relevant legislation relating to the employment of ex-offenders, e.g. the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

    During the interview, or in a separate discussion, Persia Educational Foundation ensures that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment

    Persia Educational Foundation makes every subject of a criminal record check submitted to DBS aware of the existence of the code of practice and makes a copy available on request

    Persia Educational Foundation undertakes to discuss any matter revealed on a DBS certificate with the individual seeking the position before withdrawing a conditional offer of employment.