This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work with James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow. Please note that this internship is based in Edinburgh at The Scottish Parliament.
Payment: UK Living Wage rate of £8.75 per hour
Accountable to: James Kelly MSP.
Contract: 420 hours, equivalent of 12 weeks full time (hours per week to be negotiated)
Location: The Scottish Parliament
Closing Date: 10am on Monday 23rd July 2018
This is an opportunity to carry out a paid internship with James Kelly MSP, based at The Scottish Parliament. The intern will carry out a piece of research on an issue relating to his work, and will take part in various tasks associated with the work of an MSP’s office. Mr Kelly is Scottish Labour’s Shadow Finance Secretary, and he sits on various Cross Party Groups. You can find out more by clicking here.
For full details of duties, what we need you to show us and how to find out more, please download the application pack. These internships are competitive. We stress the importance of demonstrating that you meet the criteria, that you show your enthusiasm for the role, and that it will help you meet a career goal. All of these factors will be taken into consideration when shortlisting.
To apply for one of the WeCanWork Internships you must define as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 which defines this as: “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
This may include:
- A physical impairment
- A sensory impairment (visual, hearing, deaf, blind or other)
- A mental health condition or cognitive/neurodiversity
- A learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
- Learning disability
- Any other long-term impairment linked with a significant barrier you regularly experience
- Diagnosed as HIV positive, or with cancer, multiple sclerosis or other long term chronic condition.
For full guidance please click the following link http://inclusionscotland.org/what-we-do/employability-and-civic-participation/employability/internships/information-for-applicants/
Security clearance is required for this post. If you are successful you will be asked to complete a security questionnaire. This form will explain the security vetting policy. A formal offer of employment can only be made once the security clearance process is complete.
Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you would like support with your application or would like to apply in a different format or have BSL interpreter support to complete the form. Interviews dates to be confirmed.
Completed applications should be forwarded by 10am on Monday 23 July 2018 either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
23 Lauriston Street
Please download and save the following documents for making your application:
Equalities Monitoring Form (This will be processed separately and anonymously)
The national Disability Internship Programme “We Can Work” is funded by the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit. 120 internships will be created for disabled people over four years (2017-2021) as per the Scottish Government’s A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People Delivery Plan. You can find out more about the Disabled People Delivery Plan by clicking here