This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work with The Improvement Service. Please note that this internship is based in Livingston.
Accountable to: The Improvement Service (host employer)
Contract: 420 hours, equivalent of 12 weeks full time. Flexibility between 20-36 hrs per week.
Location: iHub, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, West Lothian (travel may be required, and interns will not be able to solely work from home).
Closing date: 10am on Tuesday 28th August
Organisation profile: The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland. Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Would you like to gain experience in a high profile national organisation?
Are you looking to develop your career in online community management and communications support?
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual who works well as part of a team?
If your answer to all these questions is yes, an internship as a Knowledge and Communications Officer at the Improvement Service could be for you.
This role offers the opportunity to work at the heart of the organisation in the busy, but friendly, Knowledge Management team. The successful candidate will support a range of innovative communications projects, including our website, social media and the Knowledge Hub – a professional networking tool that enables those in local government and the wider public sector to connect, share and learn with others.
We’re looking for an excellent communicator, with good organisational and administrative skills and a flexible approach to work.
For full details of duties, what we need you to show us and how to find out more, please download the application pack.
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.
You must also be unemployed or “under-employed” (meaning that your current employment falls short of your full skills or required working pattern) and be able to demonstrate a genuine need for the internship opportunity. For full details please see the application pack
Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you would like support with your application, would like to apply in a different format or have BSL interpreter support to complete the form. Interview date – Monday 10th September.
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