This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work with the Scottish Government. Please note that this internship is based in Edinburgh.
Accountable to: Programme and Project Management – Centre of Expertise (PPM-CoE)
Contract: 37 hours, 6 months with the possibility for extension up to one year
Location: Victoria Quay
Closing date: Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 10am
Scottish Government programmes and projects deliver change. They can be complex and have risks. It is important to manage the interests of all people involved. There are conditions that must be followed when delivering major investment programmes and projects. The Scottish Public Finance Manual is a guidance document that helps staff understand these conditions. It also provides good practice guidance for all other types of programmes and projects. No matter the size or subject of a Scottish Government project, they must follow the Programme and Project Management Principles. The Minister we report to is Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution.
Our department gives advice on programme and project management within the Scottish Government by:
- supporting improvement of how the Scottish Government does programme and project management
- managing and supporting the delivery of this guidance (the independent programme and project assurance framework)
- encouraging and supporting the sharing of lessons learned from programme and project delivery
This is an exciting chance to work in an important area of development. This work is big part of the Ministers’ ambitions for Scotland. The internship will help a motivated and talented person to develop their skills and experience by supporting our current projects. They will help make sure the major projects are delivered with best value for money by carrying out administrative tasks. They will gain insight of how the Independent Assurance Programme gives Ministers confidence that programmes and projects are being managed well.
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 well short of your full skills or required working pattern) and be able to demonstrate a genuine need for the internship opportunity. For more details please see the application pack.
- Interns with the Scottish Government will be expected to follow the Civil Service Code. This covers standards of behaviour, professionalism and impartiality. To read the code, follow this link https://beta.gov.scot/publications/civil-service-code/
- Scottish Government interns must also meet nationality requirements which can be read by following this link http://www.work-for-scotland.org/faqs/am-i-eligible-to-apply/
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.
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