This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work with Saheliya. Please note that this internship is based in Glasgow.
Accountable to: the Lead Administrator at Saheliya
Contract: 420 hours, equivalent of 12 weeks full time (hours per week to be negotiated)
Location: Saheliya – Glasgow, St Rollox House, 130 Springburn Road, Glasgow, G21 1YL (with home working as an option)
Closing Date: 10am on Tuesday 24th July 2018
Organisation profile: Saheliya was established by and for black and minority ethnic (BME) women in 1992 in Edinburgh and in 2013 in Glasgow. We support and promote the positive mental health and well-being of black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in Glasgow, Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland.
We develop our service users’ self-esteem and confidence and reduce barriers such as isolation and depression, by using a range of services including sewing, gardening, English, computer and cooking classes, groupwork, employability support, Young Saheliya and one to one support in Glasgow and counselling, practical support and advocacy, befriending, complementary therapies, outreach, group work and Young Saheliya in Edinburgh.
We also provide childcare services for under-fives in Saheliya Play & Learn Centre in Glasgow and Around the World Childcare in Edinburgh as a nursery and creche open to all while supporting service users.
Purpose of the internship
The purpose of the internship is to ensure effective promotion of Saheliya’s social enterprise products and services to customers and potential customers. This currently includes Saheliya Sews and their soft furnishings and bow ties, Saheliya Greens and their organic vegetables and Saheliya Around the World Play and Learn Centre childcare services.
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.
- The Equality Act 2010 (part 1, Schedule 9) applies to this post. Applications are therefore restricted to female candidates only.
- All posts are subject to enhanced checks by Disclosure Scotland. The successful applicant will have the costs of the disclosure check covered for them. For more details about enhanced disclosures please follow this link https://www.mygov.scot/enhanced-disclosure/
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