This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work with Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian in the Scottish Parliament as a Parliamentary Researcher.
Accountable to: Alison Johnstone MSP (employer) or, in their absence, a member of their office team
Contract: 35 hours per week for 12 weeks or part-time over a longer period
Location: Based at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Closing Date: Monday 16th October 2017 at 10am
The Scottish Government plan to announce a new package of support for young carers which came, in part, from a Scottish Green MSP manifesto commitment. We would like to monitor the design and implementation of this support and whether or not is it meeting people’s needs. This would involve some fieldwork research with young carers, case studies and other research methods as appropriate, and the completion of a report on the work. This internship is based with the Scottish Green MSPs at the Scottish Parliament, working under the direction of Head of Research and Strategy and Alison Johnstone MSP is the portfolio holder. You can find out more about the host and her work on the Scottish Parliament website.
This internship opportunity will give the successful applicant an insight into the work of the Scottish Parliament and the role of parliamentary researchers. The role may include a combination of the duties listed below alongside the focused piece of research.
To qualify, applicants must be:
- Deaf or disabled as defined by equality legislation, for full details please click here
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Any age. We have no age limits for applicants.
- Legally able to work in the UK and begin the internship in late 2017/early 2018