Host Employer: University of Edinburgh
School of Health in Social Science
Contract: 35 hours per week for 13 weeks (3 months) or part-time over a longer period, no more than 6 months
(a total of 455 hours)
Applicants for the Public Life Internship opportunities must:
- define as a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010: “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal every day activities.”
- be unemployed or under-employed
- Applicants do not need to have acquired a certain level of education, but should demonstrate how their skills and qualities make them suitable for the opportunity.
The University of Edinburgh is a large research-intense University with around 36,000 students, more than 40% of whom are from outside the UK.
The School of Health in Social Science would like to host an individual for a paid internship; working with key academic staff in the School and the College Marketing Officer, to focus on Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions for our Undergraduate programmes.
The aim is to widen access to health professions and the health fields to those from a variety of backgrounds and characteristics, particularly those in underrepresented groups.
Key Projects that the Intern would be responsible for:
- Identifying how to attract applications from more males, those with ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people from different social backgrounds, where entry to university and health professions and the health field is less likely.
- Undertaking a review of current and historic recruitment and applications to the UG programmes.
- Developing activities to promote a more inclusive range of applications.
- Liaising with marketing, recruitment and admissions teams, schools liaison, widening access programmes, colleagues in the School and potentially professional bodies.
- Developing a target-operating model with stepwise objectives, aligning with the wider university work on recruitment and admissions.
- Developing outreach activities / taster days with the potential to run these during the University Open Days.
- Promoting the initiatives through the website and social media, creating content that can be utilised via our social media channels – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – that will promote our programmes and drive engagement and interest.
- Working together with other Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and local NHS partners in their events.
Essential skills and experience:
- Organised and methodical approach to work and/or projects
- Good interpersonal and communication skills including good written English
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
- Understanding and ability to use social media in a variety of settings
- Ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
- Self-reliant whilst seeking advice and support when required
- Ability to use Microsoft Office packages including Word, Outlook, Excel, email, and internet
- Interest in marketing
- Educated to HND level, or equivalent qualification or relevant experience
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact Fiona Wight on 0131 651 3937 or email email@example.com
Completed applications to be forwarded by 22nd June 2017 at 10am. Please download the application pack for more details, and our applicant guide for tips on a good application.