This is an excellent opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) to gain valuable work experience with the Employability services, at East Lothian Council in Haddington.
Payment: UK Living Wage rate of £9.07 per hour
Accountable to: East Lothian Council
Contract: 455 hours, equivalent of 13 weeks full time (all forms of flexible working considered, part-time 16-21 hours per week preferable)
Location: East Lothian Works, 9-11 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX
Interviews will be likely to be held on 10th or 11th December 2019.
For more information on the internship programme (including British Sign Language translation) please click here
If you wish to discuss this opportunity further or need a British Sign Language interpreter to complete an application please get in touch via email email@example.com or via Contact Scotland BSL https://contactscotland-bsl.org/. Inclusion Scotland’s contact number: 0131 370 6708.
East Lothian Council provides many valuable services to the local community. The council helps children grow and learn, protect and care for the vulnerable, and provide the essential day-to-day services that allow people to work, live in or visit East Lothian. For example, the council provides the following services: education to children and young people; housing; waste management; roads and transportation; social work; economic development; planning; protective services; and culture and leisure facilities.
The Internship is within the council’s employability services, East Lothian Works. The intern will be part of a small friendly team, assisting with the development of the council’s employability service. The intern will support specific projects, such as Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce and No One Left Behind. The internship will provide an excellent opportunity to gain substantial experience of working within local government, research and project development.
More information about East Lothian Works via this link: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210595/east_lothian_works
Main duties and tasks
To provide project support including:
- Specific research on employability.
- Support staff with specific actions from the Regional Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce Action Plan.
- Support staff with the implementation of the new employability model, No One Left Behind.
- Assist with communication tasks as required e.g. weekly newsletter, promotional material, social media, etc.
- General project administration e.g. print documents, book meeting rooms, etc.
- Liaise with the wider team, the general public and employability partners, in person and by email or telephone.
- Carry out other assigned designated tasks.
You should demonstrate the following in your application:
- Good general level of education or equivalent work or voluntary experience.
- Good organisational skills and ability to manage your time effectively to meet deadlines, with appropriate support.
- Experience using IT e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Experience of working effectively and flexibly as part of a small team.
- Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work positively with people from different backgrounds in a sensitive and respectful way.
- Good communications skills
- Ability to work on your own initiative and know when to seek further guidance.
- Ability to carry out basic research and analyse a range of information
- Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals. (This is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status.)
- Must define as Deaf or disabled, which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long-term health conditions. (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it.)
To apply for one of the We Can Work Internships you must define as disabled as under the Equality Act 2010 which defines disability 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
- A mental health condition
- A learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
- Learning disability
- Any other disability or impairment
- Diagnosed as HIV positive, or with cancer, multiple sclerosis or other long term chronic condition
- You must also be unemployed, under-employed (meaning that your current employment does not match your skills or required working pattern) and demonstrate a genuine need for the internship opportunity. For more details please see the application pack.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: Jacqueline Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Thursday 14 November 2019 to:
By email: email@example.com
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Please download and save the following documents:
Job Description: Employability Intern East Lothian Council
Candidate Privacy Notice: 2.5 Internship Candidate privacy notice
Equalities Monitoring Form: 2.4 Equalities-Monitoring-Form-2018
Internship Application guidebook: Accessing-Work-Guidebook-PDF