This is a great opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) interested in gaining experience working in Human Resources on an equality and diversity project.
Payment: UK Living Wage rate of £9.30 per hour
Accountable to: Head of Human Resources, South Lanarkshire College
Contract: 420 hours, (equivalent of 12 weeks full time) Flexible working considered, part-time minimum of 17.5 hours or 35 hours full time
Location: South Lanarkshire College, College Way, East Kilbride G75 0NE
Closing date: 10.00 am on Friday 10 April 2020
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation recruitment for this internship may be delayed, therefore we are unable to provide an interview date at the moment. We are investigating the possibility of remote online or telephone interviews provided they are accessible for candidates. We will keep all candidates updated on developments. Please get in touch with the internships team if you have any queries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Contact Scotland BSL https://contactscotland-bsl.org/. Inclusion Scotland’s contact number: 0131 370 6708.
South Lanarkshire College is a bright, modern and forward thinking college where we put our students, staff and partners at the heart of everything we do. The quality and commitment of our staff make our College the organisation that it is.
The internship will provide an opportunity to gain substantial experience in a supportive environment that will encourage you to achieve the highest possible standards and you can contribute to something really meaningful.
To be Scotland’s leading College: delivering excellence.
Preparing learners well for their future, in an outstanding learning environment and inclusive community.
Values and culture
- inclusive and diverse
- passionate about our roles and responsibilities
- continually improving
- high achieving
- reducing our environmental impact
- delivering community and social value
- committed to health, safety and wellbeing
- creative and innovative
- a listening organisation
This internship will be working within the Human Resources team who provide a high quality, customer focused support service to the College.
The successful candidate will assist the work of the College to continue to deliver its equalities outcomes, one of which is to provide equality of opportunity in the recruitment, promotion and development of staff.
The intern will support the Human Resources team on an equality focused staff diversity project the College is working on in conjunction with Advance HE. The project aims to increase the number of disabled staff in the College and to develop actions that will positively impact on the recruitment of disabled staff.
More information about the College’s equality outcomes can be found here: https://www.south-lanarkshire-college.ac.uk/about-us/equality/equality-mainstreaming-report/
Main duties summary
The main duties will be supporting project-related work including specific research around disability equality for staff and to support the HR department in identifying measures that will positively impact on the recruitment of disabled staff.
The successful candidate will also be able to shadow other members of the team to increase their awareness and broaden their experience and knowledge.
Key task summary
Specifically, we are keen that the successful candidate is involved in:
- General project administration
- Work with the HR department to engage with disabled staff and students to gather key data for the project.
- Support the design and delivery of a small scale survey to disabled staff which will enable the College to identify staff to participate in the research.
- Work with the Equality Officer and HR Officer in reviewing the current recruitment process.
- Research and review best practice approaches in the public and private sector in attracting disabled applicants.
Any other duties in relation to Human Resources as specified by the Head of Human Resources.
Where possible any personal experiences and knowledge which would be beneficial to share would be welcomed.
Essential skills and experience:
- An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and the barriers people may face in accessing services, or a willingness to learn.
- Good communication skills, including the ability to empathise with and communicate with a wide range of people.
- An ability to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team and develop positive relationships with other colleagues and community groups.
- An ability to manage your time and workload, with appropriate support.
- Good IT Skills, for example, an ability to use word, outlook, basic excel and PowerPoint.
- An ability to carry out basic research, for example, searching for relevant information on the internet.
- Ability to collate and analyse a range of information and draw together conclusions and recommendations in a clear and accessible way to share.
- Ability to use good judgement in knowing when to act independently to make decisions / resolve problems, and when to seek further guidance / advice
- 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: Lisa Beresford, Head of Human Resources: email@example.com
The new PVG scheme replaces enhanced disclosures when undertaking work with Children or Vulnerable Adults. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by South Lanarkshire College.
For further enquiries regarding the PVG scheme please contact Human Resources Department, South Lanarkshire College, College Way, East Kilbride, G75 0NE, by telephoning 01355 807654/7690 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications to be forwarded by Friday 10 April 2020 to:
By email: email@example.com
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Please download and save the following documents:
Job Description: SLC Internship JD Equalities Project Assistant
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