This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work in the HR Team at Food Standards Scotland in Aberdeen.
Payment: £9.00 per hour
Accountable to: Food Standards Scotland (FSS)
Contract: 455 hours, equivalent of 13 weeks full time or around 6 months part-time (hours per week to be negotiated)
Location: Pilgrim House, Old Ford Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RL
Closing Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 10.00am
FSS was established by the Food (Scotland) Act 2015 as a non-ministerial office, part of the Scottish Administration, alongside, but separate from, the Scottish Government. FSS develops policies, provides policy advice to others, is a trusted source of advice for consumers and protects consumers through delivery of a robust regulatory and enforcement strategy.
This post will be part of an established HR team that provides Advice and support across Food Standards Scotland (FSS). You will work closely with colleagues in FSS HR Team, providing them with support where needed. There will be a number of shadowing opportunities available to the post holder with FSS HR Team. The post holder will also work as part of the FSS Corporate Support team and will be actively encouraged to offer ideas to improve the service we provide.
The post holder will not only gain valuable experience in HR but also get a closer look into the working for this Civil Service.
At the end of the internship, the post holder will be encouraged to do a presentation/ written blog for all staff, reflecting on their internship.
Main duties and tasks
- Provide administrative support including scanning personnel files and uploading them as required, along with any other duties as they arise.
- Be responsible for the organisation of training for internal staff, including booking of meeting rooms.
- Updating HR pages on internal website, Saltire (liaise with internal Communications and Marketing Team)
- Creating Training records database, including copies of the relevant certificates and qualifications.
- Potential involvement in Equality forum and assisting in gathering data for progress report for the action plan from Equality Mainstreaming Report which was published in April 2018.
- Assist in analysing data for Quarterly HR Report.
- Assist in analysing data for monthly attendance management reports.
- Attend team and staff meetings as and when requested.
- Assist in organising Healthy Working Lives and Charity Committees events.
- A positive attitude and willingness to learn
- Ability to manage your time effectively to meet deadlines, with appropriate support.
- Good clear written communication skills
- Experience with routine IT software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel) and use of email.
- Respect confidentiality
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- 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.)
Desirable skills and experience (Please use transferable skills if necessary):
- Previous HR Experience
- HR Qualification
Please note that the successful candidate will need to undertake pre-employment screening checks and need to apply for a basic Disclosure Scotland check. The candidate will have the costs of the disclosure check covered for them by Inclusion Scotland.
To apply for one of the WeCanWork 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: Jennifer England, HR Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Completed applications to be forwarded by 10.00 am on Wednesday, 19th June 2019 to:
By email: email@example.com
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Telephone: 0131 370 6708
Interviews will take place in late June or early July 2019. Date to be confirmed.
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