This is an opportunity for a D/deaf or a disabled person to work with South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) and support with the marketing of the Thistle Assistance programme.
Role: Marketing Assistant
Payment: £10.48 per hour
Accountable to: South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)
Contract: Total of 455 hours, either equivalent of 13 weeks’ full time or 6 months’ part time. 37 hours per week, Mon – Fri between the hours of 7am – 7pm (Flexi scheme in operation).
Location: SEStran Office, Area 3D (Bridge), Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ. (Home working options)
Closing Date: Thursday 19 September 2019.
Interview Date: Friday 4 October 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.
SEStran is the Regional Transport Partnership for the South East Scotland and aims to lead the development of a transportation system for the region that will enable business to function effectively and provide everyone living in the SEStran area with improved access to healthcare, education, public services and employment opportunities.
To work with SEStran internal and external stakeholders (for example Transport Providers, Transport Scotland, Disability Equalities Scotland) to market the Thistle Assistance program increasing awareness amongst stakeholders by ensuring effective promotion and communication of Thistle Assistance whilst contributing to SEStran inclusive transport strategy .
Main duties and tasks
- Updating the new Thistle Assistance website
- Developing social media accounts using new templates
- Create and help to implement with SEStran Programmes Manager a new marketing strategy for Thistle Assistance
- Represent SEStran at events and help organise SEStran run events such as the Equalities and Access to Healthcare Forum.
- Engage (usually by e-mail) with key stakeholders, promoting SEStran and Thistle Assistance
- Develop a key contact list
- Write reports, with appropriate support, for SEStran management staff and Partnership Board
Essential skills and experience:
- Good time-keeping
- Good computer skills; in particular, social media and Microsoft packages
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, specifically the ability to communicate information, such as written information, in a clear and accessible way.
- Able to work well in a team
- Able to work independently using own initiative
- A general understanding marketing and promotional concepts
- 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):
- Experience of website development through volunteering, work or personal use
- Understanding of the public sector gained through work, voluntary or through using services provided by charitable organisations
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.
All posts are subject to checks by Baseline Personnel Security Standard and Disclosure Scotland. The successful applicant will have the costs of the disclosure check covered for them. For more details please follow the links:
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: Keith Fisken: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0131 524 5167
Completed applications to be forwarded by 10.00 am on Thursday 19 September 2019 to:
By email: email@example.com
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Telephone: 0131 370 6708
Please download and save the following documents:
Job Description: Marketing Internship
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
The national Disability Internship Programme “We Can Work” is funded by the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit. 30 internships will be created for disabled people per year as per the Scottish Government’s A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People Delivery Plan. You can find out more about the plan by clicking here.
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