This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work in the social media, admin and fundraising team at Pilton Community Health Project in Edinburgh.
Role: Digital Communications Internship
Payment: £9.00 per hour
Accountable to: Pilton Community Health Project (PCHP)
Contract: 455 hours in total, equivalent of 6 months’ part time (3 days per week)
Location: 73 Boswall Pkwy, Edinburgh, EH5 2PW (possible home working days available))
Closing Date: Monday 8 July 2019 at 10.00 a.m.
Pilton Community Health Project has been working in the Pilton area since 1984 – that makes it the oldest community health project in Scotland. We use a social model of health – looking at how health is affected by everyday life and is as much about the quality of your emotional and social situation as about your experience of disease or disability.
We are rooted in the community and have always worked using a community development approach to tackle ill health in the area. It is a process that includes:
- Promoting learning, knowledge, skills, confidence and the ability to act collectively
- Taking positive action to address inequalities in power, access and participation
- Strengthening organisation, networking and leadership with and between communities
- Working for change through increased local democracy, participation and involvement in public affairs.
Following a period of uncertainty due to a funding cut, PCHP are now rebuilding to sustain their services. As part of this, we are building a robust fundraising strategy and working to boost our visibility and communication systems.
PCHP are looking for an intern to assist with the redevelopment of our website, and to assist with regular digital communications tasks including creating social media content.
Main duties and tasks
- To assist in the design and development of a new website for PCHP
- To assist with social media tasks for the organisation
- To assist with other communications tasks as required e.g. develop regular newsletter, promotional materials etc.
- Work alongside the social media, admin and fundraising team
- Will gain skills in digital communications, web development, fundraising and administration.
Person Specification (Essential and Desirable)
- Good inter-personal and communication skills, specifically the ability to communicate information, such as written information, in a clear and accessible way
- Ability to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team
- A positive attitude and willingness to learn
- Good planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines, with appropriate support.
- Willingness to put forward own ideas on how things could be done or how they could be improved.
- Good IT skills, for example, an ability to use word, outlook, basic excel and PowerPoint.
- Experience using social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- 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.
- Web development experience e.g. WordPress
- Understanding of the third sector and health inequalities
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Monday 8 July 2019 to:
By email: email@example.com
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Telephone: 0131 370 6708
Interviews will take place on Monday 22 June 2019 at the PCHP Office.
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