This is an excellent opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) to carry out key research and consultation with a broad range of stakeholders. They will gather data, analyse it and present reports as well as other office administration.
Accountable to: Streets Ahead (Borders)
Contract: 420 hours, 16 hrs p/w part time over approx 24 weeks.
Location: This role will be home working in line with current Scottish Government Guidelines. There may be an opportunity to go into our offices based in Hawick and Kelso in the Scottish Borders, subject to Scottish Government advice as it develops.
Organisation profile: Streets Ahead has been supporting people in the Scottish Borders for 33 years. We support people to lead great lives. Most of the people we support have learning disabilities, but we support people with a wider range of life challenges. We have around 140 staff and we operate across the Scottish Borders. Our management team and business support colleagues are able to work flexibly from home. Support services are tailored.
The intern will support Streets Ahead to carry out key research and consultation with a broad range of stakeholders. They will gather data, analyse it and present reports. There will also be data input in relation to a new rostering system. The intern will be working alongside colleagues in management, operations, HR and Payroll.
Main duties and tasks
- Leading on our annual staff survey.
- Leading on a wider stakeholder survey.
- Gathering and inputting data in relation to a new rostering system.
- Reviewing our digital filing systems.
- Creating online versions of analogue forms, supporting our move to digital administration.
- Manage telephone calls and general reception duties.
- General office and administrative support as required.
Essential skills and experience:
While there are no specific qualifications required for this role, you should be able to demonstrate and good standard of English and numeracy and skills, knowledge and some experience in the following:
- Knowledge and experience of designing and conducting surveys
- Previous experience, knowledge or interest in conducting research.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work on own or as part of a team.
- Take the initiative and meet deadlines.
- Good planning and organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
- Ability to analyse data, write and present reports, letters, and emails.
- Experience and knowledge of Microsoft packages and use of IT systems.
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
- 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.)
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Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Monday 15th March 2021.
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Job Description: Research and Office Assistant Intern with Streets Ahead (Borders) JD
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