Evaluation and Research Graduate Internship
Skills Development Scotland – Glasgow / Paisley
Closing Date 10 am Monday 3rd June
This is an opportunity for a Graduate disabled person aged 29 or under on the 14th October 2019, to join Skills Development Scotland on a 1-year internship programme as part of the wider Young Talent Programme. This placement is being provided in partnership with Inclusion Scotland’s WeCanWork Disability Internship Programme and is open to disabled applicants only.
Please get in touch with us if you would like support with your application, would like a different format or need BSL interpreter to complete the application form.
Payment: £21,064 p/a
Accountable to: Debbie Pavia / Emma Hollywood Evaluation and Research Executives
Contract: 52 weeks full time 35 hours. Flexible working and option of home working at times if required. No significant travel anticipated.
Location: Skills Development Scotland, Monteith House, 11 George Square Glasgow G2 1DL / or The Russell Institute, 30 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UN
Organisation profile: Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s National Skills Body. We contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by working with partners to provide services that deliver the best possible outcomes for Scotland’s people, business and economy. Our Young Talent Programme helps you take the first step in your career as a Graduate Intern.
As you progress through our programme, you’ll get the skills, experience, reasonable work adjustments, flexibility and support you need to take your career to the next level, whether that’s with us or in the wider world of work.
Skills Development Scotland has a central Evaluation and Research team, providing a strategic and cohesive approach to undertaking research and evaluation. Based in the Evaluation and Research team, the Intern will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a supportive team environment.
A key role of the Evaluation and Research team is to undertake internal reviews of Skills Development Scotland projects and programmes. The Graduate Intern will support all aspects of our evaluation and research work.
Main duties, outputs and tasks.
The Evaluation and Research Intern will work with colleagues in the Evaluation and Research team on day-to-day project work. In addition they will work with other Skills Development Scotland colleagues and external stakeholders in relation to research or evaluation projects.
With on the job coaching and mentoring from the wider team, you will;
- Assist with data analysis, producing and distributing reports.
- Support the administration of team events and workshops and attend and contribute to team meetings.
- Support the delivery of internal evaluation and research projects
- Assist with the management of external consultants to ensure objectives are met.
- Work with staff across Skills Development Scotland, understanding their needs to ensure all research undertaken meets objectives and is fit for purpose.
- Help promote the appropriate use of accurate and robust evaluation and research across Skills Development Scotland.
Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Knowledge.
You should demonstrate the following in your application
- Educated to degree level (SCQF 9) in a relevant subject such as Social Sciences, Economics or Statistics.
- Experience of supporting high quality research
- Ability to produce clear and concise reports
- Good knowledge of information sources, research techniques and tools
- Good basic knowledge of data analysis using Microsoft Excel
- Good degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- Able to remain focused and enthusiastic whilst managing routine tasks
- Solutions focused.
- Educated to master’s degree level, with research component.
- Experience of research techniques and methods
- Experience of statistical and qualitative software packages
- Experience of commissioning, conducting and publishing quality research
- Knowledge and interest in the Scottish Governments economic and skills strategy.
- Ability to listen and understand different perspectives, plan and organise your work, critical thinking, work with others, build relationships and communicate effectively
In addition to the above you must demonstrate
- 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 Skills Development Scotland Young Talent Internship Programme, you must be aged 29 or under on the 14th October 2019 and must define as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 which defines a disabled person 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 your current employment does not match your skills or required working conditions and demonstrate a genuine need for the internship.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact Emma Hollywood or Alex Wilson 0131 370 6714 / 07846 215378
For additional information and application pack please visit https://inclusionscotland.org/who-we-are/vacancies/
Completed applications to be returned by 10 am on Monday 3rd June to
22-24 Earl Grey Street
Please note interviews are expected to take place late June
Application Pack: Please contact us if you require alternative formats