This is a great opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) interested Equal Opportunities and Accessible Recruitment to gain valuable work experience with SSE based in either Perth or Glasgow.
Payment: UK Living Wage rate of £9.30 per hour
Accountable to: Keith Forbes
Contract: 455 hours, equivalent to 13 weeks full time or 6 months part time, 3 days per week.
Location: 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 1AQ or 1 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6AY. Dependent on successful applicant preference. Travel to other locations (possible home working days available) Full support
Closing date: 10.00 a.m. on Monday 17th February 2020
Interviews likely to be held early to mid March
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Contact Scotland BSL https://contactscotland-bsl.org/. Inclusion Scotland’s contact number: 0131 370 6708.
SSE is a UK-listed energy company with operations and investments across the UK and Ireland.
It is primarily a developer (which includes being a builder), an operator and an owner of low-carbon energy generation and distribution equipment and businesses, with a strategic focus on regulated electricity networks and renewable energy. More broadly, SSE is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas and in the provision of energy-related services.
A key objective of SSE is to increase the representation of disabled staff across the Networks Business (which is a division of the company). The Network Inclusion Adviser will undertake a “proof of concept” project reviewing and evaluating a number of Networks roles, ensuring inclusive role design and an inclusive approach to staffing, budgets and processes. This will involve evaluating existing processes and procedures against best practice examples found elsewhere. The success of this project will subsequently lead to a company wide roll out of more accessible revised systems and procedures which will improve the number of applications and appointments of employees who define as disabled.
Main duties and tasks
- To assist in the research and design of a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment, selection and resource allocation systems and processes for SSE’s Networks Business.
- To review and validate the work which has been undertaken by consultants from “Equal Approach” – an external consultancy that has been working with the company. This may involve testing the practicality and assessing how deliverable the processes are, and how we could make reasonable adjustments within Networks. This will include checking the accessibility of actual job design / profiles and inclusive resourcing allocation.
- Following review, work in partnership with business stakeholders and wider organisational colleagues who are involved to identify and establish areas for improvement and any gaps in our processes. Subsequently developing a project plan for future implementation.
- Work with hiring managers to increase and develop their knowledge of inclusive and accessible recruitment and support practice. Giving them the knowledge and confidence to work with colleagues across the organisation to identify and make recommendations on where improvements can be made.
- Develop a cohesive change communications strategy using established communication channels.
- Develop close working relationships with SEE’s external Inclusion & Diversity specialists – “Equal Approach”, as well as enhanced knowledge on the workings of a FTSE 35 company.
- Support and contribute to the design and production of an overarching learning report that notes the actual practical changes that have been made in both role design and recruitment strategy for others to learn from – for internal review and distribution to industry recognised bodies including EU Skills and National Academy of Power
While no specific qualifications are required for this intern opportunity, a good standard of secondary education or equivalent capability is essential. Any Human Resources, Recruitment and Equal Opportunities qualifications and experience would be an advantage.
Ability to understand, effectively communicate information with a wide range of people and audiences.
- An understanding of equality and diversity issues and a basic knowledge of the Equalities Act 2010, and the barriers people may face in accessing services
- 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.
- Ability to collate and analyse a range of information and draw together conclusions and recommendations in a clear and accessible way to share
- Good IT skills, for example, an ability to use Word, Outlook, basic Excel and PowerPoint.
- 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 disabled or Deaf 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 one of the We Can Work Internships you must define as disabled as 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 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 and we will send to SSE.
We do not accept CV’s. Completed applications forms only to be forwarded by email or post by 10.00 a.m. on Monday 17th February 2020 to:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Please download and save the following documents:
Job Description: SSE Networks Inclusion Adviser
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