Community Benefits and Social Value Research Intern with Stirling Council

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Location: Stirling
£8.33 p/hr
Full-time, for 12 months
Immediate start

About the Organisation
Stirling Council's area lies at the very heart of Scotland.  It covers 220,000 hectares from Tyndrum and Crianlarich in the southern highlands to the villages of Killearn and Strathblane in the south west and the former mining villages of Plean, Fallin and Cowie in the east.  The 83,000 population splits 50:50 urban to rural, with the urban population centering around Stirling, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.  

The Role
Stirling Council are looking to recruit a Community Benefits and Social Value Research Intern. The intern’s main responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking analysis of the scope and range of community benefit opportunities available to the Council within current procurement legislation at a Scottish and European level 
• Undertaking analysis of the most effective areas of social value deliverable via a corporate procurement process, including encouraging fair work practices 
• Assisting in the redesign of the procurement process to ensure maximum opportunities for community benefit and social value 
• Advising on best practice on the use of community benefit and social value clauses with specific reference to Stirling 
• Establishing potential opportunities for ensuring social value through enhancing the local supply chain  
• Assisting in developing efficient and effective processes for the implementation of community benefit and social value opportunities through procurement  

Requirements
Essential Skills:  
• Research and analytical skills 
• Ability to communicate to a range of audiences both orally and in writing 
• Ability to work to own initiative and as part of a team 
• Ability to meet deadlines and work flexibly 
Desirable Skills: 
Knowledge of local government in Scotland 

Please note that the post will be mainly office based and during core hours. Minimal travel likely to be required.

Application
Closing date for applications is 20 April 2016, 12 noon.  
  
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec.  We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.  
  
Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK. 

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