Economic Policy and Networks Internship with The Scottish Government

Scottish_Government.JPGLocation: Scotland House, Blackfriars, London 
£27,000 per annum  
Full time for 6 months with the possibility of extension subject to business need  
Start date: 2 April 2018 
Closing date: 27 February 2018, 12 noon 
Competency- and knowledge-based interviews are expected to take place w/c 5 March 2018. 

*** The Scottish Government aims to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. This internship opportunity is focused on underrepresented groups within the Scottish Government. Please see ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for further information. *** 

About Scotland House 
The First Minister of Scotland opened Scotland House London on 18 April 2017. This provides a base for Scottish companies to take advantage of the business opportunities that London offers, and a shared home for the Scottish Government and its agencies, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and Visit Scotland.   
The Role 
The internship will be located within the Scottish Government Economic Policy and Networks Team based in Scotland House. This team is focused on engaging the UK government, its agencies (e.g. the forthcoming UK Research and Innovation), and the wider London policy community on economic development matters as well as complementing the activities of our enterprise agencies in business-facing work.  
Your role will include: 
• Analysing information to draw out key messages and findings in order to provide advice  
• Drafting notes and reports on meetings and events, and contributing to Ministerial correspondence, parliamentary questions and briefing packs for Ministers and senior officials 
• Supporting the operational work of the Economic Policy and Networks Team and the Scottish Government presence in Scotland House 
• Working with the Scotland House Operations Team to deliver the events programme in support of the Scottish Government and Scotland’s economy  
• Connecting with colleagues, stakeholders and key partner agencies in Scotland and representing the Scottish Government on a range of economic development policy matters 
This position is open to individuals meeting the eligibility requirements listed below, who have gained an undergraduate degree in any discipline, although human geography, economics or the natural sciences would be advantageous. You should not currently be studying full-time.  
The Scottish Government are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual who has an interest in public policy and improving the lives of the people of Scotland.

It is important that you can demonstrate the following:  

• You are well organised 
• You possess excellent oral and written communication skills 
• You can build and maintain productive working relationships  
• You have good analytical and IT skills 
• You are self-aware as regards your strengths and weaknesses and you are committed to personal development 
In return, the Scottish Government will offer access to training and other support to improve your skills and the opportunity to demonstrate that you can perform within a professional environment. 
Other requirements  
The Scottish Government aims to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. This internship opportunity is focused on underrepresented groups within the Scottish Government. Please see Eligibility Criteria below for further information.   
Civil Service positions also have nationality restrictions. You can apply for this internships as long as you are a UK national or have dual nationality with one part being British, are a Commonwealth citizen, or a national of any of the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA). Further information about civil service nationality requirements is available on the Civil Service Website:
If you are successful, and are not currently a serving member of the Civil Service, the Scottish Government will carry out enquiries into your nationality eligibility and ask you to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard form, to ensure that you are suitable for appointment. As part of these checks, you will be required to have a Basic Disclosure certificate which is available from Disclosure Scotland at £25. 
Closing date for applications is 27 February 2018, 12 noon.   
Competency- and knowledge-based interviews are expected to take place w/c 5 March 2018. 
Please submit a CV and covering letter through the online application form on the Adopt an Intern website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State:  
A) your availability  
B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. 
C) how you meet the eligibility criteria 
We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated. 
Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK. 
Does either A, B or C apply to you? 
A) I’m from one of the following backgrounds: 
• Asian/Asian British 
• Black/African/Caribbean/Black British 
• Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups 
• Other ethnic group 
B) I’m registered as disabled 
C) At age 14, my highest earning parent was:  
• not self-employed 
• and not in senior management 
• and employed in one of the following categories: 
Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic - fitter – inspector – plumber – printer – tool maker – electrician – gardener – train driver 
Semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker – machine operative – security guard – caretaker - farm worker – catering assistant – receptionist – sales assistant 
Routine manual and service occupations such as: HGV driver – van driver – cleaner – porter – packer – sewing machinist – messenger – labourer – waiter/waitress – bar staff 
Or unemployed, but seeking work 


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