Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in 2013 with a £50 million endowment from the BIG Lottery Fund (BIG) Scotland.
Location: Glasgow with some travel across Scotland
£7.85 per hour, Full-time for 6 months, with possible extension to 12 months
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being and inclusion of two vulnerable groups in Scotland:
• People affected by dementia
• Looked after young people and young care leavers
Reporting to the Life Changes Trust Insight and Evaluation Co-ordinator the post holder will provide insight and knowledge management support to the Trust. The main Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities of the post are as follows:
• To undertake online and desk research as guided by line manager.
• To produce analysis and summaries of information, using Trust standard formats.
• To prepare written reports, briefings and papers as required.
• To support and attend trust meetings and external events as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level in a social science field, with experience of knowledge management and the voluntary or public sector.
Key Skills and Competencies: Essential
• An interest in the role and work of the Life Changes Trust.
• Good on-line research skills.
• Proficient computer literacy, including the ability to use MS office.
• Ability to use data bases and online information systems.
• Reflective and analytical skills, with the ability to find, absorb, and summarise complex information, often to short timescales.
• Creativity, a positive “can-do” attitude and ability to anticipate problems and proactively suggest/find solutions.
• Sound organisational, planning and time management skills, including ability to prioritise and manage work load to meet deadlines.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Systematic attention to detail and accuracy.
Other Skills and Competencies: Essential
• Ability to support delivery of the mission and values of the Life Changes Trust.
• Beneficiary/customer focussed, with an understanding of the Trust’s beneficiaries or a willingness and ability to develop this.
• Ability to understand the context of the work of the trust and the key social, economic and political issues it faces in delivering its aims.
• Flexibility and ability to adjust to change.
• An understanding of finance and resource issues, value for money and cost-effectiveness.
• Team working skills.
• Ability to pursue professional excellence, learning and continuous improvement.
• An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and accessibility.
• Ability to protect the health and safety of self and colleagues.
Closing date for applications is 4 November 2015, 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.