Children, Young People & Education Intern at Stirling Council


Location: Stirling
£8.00 per hour, minimum.
Full-time (37 hours over 5 days) until end March 2016
Immediate start.

As one of the local authorities at the heart of Scotland, Stirling Council is looking to recruit a graduate intern to its Directorate of Children, Young People and Education

The Children, Young People & Education Intern will have a predominantly research-based role, providing robust evaluations in respect of Early Years, Parenting and family Engagement. The graduate will contribute to the development of Education Service’s key priorities.

Within this role the graduate’s main duties will include:

• undertaking action research across a number of small-scale projects. This may include:
-       literature reviews
-       designing research methods
-       data gathering
-       data input
-       analysis
-       report writing.

• utilising, where appropriate, statistical packages and other methods of qualitative and quantitative date collection and analysis.



The ideal intern will be educated to degree level, preferably with a 2:1 or above in psychology or a related field. You will be skilled in research design, methodology, analysis and reporting. Knowledge of psychology, action research and/or child development is essential.

An excellent communicator, you should be skilled in presenting to a wide and varied audience. You will be enthusiastic, well motivated and possess good interpersonal skills. You will be highly organised and effective at time management. You will be able to demonstrate successful collaborative work and working with integrity.

An understanding of key research in the field of Early Years and Parenting and existing skills in project software would be highly advantageous. A driving licence would also be beneficial.



Closing date for applications is 2 December 2015, 12noon. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.




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