Digital Interns with East Renfrewshire Council


Location: East Renfrewshire
£8.45 per hour
Full-time for 12 months
Early August Start
Closing Date: 30 June 2017, noon
Interview weeks commencing: 10 and 17 July 2017

About the Company

East Renfrewshire Council has three internship opportunities within the organisation which are aimed at supporting and driving the Digital Council Strategy. These roles, all similar in nature will sit within the ICT service (Barrhead Office), Project Management Office (Eastwood Office) and Environment Department (Thornliebank Office).

The Role

East Renfrewshire Council is currently seeking three digital interns to work within different areas of the council. The successful candidates will have the following key tasks:

ICT Service Role
• Working with the Enterprise Architect with focus on data and digital architecture
• Develop foundation information architecture which supports the digital projects underway within the Council
• Work with the IAAA Board to help Information Asset Owners identify and validate their Information Assets and align the assets with Business Process Owners
• Develop Common Data Dictionaries for the Council
• Work with the Enterprise Architect to document information architecture and data dictionaries in EA repository
• Provide support to digital projects by helping follow EA principles for information architecture

Project Management Office Role
• Identify the Customer and Service needs and their vision regarding key processes
• Use the Digital Process Methodology to suggest areas of improvement to the Service
• Identify the Business Process Owner
• Identify the criticality of the Process to the Service
• Perform detailed analysis of the process, identifying the digital gaps
• Identify and document high-level business process requirements
• Document the requirements specification
• Map and Model Processes in line with agreed methodology
• Work with Change Programme Manager, Digital Officer and ICT BRM to develop and implement changes
• Identify the benefits and savings of the process proposal
• Identify the As Is Digital Score and Potential Score if proposed changes implemented

Environment Department Role
• Focus will be on data analytics within the digital transformation programme
• Define a business analysis capability which looks at existing data and why, how and where it is stored and how it can be used to provide business intelligence to support business improvement within the department
• Data mapping – understanding where information currently sits, its current and future value as part of the department’s information as an asset project within the Change Programme
• Planning and driving data minimisation within the department to ensure that data is only retained for as long as required and for the purpose it was gathered
• Supporting the gathering of strategic information requirements to inform system design and ensure the data is “unlocked”
• Involvement in the new general Data Protection Regulation and the twelve design steps as recommended by the Information Commissioner
• Potential look at preparing and understanding privacy impact assessments for each of the service redesign exercises as and when they take place


The ideal candidates will have an HND, degree, or equivalent experience in a relevant subject. You will have a strong analytical background, problem solving abilities and be a good team player. Some experience in a range of analysis tools including process/data modelling, use cases, case tools, and data flow diagrams etc. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication, written and verbal skills. You should have an understanding of stakeholder management and basic presentation skills. You will have an understanding of working within waterfall or agile project/development methodologies and be able to work under tight deadlines and under pressure. The candidate will also have the ability to deal with people from various backgrounds and seniority.


Closing date for applications is 30 June 2017, 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on weeks commencing 10 July and 17 July 2017.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. Please state in your cover letter which role you wish to apply for. 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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