Location: Scotland House, Blackfriars, London
Full time for 6 months(1)
Start date: May 2018
Closing date for applications is 16 April 2018, 12noon
Interviews are expected to take place w/b 30 April 2018
(1) The Scottish Government are willing to consider requests for flexible working patterns
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 VisitScotland.
About the role
This internship with the Scottish Government will offer you, the successful candidate, access to training and other support to improve your skills, and the opportunity to demonstrate that you can perform within a professional and pressurised environment.
You 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 who have gained an undergraduate degree in any discipline, but human geography, economics or the natural sciences would be advantageous. You should not currently be studying full-time.
The Scottish Government are looking for a highly motivated individual who has an interest in public policy and improving the lives of the people of Scotland. In order to make the most of this internship opportunity, it will be important that you can demonstrate the following criteria:
• Well organised
• Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
• Can build and maintain productive working relationships
• Good analytical and IT skills
The Scottish Government aims to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. They would particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
Civil Service positions also have nationality restrictions. You can apply for this internship 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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules.
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 – available from Disclosure Scotland at £25.
Closing date for applications is 16 April 2018, 12noon.
Interviews are expected to take place w/b 30 April 2018.
Please submit a CV and covering letter through the AAI - Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. 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.