Employability and Employer Engagement Intern with Fife Council

As part of the Skills and Employability strategy for Fife, Fife Council are developing a single point of contact & co-ordination through a consortium based planning model for employer engagement.

Location: Glenrothes

£7.65 per hour (rising to £7.85 per hour in April) Full-time (36 hours per week) for 12 months. 

Immediate start.

This project focuses on developing a plan to deliver a joined-up, co-ordinated approach to employer engagement and work-placements, both internally and externally to Fife Council. Fife Council are looking for a talented graduate to assist with this project.

Working within the Enterprise, Planning and Employability Service of Fife Council your main responsibilities will be: 

• To support the development of Fife’s single point of contact Employer Engagement activity.
• To do this by undertaking research into the local needs of clients and employers.
• To describe the interventions and activities needed to meet these needs.
• To engage with employers and partners to establish the requirements for the single point of contact approach.
• Benchmark with other local authorities on models created in other areas.
• Research and co-ordinate funding streams available to support this activity.
• To coordinate with colleagues and stakeholders internal and external to Fife Council and the Opportunities Fife and Fife Economy Partnership with regard to these needs
• To support evaluation of input and activities involving employers and stakeholders undertaken as part of the Employer Engagement activity.
• Attend any internal and external meetings or forums to research or promote services or activities with colleagues or on behalf of the Employer Engagement and Employability Team.
• To support the development of an employability & skills roadmap for Fife.


The successful intern will be educated to degree level, ideally with a background in Education, Human Resources, Management, Business Studies, Law, or related field.

You will have well-developed written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to produce high quality written work. You should have experience of data collection and analysis, alongside experience of project working. Experience or interest of employability in key sectors and working within the public sector would be highly beneficial. Previous experience of working with a wide range of employers across all sectors and size and an understanding of their diverse needs would be advantageous.

You should have strong research and problem solving skills and the ability to organise your own workload and manage time effectively. You will have the ability to present issues clearly and concisely to a range of audiences and to exercise influencing skills. You will be IT literate with the ability to use MS Windows based packages. Negotiation and influencing skills will be highly regarded. A knowledge and understanding of current employability legislation and strategy at UK, Scottish and local levels would be highly beneficial to your application.

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to cope well with challenging and changing situations is important. To succeed in this role you must be a strong team player who can adapt in a fast paced environment. You will be reliable and consistent with the ability to provide a regular and effective service. Ability to travel to different locations as appropriate is required.


Closing date for applications is 8 February 2015, 5pm. 

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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