£8.75 per hour
Full-time until 31 March 2019
Closing date: 21 May 2018, 12 noon
Interview date: 31 May 2018
About the Company
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council’s (EVOC) purpose is to support, promote, develop and represent the Third Sector. They play a key role in supporting pioneering, new and innovative ways of working for Third Sector organisations and community groups that work in Edinburgh. EVOC actively promotes, participates in and contributes to partnership working between the voluntary, public, private and community sectors at a local and national level.
EVOC has set 5 strategic objectives 2016-2019. These objectives will be central to all potential developments, team and individual work plans. The post holder will work as part of the Development Team to contribute to the delivery of EVOC’s strategic objectives.
1. Consulting, supporting and representing the Sector
2. Building the capacity of and developing the Sector
3. Developing partnership approaches, principles and practice
4. Providing improved services by supporting and developing EVOC’s people
5. Being a high quality, effective and developing organisation
The Intern is required to provide a strong platform of systems, procedures and communications support to enable this programme to be delivered effectively, ensuring it achieves its objectives and targets in relation to the agreed HLF programme and any enhancements. The post holder will support programme development and delivery which shall include working with local youth groups, third sector organisations, big venues for high profile events, and helping to smooth relations with delivery partners.
The Intern’s day to day work will be supervised and line managed by the Programme Manager EVOC 150 and through her/him will be accountable to EVOC Board through the EVOC Deputy Chief Executive.
This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and its purpose is to contribute to the delivery of the programme of events and communications, and support the overall EVOC Heritage Programme, recognising and celebrating the 150th year anniversary of EVOC.
In this role you will:
• Help the co-ordination of communication to staff, volunteers and delivery partners
• Support of the delivery and further development and enhancement of the HLF funded EVOC 150 programme
• Support development of new and enhanced delivery ideas, following up leads on additional fundraising and creating further partnerships to further promote inclusive participation by Edinburgh’s communities
• Maintain content scheduling calendar and monthly work plan based on the HLF programme; including updating and maintaining the EVOC 150 Website
• Assist project communications, including social media and online presence by creating, editing and maintaining content (articles, news items, training courses, pages etc.) on the HLF Programme
• Provide secretariat support to any advisory/Steering Group and the work of the Programme Manager
• Liaison with EVOC staff concerning shared systems
• Arrange meetings, training and events
• Provide support and management, with the Programme Manager, to any trainees or volunteers in an administrative role with the project
The successful candidate will be ambitious and looking to learn about project delivery and communications. You should have relevant transferable skills and experience through a Masters or undergraduate degree. Communication will be at the heart of the Heritage Programme and is essential to its success. It is important that you are interested in this and keen to develop your existing skills further.
The following skills are desirable and relevant to the role:
• Comfortable and confident communication skills – via a range of media and in person
• Excellent organising skills – taking (large and small) events from conception to completion ensuring that all participants are informed and enthused, motivated and inspired
• Commitment to partnership principles, able and willing to treat everyone with equal respect
• Able to produce a range of communications materials (for example web content, promotional fliers, social media content, brochures, marketing and promotional products, and information bulletins) accurately and to deadlines
• Event management skills
• Strong research and writing skills with a keen eye for detail
• Team building and team working skills
• Ability to plan and to work to deadlines
Closing date for applications is 21 May 2018, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and covering letter through the 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.