Full-time, for 6 months (with possible extension to 12 months)
November 2016 start
Closing date: 7 September 2016, noon
About the Company
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, set up in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million endowment from the Big Lottery. The Trust was established to manage this endowment and invest in initiatives which share our mission, to drive transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment, and social inclusion of two groups: care experienced young people and people affected by dementia. Everything we do at the Life Changes Trust is underpinned by our commitment to improving the lives of these two groups. At the heart of our work will always be their needs, views and well-being.
Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking online and desk research as guided by your line manager
• Producing analysis and summaries of information, using Trust standard formats
• Preparing briefing papers as required
• Supporting and attending Trust meetings and external events as appropriate
Education and Experience: Essential
• Educated to degree level in a social science field
Education and Experience: Desirable
• Degree award of 2:1 or First Honours
• Experience of knowledge management
• Experience of the voluntary or public sector
Key Skills and Competencies: Essential
• An interest in the role and work of the Life Changes Trust
• Good on-line research skills
• Proficient computer literacy, including the ability to use MS office
• Ability to use data bases and online information systems
• Reflective and analytical skills, with the ability to find, absorb, and summarise complex information, often to short timescales
• Creativity, a positive “can-do” attitude and ability to anticipate problems and proactively suggest/find solutions
• Sound organisational, planning and time management skills, including ability to prioritise and manage work load to meet deadlines
• Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to adjust form and style to suit the appropriate audience
• Systematic attention to detail and accuracy
Closing date for applications is 7 September 2016, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. 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.