Marketing and Communications Intern with Cornerstone

Location: Glasgow
£9.00 per hour
Full-Time for 12 weeks (potential for permanent)
Start date: June 2019
Closing date: 16 May 2019, 12 noon
Interview date: 3 June 2019

About the Company

"Cornerstone is one of Scotland's largest charities and a leading provider of services for people with disabilities and other support needs. Established in 1980, Cornerstone provides care and support services for adults, young people and children across Scotland with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and additional needs. Since its inception, Cornerstone has grown to support more than 2,000 people each year, delivering services within 18 local authority areas across Scotland.

The work of Cornerstone and its 2,200+ employees is all about people – whether it is the people supported, employees or people who donate their time to make a difference to the lives of others in their community. With this in mind, it is crucial to have a dynamic strategy in place for engaging with those at the centre of the organisation. More information on Cornerstone can be found by visiting"


The Role

Cornerstone is looking for a Marketing and Communications Intern to join their Central Team in Glasgow. You will work on a variety of projects and campaigns to support their marketing effort reaching out to their audience, colleagues, stakeholders and other outside agencies.

Alongside the marketing side of this role, you will also be involved in Cornerstone’s event planning including marketing campaigns, attending these events to provide live updates, and devising an annual events calendar.

The ideal person will have a keen interest for expanding their skillsets, and a desire to grow within a multi-award winning Scottish charity. During your time with us, you’ll be engaged and supported every step of the way to reach your full potential and there’s even the possibility of this leading into a full-time role for the right person.

This role has many responsibilities which are outlined in the Role Profile. However, your main activities will include:

• Social Media Management
• Event Planning
• Administration Tasks

For a full description of this role please, see the Role Profile here



Ideally, Cornerstone would like a graduate with a Communications, Marketing, Event Planning or Digital Media degree. However, Cornerstone will employ on key values so these qualifications are not essential if the right candidate can demonstrate the following values: Caring, customer-focused, professional and pioneering.

The marketing team is currently made up of the Marketing and Communications Lead and Graphic Designer so it is essential that you can work in a small team but also with a wide range of people, as service visits and networking is part of this role. Also, due to the small size of team, Cornerstone is looking for someone who is hard-working and not afraid to take on multiple activities whilst being able to meet deadlines.

To be successful in this role, you’ll be outgoing, creative and can achieve a balance between getting work done but also socialising with the team and wider organisation.

The following are essential for the role:

• A passion for Cornerstone’s purpose which is: “To deliver high quality care and support that enables everyone to live a valued life – the life they choose.”
• Ability to produce high quality accurate work.
• Ability to work on own initiative using existing guidance, policies and procedures with minimum supervision on marketing and communications related matters.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Extensive experience of office-related computer packages (e.g. word processing/spreadsheets etc.)
• Proven track record of co-ordinating administrative tasks.
• Effective communication skills.
• Ability to build effective working relationships.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Initiative.
• Ability to be creative and bring new ideas for consideration to improve working practices
• ‘Can do’ attitude.
• Flexibility.

It would be great if you also had:

• Experience of Care Standards and SSSC requirements regarding people matters.
• Experience of working in the social care or the third sector.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is 16 May 2019, 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on Monday 3 June 2019.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form by clicking “Apply” on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. In your Cover Letter, please 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.