National Youth Assembly Event Intern with The Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland has over 400,000 members involved in local congregations. There are around 800 ministers serving in parishes and chaplaincies across Scotland, as well as in England and elsewhere in Europe.

Location: Edinburgh
£7.85 per hour. Full-time for 3 months

Start date: 9 June 2015. You must be available to work on 14-17 August

The Church of Scotland are looking for an intern to work within the Mission and Discipleship Team to assist in delivering one of their key events, The National Youth Assembly (NYA).  The NYA is an annual residential event held in August for young adults aged between 17 and 25 that have some connection with the Church of Scotland. Attracting folk from all over Scotland with different backgrounds it's a chance to get together, worship together, learn together, discuss together and party together.

Designed to enable young adults to have a voice within the Church of Scotland, NYA consists of a series of discussions on topics ranging from climate change to child exploitation, fashion to politics and from social media to marriage.

The main duties of this role are to:

• Support the Young People and Young Adult’s Development Worker in their role as NYA event manager
• Work with the event manager on managing timelines, helping to ensure project pace is maintained and things are delivered on time
• Co-ordinate event logistics working with the staff and volunteer teams
• Liaise with suppliers to ensure deadlines are met, instructions followed, and items delivered to a high standard
• Produce the printed event programme
• Engage with the Communications Team and NYA moderator regarding media coverage
• Engage with others about the event through social media – before, during and after
• Attend and provide support at the event as part of the team, from 14 to 17 August 2015
• Co-ordinate event evaluation



The successful candidate will be highly organised, experienced in social media for messaging, cool under pressure and have some experience of planning and running events.  You’ll be able to liaise confidently with a range of stakeholders, including young people, to ensure that communication about the event, arrangements and requirements are clear and well publicised. 

In return, you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Be part of team delivering a high profile event
• develop your skills and experience of working on a successful national event
• experience the role of ‘event co-ordinator’
• liaise with external suppliers and volunteers
• work with young adults in the delivery of the event
• co-ordinate event evaluation
• develop project management skills


Closing date for applications is 27 May 2015, 5pm

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 June 2015.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. Your application to us should showcase your ability to engage other users in your message and individual style.

All applications must be submitted by 5pm 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. 



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