Organisational Development Graduate Intern with Angus Council

Location: Forfar
£9.00 per hour
Full-time (36.25 hours per week), until September 2019
Immediate start
Closing Date: 3 December 2018, 12 noon
Interview date: 12 December 2018

About the Company

Angus is a place where a first class quality of life can be enjoyed by all - this is the vision that the council has for the county.
Traditionally councils have been the direct and often sole provider of a very broad range of services, but this is changing, and in the coming years Angus Council will be working more effectively with their partners to target resources on the areas of greatest need. Angus Council aims to focus on specific priorities and working to achieve specific results.

The council will continue to have a key role in determining priorities and policy, continuing to lead and coordinate partnership working through commissioning services; and supporting and enabling communities.

All of this will be done with a much clearer focus on outcomes, quality and sustainability. In fulfilling this more focused role Angus Council will:

• Do what they say and do it well
• Value the contribution of others
• Be open to the changes which will lead to improvement
• Demonstrate fairness and equality in everything they do

The following values underpin all of Angus Council’s work:

• Ambition and continuous improvement
• Honesty and integrity
• Trust and respect
• Responsibility and accountability

More information can be found on the council's website:

The Organisational Development (OD) team is facing a growing challenge to resource the demand for support to the organisation, specifically with the move to being a digital council by 2020. The purpose of this internship is to assist the OD team to deliver specific projects, which will make a positive difference to how the council works and delivers its services during a period of major change.


The Role

Angus Council are looking to appoint an Organisational Development intern to join their OD team. This will be an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structures and values of the council, the role and focus of OD professionals and the systems, tools and processes used to meet our standards.

You will provide dedicated input and support the delivery of allocated OD projects, with a particular focus on digital procedures.
You will assist in developing digital learning, and undertake actions, coordinate and monitor the delivery of projects. You will work with other council services and teams as required, and consult and communicate with them to support the project.
This post will contribute to the Angus Interreg Like! Project.

Reporting to the Organisational Development Facilitator, the general duties of this post include:

• Providing dedicated input to support the delivery of the nominated project, including project planning, contributing to, implementing agreed objectives, monitoring, reviewing and reporting progress and ensuring all timescales are adhered to 
• Supporting the employing Directorate to deliver key outcomes linked to the delivery of the nominated project 
• Consulting and communicating with key stakeholders to ensure all relevant interests are met ensuring a professional approach when dealing with customers and clients
• Working with the OD team to develop learning and to assist with the improvement of best and next practice using digital solutions
• Working with colleagues and services to respond to enquiries appropriately and in a timely manner
• Providing support and advice to services looking to expand their digital knowledge and offering guidance and practical advice about how they can best achieve this
• Supporting the work of the council’s change programme, including contributing ideas to maximise impact digitally

This list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to undertake other duties as required.

More information on the specific Conditions of Service for this role can be found here.



The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level, with a qualification relating to digital, learning and development or similar subject area. You will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, research and sourcing abilities and be able to work as part of a team as well as using your own initiative to meet deadlines. Digital skills and experience of using Microsoft Office packages are essential.

You will be expected to undertake mandatory information governance training.

You should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Experience of using Microsoft Office packages
• Good oral communication skills
• Strong written communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good organisational skills
• Research, sourcing and analysing skills
• Good digital skills
• Customer care skills
• Ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong creative thinker
• Attention to detail
• Interest in local government and delivering outcomes to support council services



Closing date for applications is 3 December 2018, 12 noon.
Interviews will take place on 12 December 2018

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.



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