Project Assistant Intern with Life Changes Trust

Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in 2013 with a £50 million endowment from the BIG Lottery Fund Scotland. 

Location: Glasgow with some travel across Scotland
£7.85 per hour, Full-time for up to 6 months
Immediate start

The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being and inclusion of two vulnerable groups in Scotland:
• People affected by dementia
• Looked after young people and young care leavers

The Role

Life Changes Trust is about to launch an interesting social investment in Scotland, working with other partners. The post holder will provide support for this project, working with the Trust’s CEO, Communication’s Manager and Programme staff. They may also be asked to support other activities and projects.


• Supporting project planning
• Helping to manage email and phone enquiries
• Helping to organise project meetings and events
• Preparing project meeting notes and minutes and supporting follow up action
• Helping to prepare project reports and schedules
• Capturing and recording project activity data
• Desk research
• Providing general administrative support
• Any other duties which are appropriate for this role.


The successful intern will have sound organisational, planning and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage workload to meet deadlines. The ideal candidate should also be proficient in the use of various IT packages, including MS Office and be able to communicate at all levels. You will have a systematic attention to detail and accuracy with string reflective and analytical skills including the ability to find, absorb and summarise information. A creative and positive ‘can-do’ attitude with the ability to anticipate is required.

You will be a strong team player who is beneficiary/customer focused. You will be big-picture focused with an understanding of finance and resource issues, including value for money and cost effectiveness. Good research skills, especially desk-based research would be a strong advantage. You will be reliable and well motivated. Previous experience of working in the voluntary sector would be desirable. A background in Humanities, Social Sciences and or Business Administration would be useful, as would previous experience of customer service and/or working as part of an office-based team.

You will have the ability to pursue professional excellence, learning and continuous improvement, alongside an understand of and commitment to equal opportunities, non discrimination and accessibility. A working knowledge of a range of additional online systems and tools would be beneficial. An interest in or willingness to learn about either of the Trust’s beneficiary groups would be desirable.


Closing date for applications is 12 June 2015, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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