Project Development (Third Sector) Intern with Stirling Council 


Location: Stirling 

£8.33 per hour
Full-time, for 12 months 
Immediate start 

About the Organisation 
Stirling Council's area lies at the very heart of Scotland.  It covers 220,000 hectares from Tyndrum and Crianlarich in the southern highlands to the villages of Killearn and Strathblane in the south west and the former mining villages of Plean, Fallin and Cowie in the east.  The 83,000 population splits 50:50 urban to rural, with the urban population centering around Stirling, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan. 
The Role 
Stirling Council are looking to recruit a CDF-Project Development Intern in order to undertake an assessment of the potential opportunities and challenges for Stirling’s third sector within service redesign across all Council services. Your main responsibilities will include: 
• Developing a project scope identifying key milestones and requisite Service and partner involvement  
• Project managing delivery   
• Undertaking key tasks within the project and work with Services to ensure completion of all deliverables  
• Ensuring the following key deliverables are included with the project:  
• A mapping of the current range and scope of third sector service delivery across the Council, including costs and process mapping  
• A mapping of ‘other’ contributions made to the third sector by the Council, including cost and benefit  
• An assessment of best practice within other comparable authorities  
• A horizon scan of innovative approaches in the UK and internationally   
• Research models of engagement with the third and independent sectors to play a role in meeting community need and contributing to the social, economic, environmental and cultural health of communities  
• Produce a series of recommendations for Stirling Council to develop a efficient, innovative and cost effective corporate approach to third sector involvement in delivery of services  
Essential Skills:   
• Project development and delivery skills  
• Research and analytical skills  
• Ability to communicate to a range of audiences both orally and in writing  
• Ability to work to own initiative and as part of a team  
• Ability to meet deadlines and work flexibly  
Desirable Skills:  
• Knowledge of local government in Scotland  
• Knowledge of the third and independent sectors 
Please note that the post will be mainly office based and during core hours. Minimal travel likely to be required. 
Closing date for applications is 20 April 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.  


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