Location: Glasgow (home based, regular Glasgow meetings)
£32,000 per annum pro rata
Fixed term part-time contract for 9 months - 2 days per week
Start date: August 2018
Closing date: 26 July 2018, 12 noon
Interview date: 13 August 2018
About the Organisation
The Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) is an independent membership driven association bringing together the voices of organisations and individuals with an interest in economic development.
They aim to facilitate a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in Scotland by helping to raise the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of work in the field.
The EDAS mission is to ensure that key aspects of economic development are kept at the forefront of economic debate and comment in Scotland. This is supported through activities including networking seminars on key economic development issues; independent, collaborative policy work, CPD training courses in economic development, and larger events and conferences.
With over 2,500 members and a positive approach to collaborative working, EDAS encourage wide involvement and input to the ongoing conversation about Scotland's economic future.
Supported by Scottish Government, EDAS has launched an Inclusive Growth Community of Practice for the economic development community to learn and share good practice on inclusive growth. They are now looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work alongside a member of the Board to develop the project.
In this role your tasks will include but not be limited to:
• producing reports on each of three planned Community of Practice sessions and a final wrap up report
• working to create, develop and populate a specific Community of Practice area of the EDAS website
• handling digital communications for the project
• acting as the link person for the Community of Practice working with all stakeholders, including the EDAS team, Board, and the wider economic development community
• sharing relevant good practice examples and other relevant information with the lead for Scottish Government’s Scottish Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth.
Please note that this role will be done remotely, with regular meetings with the relevant members of the EDAS team.
EDAS are looking for a resilient and driven individual who is happy to contribute ideas and work collaboratively to develop these. The ideal candidate will be a postgraduate with an interest in economic development and an understanding of the Scottish economy in particular.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they:
• have a knowledge of the Scottish economy
• have an understanding of the concept of inclusive practice
• are a confident and effective communicator
• can produce written reports to a high standard for a range of audiences
• have excellent organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail
• are comfortable in a collaborative working environment
• are able to generate ideas and contribute to direction of work programme
• can compose engaging and well-written content for the web
Closing date for applications is 26 July 2018, 12 noon.
Interviews will be held on 13 August 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.APPLY