Research Assistant Intern with Perth & Kinross Council (Housing & Community Care Department)

Perth & Kinross Council are the area's largest employer, providing essential services to over 140,000 local residents.

Location: Perth
£7.85 per hour, 35 hours per week for 12 months
Immediate start date

They are responsible for managing and maintaining over 7,000 council houses, and running and staffing 86 schools. And that's only a small part of what they do for the people of Perth and Kinross.

They are committed to making the best use of public resources and committed to enhancing the quality of life, not just for the people they serve, but also for the people who make their achievements possible: their dedicated and driven staff.

Perth & Kinross Council are looking for a creative, hardworking individual to support their planning and performance activities as they prepare to integrate health and social care services.

Key tasks are likely to include but not be restricted to:
• Collecting, analysing and producing a range of health and social care data
• Using this data to inform local plans and the strategic commissioning plan
• Talking to local communities about the resources they have in their area
• Examining current use of and demand for health and social care services
• Analysing how much is spent on services
• Projecting future need and demand for health and social care services


This post would suit a graduate or postgraduate from a variety of disciplines. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to take raw data, and analyse it for range of audiences. You will also be able to condense and present complex information in an understandable, concise way, as well as having excellent analytical and presentation skills.

You will have excellent attention to detail, and be able to carry out a range of tasks whilst keeping calm under pressure and meeting tight deadlines. You will have experience of using Microsoft Word and Excel, and be able to demonstrate your problem solving skills.

In addition, you may be able to demonstrate research and evaluation skills and knowledge and use of different methods for evaluating projects/ services. Candidates who have experience of conducting interviews, and who have knowledge of the health and or social care/housing sector will be highly regarded. Experience of GIS mapping is desirable, but not essential.


Closing date for applications 11 February 2015, 5pm.

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 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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