Data Publishing Intern with Stirling Council


Location: Stirling
£8.80 per hour
Full-time (35 hours per week) for 7 months
Immediate start
Closing Date: 21 August 2018, 12 noon

About the Company

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 council holds a variety of information and needs to follow the relevant legislation to ensure that information is protected and used responsibly. The day-to-day delivery of this duty is overseen by the Records & Information Compliance Team.


The Role

Stirling Council is looking to recruit a detail-orientated graduate as a Data Publishing Intern. This provides a unique opening for the successful applicant to learn about, and contribute to, implementation of a major local authority initiative.

The role will involve supporting the Project Manager and contributing to the development of data publishing standards and guidelines. You will also be assisting in the implementation and maintenance of the data publishing initiative currently being undertaken by Stirling Council.

As part of this busy team, your main tasks will be to:

• Undertake research into data publishing standards covering classification schemes, metadata, vocabularies and data dictionaries

• Contribute to the development of generic and service specific data publication guidelines.

• Work with the project manager/officer and other Stirling Council services on implementation of appropriate data publishing standards and development of relevant publishing guidelines.

• Liaise with other Scottish local authorities and external organisations on developing integrated data publishing standards and guidelines.

• Conduct an internal data maturity assessment as directed by the project manager/officer.

• To provide project administration support as required.

• Perform any other tasks that are required to be completed


Essential Skills:
• The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level.
• A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) is required.
• The intern will have the ability to work with attention to detail and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• They will also be able to demonstrate initiative and be comfortable prioritising their own work and meeting strict deadlines.

Desirable skills would be:
• An interest in, or knowledge of local government services
• An understanding of data publishing standards covering classification schemes, metadata, vocabularies and data dictionaries
• A basic understanding of project management.



Closing date for applications is 21 August 2018, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI 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.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.


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  • Jacki Smith
    published this page in Opportunities 2018-08-03 16:28:06 +0100