Education and Children’s Service Intern with Fife Council

As part of Fife’s Invest in Youth planning process, Fife Council are developing consortium based planning model for employer engagement.

Location: Glenrothes

£7.65 per hour (rising to £7.85 per hour in April) Full-time (36 hours per week) for 12 months. 

Immediate start.

This project requires research and development, as well as coordination with other directorates and teams (Corporate Services and Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services). The project role for the graduate will focus on developing this planning.

Working with the Education and Children’s Services Department of Fife Council your main responsibilities will be:

• To support the development of Fife’s Invest in Youth approach
• To do this by undertaking research into the local needs of pupils and schools in local area consortia
• To describe the programmes of learning needed to meet these needs
• To coordinate with colleagues in the Enterprise. Planning and Protective Services directorate with regard to these needs
• To support evaluation of programmes of learning involving employers undertaken as part of the Fife Invest in Youth approach
• Support other work activity in relation to the WYI Programme as requested.
• Support other work activity in relation to the Invest in Youth approach as requested.


The successful intern will be educated to degree level, ideally with a background in Education, Human Resources, Management, Business Studies, Law, or a related field.

You will have well-developed written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to produce high quality written work. You should have experience of data collection and analysis, alongside experience of project working. Experience or interest in working within the public sector would be beneficial.

You should have strong research and problem solving skills and the ability to organise your own workload and manage time effectively and work to deadlines. You will have the ability to present issues clearly and concisely to a range of audiences and to exercise influencing skills. You will be IT literate with the ability to use MS Windows based packages. Negotiation and influencing skills will be highly regarded.

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to cope well with challenging and changing situations is important. To succeed in this role you must be a strong team player who can adapt in a fast paced environment. You will be reliable and consistent with the ability to provide a regular and effective service. Ability to travel to different locations as appropriate is required.


Closing date for applications is 8 February 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.