Graduate HR Intern with Fife Council

Fife Council is looking to recruit a graduate intern to design, develop and deliver a Corporate Placements Management System to support Fife Council as part of the development of the Workforce Youth Investment (WYI) Programme.

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.

Within this internship, your main tasks will include:
• Undertaking benchmarking and carrying out research & analysis to identify appropriate proposals / solutions. Reporting on and present proposals / recommendations.
• Engaging with services and partner organisations to establish an effective, realistic and practical approach to the central management of placements for the organisation.
• Supporting systems development and testing where appropriate.
• Creating a directory, agreed by Legal and HR Services, detailing the rights and expectations of Services and ‘placees’ within each form of placement.
• Producing a range of written material including reports, policies / procedures / processes and guidance in support of the System.
• Providing face-to-face advice and guidance to clients and support the implementation of changes where necessary.
• Providing clients, both at Service & Corporate level, with management information on all aspects of placements across the organisation.
• Supporting other work activity in relation to the WYI Programme as requested.
• Representing the HR Service at both internal and external meetings including management team meetings, cross-Service working groups, project teams and conferences as required.
• Developing and maintaining professional expertise enabling provision of current, best-practice thinking to Services and corporately.
• Keeping abreast of local / national developments in local government and legislative changes.


The successful intern will be educated to degree level, ideally with a background in Human Resource Management, Business Management, Law, or 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. 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.

Strong 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. You will be reliable and consistent with the ability to provide a regular and effective service. You should be willing to travel to different locations as appropriate.

Due to funding restrictions this post is only open to those aged 18-24 years old.


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.