Knowledge Management Assistant Intern with the Life Changes Trust

The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in 2013 with a £50 million endowment from the BIG Lottery Fund (BIG) Scotland.

Location: Glasgow
£7.50 per hour, 5 days per week (35 hours) for 6 months with possible extension to 12 months.
Ideal start date of 1 October 2014.

The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being and inclusion of two vulnerable groups in Scotland:

  • People affected by dementia
  • Looked after young people and young care leavers

The Trust will work closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers, researchers and other stakeholders to make sure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience of knowledge management support in an office environment and develop key research and analytical skills.

The post holder will provide knowledge management service, under the direction of the Trust’s Chief Executive, to:

  • Provide effective and efficient knowledge management support to the Trust;
  • Support development of the Scottish Funders’ Knowledge Management Hub, hosted by the Improvement Service.

Working as the Knowledge Management Support Assistant, you will undertake a range of tasks and projects including:

  • Undertaking online and desk research guided by a line manager.
  • Producing analysis and summaries of information, using standard formats.
  • Working with Scottish Funders to develop and improve structure, content and use of their Knowledge Hub.
  • Preparing written reports, briefings and papers as required.
  • Supporting and attending trust meetings and external events as appropriate.


The ideal candidate will be motivated, willing to learn and take initiative. They should be good communicators, have excellent attention to detail and sound work management skills. The ideal candidate should also be proficient in the use of various IT packages and be able to communicate at all levels.

A background in Humanities, Social Science and/or Business Administration would be useful, alongside previous experience of project work.


Closing date for applications is 5 September 2014, 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 that have not gone through our online application unless otherwise stated.