Policy and Information Intern with The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations.

Location: Glasgow
£15,900 per annum
Full-time, 35 hours per week for 15 months
Immediate start

The Policy and Information Intern will support the Dementia Carer Voices Project. This will include:

• Undertake literature review and background research as appropriate.
• Gather information and evidence to inform preparation of Case Studies and information pack for Carers of People with Dementia with a view to informing present and future Carer Strategy.
• Helping to build information base on evidence of good practice and relevant case studies on the life stories of Carers of People with Dementia.
• Supporting the ALLIANCE activity on Carer Voices including arranging meetings and taking minutes.
• Helping to monitor the Scottish Government, Parliament and appropriate Third Sector data bases with regard to keeping up to date information on policy developments in relation to carers of people with dementia.
• Supporting work e.g. draft newsletter items to ensure ALLIANCE members and those they represent are informed about key activities.
• Draft policy briefings, reports and consultation responses as appropriate.

The Policy and Information Intern will be required to adopt a flexible approach to working hours, and occasional additional hours will be required. However, this will be re-imbursed through the organisation’s Time off in Lieu scheme.

About the company

The ALLIANCE has over 600 members including large, national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care. Many NHS Boards are associate members and many health and social care professionals are Professional Associates.

The ALLIANCE’s vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Interest in policy development in relation to carers or people with dementia.
• Research experience.
• Understanding of public policy and politics in Scotland.
• Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and the principle of people being involved in decisions that affect them.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• IT skills in word processing, email and Internet.


Closing date for applications is 13 October 2015, 12 noon.

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.