Programme Management Office Intern with Stirling Council


Location: Stirling
£8.00 per hour
Full or Part-time (22.5-37 hours per week) for 12 months
January 2016 start


As one of the local authorities at the heart of Scotland, Stirling Council is looking to recruit a graduate as a Programme Management Office Intern to provide support in general programme office administration and supporting the Priority Based Budgeting process.

This role will be within the Council’s Corporate Programme Management Office (PMO). This team has three main functions, improving project management skills across the organisation, reporting on project progress and actively project managing live projects. The role will also support the Council’s Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) process; this is a core council process that is helping the organisation meet the current budget pressures across the public sector.

The internship will have a number of tasks:
• PBB process: Setting up and minuting meetings. Managing the shaping Stirling mailbox; this is ensuring that staff and public ideas for service improvement are responded to appropriately. Supporting production of the PBB Budget Report through collation of key documents.
 Improving skills: Managing the administration of project management training for internal staff. Also get involved in developing further training. There will be an opportunity to attend training also.
Reporting on project progress: Intern will ensure status reports are completed on time and to an appropriate standard. They will maintain key excel documents which track progress.
Active project management: Intern will have the opportunity to support live projects in workshops as part of the wider team. This also includes undertaking lean process reviews as part of a project team.
• Any other tasks that are required to be completed

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take part in project management training potentially leading to a recognised qualification. They will also gain skills in using recognised project management tools and techniques.


The ideal intern will be educated to degree level in a Business Management or IT discipline or equivalent subject requiring strong skills in analysing information and a high level of attention to detail.

An excellent communicator, you should be skilled in both written and oral communications and be confident in dealing with people from all backgrounds and levels of responsibility. You will be enthusiastic, well motivated and possess good interpersonal skills. You will be highly organised and effective at time management. You will be able to demonstrate successful collaborative teamwork and the ability to work on your own, using your own initiative. A confident, self-starter you will have a strong track record of effective planning and meeting deadlines.


Closing date for applications is 15 December 2015, 12noon. 

Interviews will be held 22nd December 2015.

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.