Schools, Learning and Education Forward Planning Intern with Stirling Council

Location: Stirling
£8.00 per hour
Part-Time, minimum of 22 hours p/wk for 12 months
Immediate Start
Closing date: 25 January 2019, 12 noon


About the Company

Stirling Council's area lies at the very heart of Scotland. It covers 220,000 hectares from Tyndrum and Crianlarich in the southern highlands to the villages of Killearn and Strathblane in the south-west and the former mining villages of Plean, Fallin and Cowie in the east. The 83,000 population splits 50:50 urban to rural, with the urban population centring around Stirling, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.

With 40 primary schools and 7 secondary schools, Stirling Council’s Learning and Education Business Team provides their community with the information and additional support required to ensure their children can achieve as much as possible.

Learn more about their services on their website here


The Role

Working within the Schools, Learning and Education Business Team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks, and to interact and gain experience with different teams and colleagues across the Council.

As part of the team, your main tasks will be to:

• Update and analyse the pupil projection model for effective forward planning and management of the school estate
• Extract information from large datasets
• To provide project administration support as required
• Support the team with any other tasks that are required to be completed



Stirling Council is looking for an enthusiastic intern with an analytical mind. It is essential that you are organised and able to work to deadlines, are proactive and able to use your initiative. You will be professional and discrete in dealing with confidential and sometimes sensitive/personal information.

The following skills are also required to be successful in this role:

• Proficient at manipulating Excel spreadsheets and confident in extracting information from large datasets
• A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) is required.
• A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and take initiative
• Have excellent organisational skills with good attention to detail
• Comfortable prioritising own work and meeting strict deadlines
• Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral
A current valid driving license would be advantageous but not essential.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity



Closing date for applications is 25 January 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.