Outside the Box is currently recruiting a Communications Intern, in partnership with Inclusion Scotland.
The position is 15 – 20 hours per week, with a wage of £9.30 per hour, based in Glasgow (with home working a possibility once training is complete).
Due to this partnership, this particular vacancy is only open to those with disabilities (including D/deaf people), which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions. Applicants do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless they wish to. However, if they do wish to include this information, it will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it.
The Intern will work closely with the Communications Coordinator to develop and build skills in all types of communication output, specifically in practical skills in WordPress, Canva, Biteable, MailChimp and other commonly used software, as well as best practice use of social media in a professional environment.
Outside the Box often has multiple projects underway at the same time, with new projects starting regularly; as such, the nature of the work could possibly change from week to week. However, there will be a number of regular tasks assigned to the successful candidate throughout their internship, including:
- assisting with all types of digital communication tasks (including, but not limited to: creating and sharing social media posts; creating and sending e-newsletters; writing and posting blog posts; creating and sharing videos; co-ordinating digital output to coincide with awareness campaigns)
- assisting with printed communications (including, but not limited to: designing simple publications such as posters to promote events; carrying out a stock-take of printed publications and setting up a system to monitor stock; finding new ways to disseminate printed publications)
Applicants should have good planning and organisational skills, the ability to problem solve and be creative in finding solutions, good IT skills and the ability to use basic Microsoft Office programmes, and experience of using social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
To be eligible for this internship, applicants must define themselves as disabled as under the Equality Act 2010 which defines disability as: “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. This may include:
- a physical impairment
- a sensory impairment
- a mental health condition
- a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
- learning disability
- any other disability or impairment
- diagnosed as HIV positive, or with cancer, multiple sclerosis or other long term chronic condition
Applicants must also be unemployed or under-employed (meaning that their current employment does not match their skills or required working pattern) and demonstrate a genuine need for the internship opportunity. Further information on eligibility is available in the application pack.
The deadline for applications is 10am on Wednesday 8th January, with interviews likely to be held on Thursday 23rd January.
Information on the internship programme (with British Sign Language (BSL) translations) is available on the Inclusion Scotland website.
If you would like to discuss this vacancy with Outside the Box prior to submitting your application, please contact Rhiannon Davies by email: email@example.com
Inclusion Scotland can also be contacted by phone: 0131 370 6708 (those looking to contact them through contactSCOTLAND-BSL will need this number.)