CHAS together with Inclusion Scotland, are delighted to be offering an exciting internship opportunity for a motivated and passionate disabled person (including D/deaf) to undertake project-related work regarding CHAS’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This role will involve working across a range of communications and research activities. The successful applicant would be expected to work flexibly an average of 16 hours per week (420 hours in total), the equivalent of 24 weeks part-time.
This role will work across a range of communications and research activities including, but not limited to:
• Creating content for the CHAS EDI newsletter
• A communications plan for national equality and faith days
• Protected characteristics awareness packs for managers
• Advice for supporters in making fundraising events accessible and inclusive
The successful applicant will also sit on the EDI Committee for the duration of their internship and will be encouraged to get involved with any other projects that interest them.
Main duties and tasks:
• Help to create a quarterly newsletter for CHAS staff and volunteers – this includes writing a spotlight column based on their own experiences
• Writing copy for a blogpost to be published on the CHAS website
• Research projects on how best CHAS can create the most culturally inclusive environment throughout all of its services
• Researching, or using lived experience, to create awareness packages with essential information on different protected characteristics. These packs will be used by managers to enable them to best support their staff and volunteers
• Working with the communications team to create a comprehensive internal and external communications plan for national equality and faith days. This includes the writing of some of these communications
• Working with the fundraising team to review, evaluate and improve future fundraising events to ensure they are accessible and inclusive
• Research and review best practice approaches in the charity sector in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Any lived experiece and/or knowledge about EDI would be welcomed.
Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS you will assist in delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy through project-related work. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of values-driven professionals, passionate about inspiring people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families. We’re looking for someone who is organized and who can work well in a team, as well as independently. You’ll also be creative and enjoy taking on new challenges.
Essential skills and experience:
While no specific formal educational qualifications are required, a good standard of English and Numeracy is essential.
1. An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and the barriers people may face in accessing services, or a willingness to learn about this
2. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail when working on projects both independently and as a team
3. An ability to carry out basic research, for example, searching for relevant, and identifying, legitimate sources of information on the internet
4. An ability to manage your time and workload, with appropriate support
5. Basic IT Skills, for example, an ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Competence in using Canva is desirable but not essential – training in this will be given
6. An ability to copy write for external and internal media channels using tone of voice guidelines
7. Being able to work well in a team, liaising with cross-departmental colleagues, and also individually
8. Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals (This is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status)
9. Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it)
Further information about the role can be found in the attached job description.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity prior to submitting your application, please contact Charlie Leavy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07484 908 171.
Completed applications must be submitted by 10:00am on Monday 8 February 2021, by email to Alex Wilson at email@example.com.
Completed applications must be submitted by10:00am on Monday 8 February 2021, by email to Alex Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org.
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