Social Justice and Inclusion Graduate Intern

  • Part time or Internship
  • Sessional
  • Dalkeith - combination of home and office-based
  • Closing 23rd June 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd June 2021
  • £9.50 per hour, 30 hours per week. Fixed term until 31 March 2022


To support cross-sector networks addressing financial inclusion and other policy areas in Midlothian.

Learning Outcomes of the Internship

This role will provide the intern with:

  • Experience in working in key areas of social justice and inclusion policy in Scotland;
  • Experience of working in partnership with a variety of third sector and public sector partners;
  • Understanding how public services are shaped and delivered at local level;
  • One to one job coaching and supervision will be provided throughout the internship;
  • 3 hours per week to undertake CPD through training and/or volunteering.

Main Tasks


  • Coordinate activity around financial inclusion in Midlothian through supporting meetings of:
    • Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network
    • Midlothian Digital Steering Group
    • Midlothian Food and Health Alliance
  • To provide administrative support to other thematic third sector networks in Midlothian, such as the Third Sector Forum and Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian;
  • Support statutory agencies, national campaigns, and others to link with Midlothian financial inclusion organisations through offering guest speaker slots at Network meetings.
  • Contribute to community-based events led by partners;
  • Contribute to community planning activity such as the Midlothian Child Poverty group;


  • Ensure the sector has easy access to financial inclusion issues by using the MFIN website and social media to highlight welfare reforms and other Government changes as they come into effect, including a weekly bulletin of relevant news;
  • Enhance knowledge in the sector on financial inclusion issues by offer tailor made training in partnership with CPAG or other suitable provider to ensure organisations are aware of changes brought about by welfare reform;
  • Promote MFIN members, including maintaining an online directory of organisations who deal with poverty and financial inclusion and maintaining a social media presence;
  • To research and disseminate up to date policy briefings for the third sector and partners on areas such as financial inclusion, employability, poverty, sustainable economic development and wider social justice issues in Scotland;
  • Other related tasks, as required.

To find out more abut the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

Application notes

Closing date: 23rd June 2021

Interviews: 14th July 2021

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