Sector Development Strategy Internship – Essex County Council

Chelmsford
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Job Description

Sector Development Strategy Internship – Essex County Council

Pay rate: £10.23ph
Location: Remote working for Essex County Council 
Hours: Full time
Term: 8 weeks
Start date: ASAP

The role


To support the Sector Development Team with areas of their work.  The team is responsible for the production of a new Sector Development Strategy which will identify areas for future economic growth for the County, including green sector growth.  This role will support the Net Zero Innovation Network (NZIN) which aids delivery of innovative new projects and in turn, help us reach our Climate Action goals.  Duties include: 
  • Collating information on potential funding streams for business to help them to thrive and be greener
  • Transforming funding information into distributable format for the NZIN and businesses within Essex
  • Supporting information assimilation and presentation for the sector development strategy.
  • Assist in producing written narrative for the NZIN newsletter with theme leads, facilitators and comms colleagues to over 50 organisations.
     
The intern will benefit from working within the authority and will be part of an innovative and forward-thinking team.  This is an exciting role, highlighting potential within the county.  The intern will benefit from home working, however, will be supported by the team within mentorship from theme leads. 

Person spec
  • Graduated or is currently studying towards a relevant degree 
  • Knowledge of UK Government working systems, especially with regard to R&D, business and Clean Energy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an exceptional command of the English language
  • Proficient at data assembly and analysis
  • Experience undertaking desk-based research
  • Proficient Microsoft office user including PowerPoint and MS Teams
  • Confidence working independently 
  • Confident communicator able to converse with all levels of a business and its partners to present ideas in a persuasive manner
  • Self-starter able to work autonomously with initiative
  • Organised and efficient at prioritising own workload

To apply:  Please click the ‘apply’ button below ensuring you attach an up to date CV and short explanation as to why you are right for the role.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only respond to successful candidates.

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