Summer Intern – Attracting & Retaining Business Investment Project

Southampton, Hampshire
£8.45 per hour
06 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Full Time

As an intern, you will be in a learning role that is structured to provide you with essential hands-on experience delivering a specific project for the council. You will be working alongside experienced colleagues who will supervise your development and you will have a dedicated mentor to provide you with support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

The team have developed and manage an online database of commercial property that is being marketed by commercial property agents across the whole of South Hampshire and the IOW. The database acts as a resource to the team and others in servicing enquiries from businesses seeking new commercial property in the area. It also provides a self-service resource for enquirers. This, in turn, contributes to the generation of jobs and prosperity in the city region.

The intern would also support the data analysis and quality auditing of information connected with the Solent Jobs Programme, a programme supporting long-term unemployed people back into work.

We have developed and implement social media campaigns aligned with the key objectives of the team. We operate via our website (, Twitter and Instagram (@InvestSoton).

Film forms an integral part of our offer integrated within the social media campaigns. We now want to mount a social media campaign that promotes the commercial property database and individual properties held within it.


  • Report to the Economic Development Officer
  • Report on the Solent Jobs Programme
  • Provide help with quality audits and data validation
  • Monitor the quality and claims process
  • Support the evaluation of the programme
  • Use the online database and reporting tools
  • Assist with PR and media communication concerning the Programme
  • Engagement with a range of key stakeholders to building an understanding of the key audience from discussion with existing staff
  • Understanding the role of the property database
  • Identifying key organisations and people who will be active in the campaign
  • Researching and developing the campaign
  • Implementing and evaluating the campaign, writing reports
  • Organise and attend meetings
  • Report for duty on time at work and college as detailed by the employer and college
  • Complete daily/weekly attendance records.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as required
  • Team member – Strategy Hub, Integrated Commissioning Unit Team

Financial Management

  • Comply with Council’s financial policies and requirements
  • Identify and propose opportunities for cost savings or cost recovery

Customer Relationship

  • Deliver services in accordance with agreed service standards
  • Monitor and act upon customer feedback to meet or exceed customer satisfaction

Operational Effectiveness and Compliance

  • Carry out the role in accordance with HR policies and practice
  • Undertake continuous improvement to improve the effectiveness of activity and services
  • Comply with all Council Policies in relation to Health and Safety and Information Governance
  • Escalate risks and issues which may impact any aspect of performance or the Council’s reputation

Organisational Capability and Growth

  • Participate in team talks and briefings
  • Carry out tasks in accordance with the Council’s performance management approach
  • Take personal responsibility for personal development including any Continuous Professional Development

About You

  • Ability to understand the needs of the city’s diverse and changing population
  • Ability to implement the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job
  • Must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Be familiar with the Council's Health and Safety Policy
  • Be aware of and observe any part of the policy related specifically to the duties and responsibilities of the post
  • Be familiar with the Council's Information Governance policies
  • Be able to apply the principles of Data Protection to their role and duties to ensure that Council and client data is collected, held and managed appropriately
  • Able to carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with all relevant Council and professional codes of practice


  • Weekly supervision would be provided either by the PSW, or one of her Advanced Practitioners
  • Induction activity to orientate you to the work of the QA Unit, the wider service and other key partners (Children’s Participation Team)
  • Induction includes all relevant health and safety, DBS, information governance components
  • Research in Practice registration- an evidence-based practice site, to which the service subscribes
  • Training and briefings (Local Safeguarding Children’s Board workshops, Pulse etc.)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: 12 weeks

Interviews: May 2018

Start date: June/July

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