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Jubilee Scotland will be running a campaign against Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

January 2022 - June 2023. The student will take part in this campaign and learn how a

advocacy organisation operates and what goes into the process of influencing policy.

PPPs have saddled the Scottish public sector with debt, poor service, lack of accountability,

and unsafe buildings. Our campaign will develop a feasible alternative to PPPs, secure

political and public support for this alternative and introduce a Members Bill which puts an

end to the use of PPPs in Scotland.

Jubilee Scotland has successfully completed Stage 1 of the Scotland against PPPs

campaign. In this stage, we worked with stakeholders and politicians to expose the extent of

the PPP problem in Scotland and published the report Rethinking Private Financing of

Scottish Public Projects. Read the report and learn more about the campaign here:

https://www.jubileescotland.org.uk/campaigns/exposing-private-financing-in-scotland/

In January 2022 we will begin stage 2 of the campaign. The focus will be on:

  • Building a broad coalition of experts on the PPP issue
  • Developing a detailed policy paper which outlines an innovative alternative to PPPs
  • Securing cross-party support for ending PPPs at the Scottish Parliament
  • Building public support for our messages and policy ideas
  • introducing a Members Bill which targets PPPs in the most relevant way

Key tasks for the placement student:

  • Contribute to the coalition building

o Contacting allies who worked with Jubilee Scotland in stage 1 of the campaign

o Assist with hosting meetings of the coalition

  • Policy development

o Help identify areas where new policy can be developed to target PPPs

o Assist with the development of relevant policy papers

  • Political engagement

o Help initiate the political engagement on the issue by contacting MSPs

o Take part in working with the Non-Government Bills Unit of the Scottish

Parliament who will help preparing accompanying documents to the bill

Terms and Conditions

  • This placement should be an integral part of the students MSc degree. While we

cannot provide any form of remuneration, we are committed to making this a relevant

and interesting learning experience.

  • Working hours will be Monday - Thursday. On Fridays the student will be free to work

on their internship report / mandatory work to be submitted to the University.

  • We expect the placement to take place from January/February 2022 to June/July. We

are flexible about dates.

  • While we have an office is in Edinburgh Scotland, we are currently working from home

due to the COVID situation. However, we may be back in the office in 2022. Our office

is in the Augustine United Church on George IV bridge. While the church itself is

wheelchair accessible our office in the church tower is sadly not.

  • We are happy to consider applications from students who cannot relocate to Scotland

for the internship, and/or who prefer to work from home (wherever that may be).

This is a placement opportunity for students who undertake work experiences as part of their

MSc degree.

About us

Jubilee Scotland wants to see millions of people lift themselves out of poverty as more

governments in developing countries stop paying back unjust and unpayable debts and invest

more in citizen-determined needs, such as health, education and livelihoods. Read more about

us at: www.jubileescotland.org.uk/.

About the placement

Jubilee Scotland will be running a campaign against Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

January 2022 - June 2023. The student will take part in this campaign and learn how a

advocacy organisation operates and what goes into the process of influencing policy.

PPPs have saddled the Scottish public sector with debt, poor service, lack of accountability,

and unsafe buildings. Our campaign will develop a feasible alternative to PPPs, secure

political and public support for this alternative and introduce a Members Bill which puts an

end to the use of PPPs in Scotland.

Jubilee Scotland has successfully completed Stage 1 of the Scotland against PPPs

campaign. In this stage, we worked with stakeholders and politicians to expose the extent of

the PPP problem in Scotland and published the report Rethinking Private Financing of

Scottish Public Projects. Read the report and learn more about the campaign here:

https://www.jubileescotland.org.uk/campaigns/exposing-private-financing-in-scotland/

In January 2022 we will begin stage 2 of the campaign. The focus will be on:

  • Building a broad coalition of experts on the PPP issue
  • Developing a detailed policy paper which outlines an innovative alternative to PPPs
  • Securing cross-party support for ending PPPs at the Scottish Parliament
  • Building public support for our messages and policy ideas
  • introducing a Members Bill which targets PPPs in the most relevant way

Key tasks for the placement student:

  • Contribute to the coalition building

o Contacting allies who worked with Jubilee Scotland in stage 1 of the campaign

o Assist with hosting meetings of the coalition

  • Policy development

o Help identify areas where new policy can be developed to target PPPs

o Assist with the development of relevant policy papers

  • Political engagement

o Help initiate the political engagement on the issue by contacting MSPs

o Take part in working with the Non-Government Bills Unit of the Scottish

Parliament who will help preparing accompanying documents to the bill

Terms and Conditions

  • This placement should be an integral part of the students MSc degree. While we

cannot provide any form of remuneration, we are committed to making this a relevant

and interesting learning experience.

  • Working hours will be Monday - Thursday. On Fridays the student will be free to work

on their internship report / mandatory work to be submitted to the University.

  • We expect the placement to take place from January/February 2022 to June/July. We

are flexible about dates.

  • While we have an office is in Edinburgh Scotland, we are currently working from home

due to the COVID situation. However, we may be back in the office in 2022. Our office

is in the Augustine United Church on George IV bridge. While the church itself is

wheelchair accessible our office in the church tower is sadly not.

  • We are happy to consider applications from students who cannot relocate to Scotland

for the internship, and/or who prefer to work from home (wherever that may be).

About you

We understand that you might not have a lot of work experience to draw from. What is needed

is a passionate desire to learn more about the debt justice crisis and PPPs.

Qualifications

  • Currently studying for your MSc in an area related to the work of Jubilee Scotland,

such as Political Science; Social Anthropology; Communication; International Studies;

Development; Political Economy

Experience

Please highlight in your application if you have experience with any of the following:

  • Campaigning, creating events and lobbying
  • Collecting data and writing reports
  • Producing content for social media
  • Applying for funding

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work independently under appropriate supervision
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A flexible approach to working

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