We are recruiting for a Research Intern: Urban Community Land

Community Land Scotland is recruiting for a short-term Research Intern. This role is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with an interest in community landownership or urban regeneration to undertake original research and influence future policy and practice.

We expect the work to take 50 days and the intern will receive the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour.

Since 2016, urban communities have been able to use Community Right to Buy and access the Scottish Land Fund. Community Land Scotland is keen that communities in urban areas should be able to realise the same benefits through community landownership. The researcher will research how the benefits of community landownership can be maximised for the social and economic benefit of urban communities.

We expect the research to be a combination of: desk-based research; visits to communities that have or expect to buy land and interviews with those organisations that support them. The intern will have access to Community Land Scotland’s files and to information from Highlands and Islands Enterprise on applications to the Scottish Land Fund from urban areas.

At the end of the project, the intern will produce a written report setting out their findings and will present their findings at a dissemination event.

Applications close at 5pm on the 20th October 2017.

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