Your internship would be within the Tax Strategy and Coordination Unit. We are a policy unit which is part of the Scottish Exchequer, a new branch of the Scottish Government.
You would be joining a team which is developing a more systematic and structured cycle of engagement on tax policy, and is responsible for proactive communications relating to Scottish devolved tax powers.
As part of our engagement programme for this year we intend to run a public consultation exercise to seek stakeholder views on tax priorities for both the next Scottish Budget and the new Scottish Parliamentary term. You would lead on the analysis of consultation responses. This will involve the development of an analytical framework, an analysis of responses, and drafting an analysis report. Throughout this project you will work with a range of policy teams and lead on the publication of this report. There will also be an opportunity to work on the plans for developing a communications plan to promote the consultation to encourage responses from organisations and the public, and to communicate the findings of the analysis report.
There will also be the opportunity to support colleagues within the team to ensure that broader communications and stakeholder engagement activity relating to fiscal events such as the Scottish Budget is well planned, coordinated and meets the strategic objectives of Scottish Ministers.