This is a significant opportunity to be gain hands-on experience of research within the heart of government while contributing to a £200 million programme aimed at alleviating poverty by closing the digital divide.
You will be working within the Connecting Scotland research and evaluation team in one or more of the following areas:
- Analysis of existing survey and interview datasets to understand citizens experience of digital exclusion and the effectiveness of the Connecting Scotland Programme.
- Codesign with end-users of future Connecting Scotland services.
- ‘Mini-projects’ to understand specific facets of digital exclusion or specific experiences of receiving Connecting Scotland’s services.
The research will touch on citizen’s lived experience of digital exclusion and the social, economic and personal factors involved.
You will be able to engage with different research disciplines and policy areas within the Scottish Government opening up numerous opportunities for professional development, including working with social scientists in the Communities and Analytics Division (CAD) and with user researchers and service designers in the Office of the Chief Designer.