Job Vacancy: Constituency Intern

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking intern to join his busy constituency office in Birmingham on a full time basis for 12 months.

 

 

Reporting to MP and Constituency Office Manager

 

Main purpose of Job: Constituency Intern

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Living Wage

Hours: Full time

 

Main responsibilities for the intern will be:

-          Assist constituency office in providing advice and support to constituents and stakeholders

-          Liaise with external agencies to resolve matters on behalf of constituents and others

-          Dealing with correspondence, telephone enquiries and emails and providing timely responses

-          Undertaking data entry, administration and database management of correspondence

-          Ensuring office records are kept efficiently and are up to date

-          Media monitoring and drafting press releases

-          Stakeholder engagement

-          Help arrange meetings and visits for the MP

-          Accompany the MP to some meetings and visits

-          Undertaking research for parliamentary debates and questions

-          Mailing, photocopying and filing

 

Person specification:

-          Competent user of Microsoft Office package

-          Attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks and manage own workload

-          Experience in campaigning is desirable

-          Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Labour Party

 

Please note there will be some weekend and evening work

 

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info.

 

How to apply:

Candidates should send a letter of application, no longer than one A4 page, stating why they think they are suitable for the role, accompanied by a CV. Applications should be sent by email to steve@stevemccabe.me.uk . Please note applications sent to the MP’s parliamentary email or any other, will not be accepted. 

 

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 24 November 2014.

 

Interviews will take place on 12 December, please ensure you are available to attend on this day before applying.

 

Due to the expected volume of applications it will only be possible to let the successful shortlisted candidates know of the outcome of their application.

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