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Reference: 41601

Date Added: 12 August 2013
Closing Date: 6 September 2013

Job Title: Parliamentary Intern

Working For: Diane Abbott MP (Hackney North and Stoke Newington)

Location: London

Salary: £8.55 per hour (full-time position, fixed term for three months)

Job Details

Diane Abbott MP is looking for a hard-working, organised and politically aware intern to assist with media and communications work at her Westminster office.

Job Specification:

The successful candidate will be required to assist Diane’s personal assistant by:
• Helping maintain Diane’s website
• Helping with all online activity
• Drafting and circulating newsletters
• Monitoring the media
• Answering the telephone and responding to basic queries from constituents, journalists and other stakeholders
• Completing any other administrative tasks that may be necessary as part of the job

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience of media and communications
• Good knowledge of Facebook and Twitter
• A strong academic background with first class research and writing skills
• The ability to digest and summarise information quickly and accurately
• Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet tight deadlines
• Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well as part of a team
• Sympathy with the aims and values of the Labour party

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. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 6 September 2013

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please send CV and covering letter to priya.prabha@parliament.uk.  If you require more details please contact Priya on 0207 219 4426.

Website: http://www.dianeabbott.org.uk

Additional Notes