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Reference: 76553

Date Added: 20 November 2020
Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Job Title: Employed Intern (full time, flexible working considered)

Working For: Yvette Cooper MP (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)

Location: Constituency office in Castleford / home based as required

Salary: Paid in line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

Yvette Cooper is looking for an intern to support the work of her constituency office. You must be well organised and keen to learn in what can be a busy and high pressured working environment. Role will be based in the Castleford / home based as required by Covid guidance.

This is offered as a 6 month contract.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learning / assisting in drafting responses to constituents
  • Assisting with projects
  • Learning/assisting in appropriate research / data analysis
  • Administrative support
Person specification
  • Confident and keen to learn in busy and high pressure working environment
  • Good organisational skills, ability to meet deadlines
  • Awareness and understanding of current political issues
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Awareness of the need for political sensitivity
  • Good administrative skills and willingness to learn
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding of relationship between Parliament and the constituency

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: 30 November 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Virtual interviews will take place in early December with a start date to be agreed with the successful candidate.

Application Details

Please send a CV and one page letter demonstrating how you meet the job specification and what you would seek to learn during your internship to coopery@parliament.uk before 7pm on the closing date.

Website: http://yvettecooper.com

Additional Notes