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Reference: 85534

Date Added: 13 August 2022
Closing Date: 2 September 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs & Communications Intern

Working For: Critical Minerals Association

Location: Internet

Salary: £10ph (part-time opportunity available)

Length of Contract: 3 months

Job Details

The Critical Minerals Association (CMA) is looking for a Public Affairs & Communications Intern to support on parliamentary engagement, research, communications and event administration.

The CMA raises awareness of the importance of critical minerals (e.g. lithium, rare earth elements, cobalt etc.) for society, national security and renewable technologies (batteries, electric vehicles, wind turbines etc.). The postholder will need to quickly grasp the critical minerals landscape in order to effectively communicate how developing secure, responsible supply chains of critical minerals is vital for the UK.

The CMA is Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Critical Minerals and the postholder will support activities for this group.

The position will be home based with regular opportunities to attend Parliament for meetings, and events. The ability to travel to London will be required.

The role is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing team.

Essential skills
• High level of attention to detail
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Excellent organisational skills
• Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills
• Demonstrating a desire to be a team player
• Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously, without reducing quality of work
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear way to a wide range of audiences.
• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders
• Ability to quickly grasp complex topics

Desirable skills
• Experience using social media/ design platforms – Linkedin/Twitter/ Canva
• An interest in science/ renewable energy technologies

Role description

• Public affairs
o Research and keep updated on Parliamentary news & provide briefings
o Monitor, and draft summaries of, relevant parliamentary sessions, including select committees and debates in both the Commons and the Lords.
o Write to MPs/ researchers
o Arrange and attend meetings with MPs/ researchers
o Provide meeting summaries and minutes

• Writing
o Write news articles/ features
o Write regular political summaries

• Social Media
o Write social media posts
o Develop a social media strategy

• Events
o Support on event logistics including leading on invitations to MPs

Closing Date: 2 September 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on the 7th September.

Start date will be on the 5th October.

Application Details

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter (2 pages max) to kirsty@criticalmineral.org

Website: http://www.criticalmineral.org

Additional Notes