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Reference: 86694

Date Added: 15 November 2022
Closing Date: 28 November 2022

Job Title: Constituency Intern

Working For: Abena Oppong-Asare MP (Erith and Thamesmead)

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (£11.95ph) Full Time

Length of Contract: 4 months

Job Details

Abena Oppong-Asare MP is looking for an enthusiastic, organised and hard-working person to join her office for a Constituency Intern position (Full-Time, beginning on as soon as possible).

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to familiarise themselves with work in an MP’s office. As a fixed-term position, this role is suited for those considering politics as a career path, and have a proven interest in housing, immigration and asylum or social security issues.

This role will be based in Abena’s constituency office in Erith and Thamesmead, with occasional working in Parliament.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Assisting constituency casework
• Assisting in policy responses to constituents
• Assisting with projects
• Learning/assisting in appropriate research/data analysis
• Assist with arrangements for events; this may include: venue research and bookings; compiling and managing guest-lists; liaising with suppliers; and providing on-the-day event support as required
• Basic administrative support including staffing reception desk
• Ensuring professional records are kept adhering to GDPR requirements and respecting confidentiality at all times.

Person specification

• A good knowledge of current affairs and policy issues
• Motivated, willing to learn new skills and take on new challenges
• Very good verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to engage with a broad range of people at all levels of seniority
• Experience of using Microsoft Office
• An ability to engage with the public in an understanding and compassionate manner
• An ability to work swiftly and independently, with a keen eye for detail
• A commitment to the aims and values of the Labour Party
• A knowledge of the Erith and Thamesmead constituency is desirable

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: 28 November 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Friday 2 December in person. A simple writing task will be followed by a short interview.

Application Details

Please send your CV (no more than 2 sides) including contact details of two referees alongside a one-page covering letter outlining how you meet the personal specification & your suitability for the role to abena.oppongasare.mp@parliament.uk with the subject line: "Intern Application".

Additional note
Due to an anticipated high level of applications, only those shortlisted for interview will receive feedback.

Website: https://www.abenaoppongasare.com/

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