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Reference: 86467

Date Added: 31 October 2022
Closing Date: 16 December 2022

Job Title: Intern

Working For: Dean Russell MP (Watford)

Location: London

Salary: In accordance with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: 12 months

Job Details

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
Assisting on projects
Assisting with diary management
Assisting/learning how to manage casework
Assisting/learning how to monitor media coverage and brief MP
Attending surgeries and other meetings as part of training
Basic administrative support
Learning how to analyse, evaluate and interpret data
Learning/assisting in appropriate research
Learning/assisting in drafting responses to constituents
Open, handle and action email, post and social media enquiries

Essential Criteria

Ability to work as part of a team and also without supervision
Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritise workload accordingly
An understanding of politics and the role of an MP
A good knowledge of current affairs and policy issues
A highly motivated individual with a positive attitude
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent IT skills with experience using Microsoft Office

Knowledge of the Watford 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: 16 December 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and the successful candidate may be appointed before the closing date.

To start as soon as possible following a successful interview.

Application Details

Applicants should submit a CV (no more than two pages) and cover letter (no more than one page) detailing why they are suitable for this role to dean.russell.mp@parliament.uk

Website: https://www.deanrussell.co.uk/

Additional Notes