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Reference: 90186

Date Added: 13 September 2023
Closing Date: 30 September 2023

Job Title: Employed Intern

Working For: Elliot Colburn MP (Carshalton and Wallington)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA guidelines

Length of Contract: Up to six months

Job Details

Elliot Colburn MP is looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working intern to join his busy constituency office in Carshalton. The successful applicant will support Elliot's team in their daily tasks, with a particular focus on casework and responding to constituents' concerns.

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be well organised, and have a very high standard of written work. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start a career working in politics and develop their skills within a fast-paced office.

For the right candidate, we are happy to organise a flexible internship that fits around the successful candidates' studies / part-time work / other commitments. Full-time opportunities are also available.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

• Excellent writing skills and telephone manner;
• Strong organisational and research skills with good attention to detail;
• A positive attitude and willingness to take on a variety of tasks;
• A strong team player but with an ability to use initiative and work independently.

Key responsibilities:

• Draft responses or respond to constituents on any issues raised on behalf of the Member;
• Deal with daily enquiries from members of the public by telephone or in person, taking the appropriate initial action to resolve, document or escalate their concerns or issues;
• Manage some casework, ensuring all cases are logged and updated with any actions taken and outstanding queries are followed up;
• Ensure cases are dealt with in a sensitive and confidential manner;
• Ensure records of contact with constituents are kept with details of each case by adhering to the Data Protection Act principles and respect the confidentiality of data at all times;
• Undertake general administrative tasks;
• Assist with the work of other colleagues as required and communicate appropriately with internal and external contacts;
• Competent use of IT including casework management systems, Microsoft Office package, email and internet to support the above.

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 September 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and appointment may be made before the closing date.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than one page) to andrew.anthony@parliament.uk with "Internship" in the subject line.

Website: http://www.elliotcolburn.co.uk

Additional Notes