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Reference: 90889

Date Added: 18 November 2023
Closing Date: 8 December 2023

Job Title: Intern

Working For: Matt Vickers MP (Stockton South)

Location: Stockton South

Salary: In Line with IPSA Pay Scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Matt Vickers, Member of Parliament for Stockton South, is seeking to employ a Parliamentary Intern. The successful applicant will be based in the constituency and will join a close-knit group of staff based across Westminster and Stockton South. The position will be paid in accordance with IPSA guidelines.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and have the potential to develop strong planning and organisational abilities, awareness of or proficiency in the use of social media, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

The position would suit someone looking to develop a career in politics.

Responsibilities include:

• Assisting/learning how to manage casework;
• Basic administrative support;
• Analysing, evaluating and interpreting data;
• Assisting in appropriate research;
• Assisting in drafting responses to constituents;
• Handling mail, emails and phone calls from constituents;
• Helping the Parliamentary Assistant with the running of the Westminster Office.

A successful candidate would have the following desirable skills:

• Computer literacy, especially with the Office 365 suite;
• Basic comprehension of Politics;
• Highly Organised, with good record keeping and appropriate confidentiality,
• Excellent communication and attention to detail;
• Happy to work outside normal working hours;
• Ability to learn and take on information quickly;
• Willing to occasionally travel to and work in the constituency;

Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office. See Members’ Staff Security Clearance page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 8 December 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews may be held prior to the closing date, so please apply early to avoid dissapointment.

Application Details

All applicants should send their CV with a short cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the role to Niall Innes by email: niall.innes@parliament.uk

Please direct any enquiries regarding this position to Niall by email or by calling 01642 956526.

Website: https://members.parliament.uk/member/4844/contact

Additional Notes