The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
Location: Westminster (London)
Salary: London Living Wage (£8. 55p/h) 32 hours per week
This 12 month apprenticeship scheme combines ‘on the job’ training, working for Sadiq Khan MP in his parliamentary office, with a formal qualification in Business & Administration.
Successful candidates will work in an Apprentice Caseworker role. Once a fortnight you will take part in workshops and carry out your study towards an NVQ Level 3 Business & Administration qualification.
To play an important support role within a parliamentary office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualifications. We are looking for an apprentice with a keen interest in politics. The successful candidate will display a can-do attitude.
Roles & responsibilities:
Answering telephone calls and dealing with routine enquiries
Responding to basic constituent queries
Opening and distributing mail
Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases
General administrative duties including typing, filing, emailing and photocopying
Conducting research on a wide range of issues
Assisting with the preparation of briefings and press releases
Maintaining press/media databases
Additional projects as required
Assisting with campaigns
Required abilities and experience:
Understand the office’s objectives and targets
Understand the values of the Labour Party
Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task
Excellent attention to detail, spelling and grammar with a high level of accuracy
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Must have strong initiative and excellent organisational skills
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and internet
Candidates must be aged 16-24
GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C (GCSE certificates will be required)
Previous experience in an administrator role is desirable but not necessary
GCSE ICT at A*-C desirable but not necessary
NB – candidates with a degree/level 4 qualification are NOT eligible for this position.
Friday 20th September
Interviews will take place in the week beginning 30th September.
How to apply:
Email CV and covering letter to Simon Bunney at email@example.com. In your covering letter please answer the following questions:
In your covering letter please answer the following questions:
What are your strengths? (eg Team working, organising etc)
Why are you a good addition to an MP’s office?
What sort of issues do you think people write into their MP’s about?
Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview? (eg do you need a signer, information in Braille etc)
What are your interests and achievements?
What interests you about working for an MP? (maximum 250 words)
What are your future career aspirations? (maximum 250 words)
If you have any questions about the role please contact Simon Bunney on 020 7845 5835.