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Reference: 61610

Date Added: 11 July 2017
Closing Date: 27 July 2017

Job Title: Apprenticeship

Working For: Andrea Jenkyns MP (Morley and Outwood)

Location: Constituency office, Morley, Leeds

Salary: In line with the current minimum wage rate for an apprentice

Job Details

Location: Constituency office, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds.
Hours: Monday to Friday/40 hours per week. Depending on age this role may include working on the occasional Saturday with time off in lieu.

Details
This 12 month apprenticeship scheme combines ‘on the job’ training, working for Andrea Jenkyns MP in her constituency office, with a formal qualification in Business & Administration.

The successful candidate will work in an office assistant role and will be entitled to two hours study time a week to carry out your study towards a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration qualification.

Main purpose
To play an important support role within the MP’s constituency office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualification. We are looking for a Constituency Apprentice with a keen interest in politics and a can-do attitude.

Roles & responsibilities
 Dealing with all types of correspondence
 Handling telephone enquiries
 Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases in accordance with data protection laws
 Conducting research on a wide range of issues
 Responding to basic constituent queries
 Assisting with casework

Required abilities and experience
 Understand the office’s objectives and targets
 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 the internet including social media
Eligibility Criteria:
 GCSE Maths and English at grade A* - C (GCSE certificates will be required)
 GCSE ICT at A*-C desirable but not necessary

NB – candidates with a degree/level 4 qualification are NOT eligible for this position.

There will be a written exercise issued Friday 28th which is due in by Monday 31st July.

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: 27 July 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on the 2nd August, target start date of the week commencing 14th August.Please inform us if you require any assitance at the interview.

Application Details

Please email a CV and covering letter to alex.lancaster@parliament.uk. 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 MPs about?
 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 Alex Lancaster on 0207 219 5798.

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

Additional Notes