Date Added: 11 July 2017
: 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Please email a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.