The Secretariat Internship is aimed at those from BAME communities who are interested in pursuing a career in working with elected politicians but who either lack the experience to achieve a permanent role or who are looking to cement their experience.
The London Assembly scrutinises the Mayor's activities by questioning the Mayor about his decisions and investigating issues of importance to London. The Secretariat works for the Assembly to support its activities.
The internship will provide a supportive environment to learn and hone your skills, from writing accurate and effective briefings, responding to Assembly Members’ casework and drafting records of formal committee meetings.
No two days are the same and you can often read about work you’ve led on in the media on your way home.
To thrive, you’ll need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage and prioritise your time effectively and a collaborative approach.
We’re looking for candidates with real enthusiasm who can demonstrate an interest in current affairs and who are committed to developing a career in a high-profile political environment.
You must have academic experience up to graduate level or equivalent (including HND and BTEC). Some work experience in relevant roles, sufficient to be able to undertake the programme tasks in this work environment, is desirable but not essential.
There are up to three internships and they will commence in September 2020, for a duration of 9 months. You’ll split your internship between up to three different teams in the Secretariat.
The Secretariat’s BAME internship scheme is a diversity initiative targeted at students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin. These groups are under-represented in GLA’s Secretariat Unit which is why this scheme was created (in accordance with s.158 of the Equality Act 2010).
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. This may include remote working, compressed hours and flexibility on start and end times.
In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave per annum (pro rata) and a career average pension scheme.
Interview date: Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June 2020.
REMOVED- 23/03/20- This role has been removed at the request of the original advertiser.