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Constituency Assistant roles with Labour Party – apply now!

There is an exciting opportunity to assist a new MP set up their office and to keep on top of constituency business! 

Full details of this opportunity can be found on the Jobshop website: 

Duties to include

  • Dealing with standard queries from members of the public
  • Draft responses to constituents
  • Establish a social media presence in the constituency and public surgeries
  • Gathering relevant information to assist with resolving cases
  • Log all cases; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
  • Attend surgeries and other meetings as appropriate
  • Manage and progress a portfolio of casework appropriately
  • Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act

Person Specification

Ability to assess and research issues, write good letters and reports.

Social media skills including facebook, twitter and other media.

Personal skills of empathy, understanding complex issues and ability to listen

Organisational skills, good timekeeping and record keeping

Keep records and information confidentially and in line with data protection regulations

Further details

Salary: £19,641 pro rata

Hours: Hours and Days of Work Part time based on 37 hour week (Mon to Fri)

Interview Date : Wednesday 28th June Canterbury

Please send CV to


Free journalism course with Study Plus!

Study Plus and the Centre for Journalism at Medway are running a free journalism course from 12-16 June. If you’ve ever thought of a career in journalism, this is your chance to find out if it’s for you.

The course offers an intensive immersion in the basic principles and practices of journalism in the multimedia age. During five days of teaching, you will learn what professional journalists do and how they do it. You will experience the pressure and pleasure of making real journalism to real deadlines under professional leadership.

The course is taught at the Centre for Journalism on the Medway campus, but is open to all Kent students. You can catch the free shuttle bus from Canterbury campus to Medway (you need to book this online):

For more information on the course, please see the Study Plus website:

To sign up, go to SDS>Workshops> Study Plus and choose KE044: Journalism

Sevenoaks Town Council internship!

Sevenoaks Town Council also has ambitious plans for new projects including bus services, £3m new conference and community centre and taking over a railway station building.

The Town Council wants to research the economic and social impact of its projects on the local community. The internship will include the opportunity to conduct research and present results.

The internship will last between 8-12 weeks during the summer period, and it will be based at the Sevenoaks Town Council Offices, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks. The intern will need to be able to travel to Sevenoaks for the duration of the internship. This is a paid opportunity of £8.25 per hour.

Please complete the attached Sevenoaks application form and submit your completed application to Linda Larter, Chief Executive by 9th June 2017. Email:

Kent-Teach Twitter chat ‘Why become a Teacher’

Kent-Teach Twitter Chat “Why Become a Teacher”
Wednesday 31st May at midday  

Are you interested in teaching? Are you looking to study a PGCE? Join Kent-Teach Twitter Chat on Wednesday 31st May which will give you the opportunity to ask a panel of teachers, Headteachers and HR Professionals to answer your queries and give you as much information as possible about teaching.

To participate all you need is a Twitter account, here’s how to join:

1) Sign in to Twitter

2) Follow @KentSchoolJobs (if you haven’t followed us already)

3) Tweet your question and ensure you include #KTChat

4) Feel free to follow and reply to posts during the chat by simply selecting “Reply” to the comment you wish to reply to followed by your tweet.

You can start sending us your questions so they can be answered during the session. Please email your questions to

Full details can be found here


Calling all final year students: Teacher of Government and Politics (with History) role – apply now!

Teacher of Government and Politics (with History) – vacancy 

An exciting opportunity has come up at Oundle School, a leading co – ed boarding School in Northamptonshire, for a Politics graduate. They are recruiting for a Teacher of Government and Politics (with History) for next academic year.

The teacher is required to carry out the general professional duties of a school teacher under the reasonable direction of the Head and to perform such particular duties that from time to time may reasonably be assigned him/her by the Head. The post holder will teach 52 periods per fortnight throughout the School, principally of Government & Politics to the Sixth Form, but with an allocation of History lessons.

The post holder will be a dynamic and committed classroom teacher who is not only a highly competent teacher but who is also able to contribute his/her own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the department, and participate in and contribute to the life of the school as a whole.

Application closing date: Thursday 18th May (9am)

Interview date: Thursday 25th May

Please click here 70305 JD Govt Politics Teacher March 2017 for the full job description and for details on how to apply.

PO675 Internship module: Student reflection

Alexandre El-Habr, a Politics and IR student, undertook an internship at EIMAI, an NGO, as part of the Internship module. Alexandre reflects upon his experience both a EIMAI and on the module.

“The PO675 Module is the best module a student can take in order to prepare him or herself for the work environment. Not only must you actively seek and get selected for an internship in order to take this module, but there are also various assessments within the module that assess the skills you learned, such as a 15 min presentation. I personally gained great public speaking skills, and more importantly learned how to pitch my experience in a way that highlights the skills I acquired, and why I am ready for the work environment; which is something that will be required of me in every job I apply for in the future. I strongly recommend students to take this module.
This summer, I interned at a Greek-American NGO called EIMAI. Its main focus is to promote ethical youth leadership, in order to make the political arena fairer, thus making the world a better place. It is important to note, that my expectations for this internship were completely met as I had previously worked with the organization and I relatively knew what I was going to do. During this internship, my research/critical skills, analytical skills, and public speaking skills improved through various tasks I was assigned. These tasks included researching theories on ethical leadership, Formulating a question for an article on the importance of peace education and ethical leadership development of youth as a solution to social, political and economical crisis in Greece which I co-authored. Lastly, another one of my tasks was pitching our goals to embassies in order to receive sponsorship for projects.
I believe that this opportunity given to me by EIMAI will greatly benefit me in the future, as it not only improved my analytical and research skills that were already acquired in university, but more importantly, helped me transition those skills into a work environment and act as a team player for the organization which increased my interpersonal skills.”

Careers and Employability: Summer Sessions; CV’s, interviews and using your summer wisely!

Are you applying for a graduate or part-time job and you need to update or re-design your CV? 

Are you a first or second year student wondering how best to make use of your summer, in order to develop your graduate profile?

Or have you secured an interview but would like to develop your interview technique?

The Careers and Employability Service will be running a series of sessions over the summer term focusing on these areas, plus workshops on the graduate recruitment cycle, Postgraduate support and what to do after your exams! Search for the opportunities here to book on!

Complete the Kent Global Passport today and you could win a £100 voucher!

What is the KGP?

The Kent Global Passport (KGP) is a free online app which has been designed to help you to highlight your international skills and experience. The aim is to help you make the most of internationally-relevant activity in your daily life. The KGP understands that your international skills and experiences are developed through mixing in our international community. It isn’t always about time spent in other countries.

If you would like to find out more about the KGP, please see the attached powerpoint presentation: Kent Global Passport-CES

How do I complete the KGP?

The KGP in provided through Myfolio. To find the KGP, first log in to Myfolio using your normal log in details and then go to the following link: You’ll need to be logged in before it will work.

By completing the Kent Global Passport you can earn employability points and the chance to win one of three vouchers for £100. To gain your employability points, complete the Kent Global Passport and save it as a PDF. When you have done this send the PDF file to: The deadline is 30 April 2017.

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant opportunity

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant, London

Independent Diplomat (ID) is looking for 3 volunteers to support its summer fundraising drive as Fundraising Assistants.  The position is available as soon as possible, ideally for a period of three months.

ID was founded in 2004 as the world’s first diplomatic advisory group by Carne Ross. Over ten years later, ID remains the only non-profit organization that provides high-quality, confidential diplomatic advice and assistance to democratic governments and political groups that are marginalised or unable to participate effectively in the diplomatic processes that most affect them. ID’s work in human rights, transitional justice, and conflict prevention continues to address this diplomatic deficit.

The position:

This position would be ideal for an individual looking to gain relevant experience in fundraising on behalf of a unique organisation dedicated to helping marginalised peoples access the closed world of diplomacy. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, passionate about international affairs, and able to quickly synthesize complex information from a variety of sources.

As this position is unpaid it may be most suitable for university students who will be staying in London during the summer break. We are flexible as to the start date of the position, in order to work around final hand-in dates.

During the position you will receive training in non-profit fundraising, from large-scale grant finding to small boutique foundation research. After the end of the three-month period, ID would be happy to provide references for the quality of your work whilst with the organisation.

Application procedure

Please send (i) a CV (maximum two pages); (ii) a separate cover letter (maximum one page); to: london3(at)  Please include the words ‘London Fundraising Assistant – Summer 2017’ in the email subject line.

Applications close at 5:00pm (BST) on Friday April 21st, however we will monitor applications on a rolling basis and may appoint positions before the end of this period.

Doing unpaid work-experience? Check out the B:KEW Bursary!

If you have secured some unpaid work experience you could be entitled to the B-KEW bursary. This bursary will contribute towards out-of-pocket travel expenses.
Full details can be found on the Careers and Employability Service webpage.