Category: Vacancies, opportunities and positions

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: https://www.kentunion.co.uk/employability/jobshop/vacancy/2085/ 

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 pat.edwards11@btinternet.com

 

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: townclerk@sevenoakstown.gov.uk

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.

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)independentdiplomat.org.  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.

We are recruiting Student Ambassadors!

The School undertakes many recruitment activities throughout the academic year aimed at prospective students and we are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated students to join the recruitment team.

Ambassador work will include leading sessions at UCAS applicant days and dedicated Politics at Kent days, campus tours and promoting the School to prospective applicants at Open and Applicant Days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all Politics and IR current first and second year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad.

Full details about the role can be found here: Student Ambassador advert

If you would like to apply for the role, please send via email:

A statement of no more than 250 words explaining your motivation and
A CV of no more than two sides outlining your most relevant experience

Please ensure ‘student ambassador application’ is included in the subject of your email and send your completed application to Siobhan Dumphy: S.Dumphy@kent.ac.uk

Opening date: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Closing date: Midday, Thursday 4th May 2017
Interviews expected to take place: Tuesday 9th May 2017, successful candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 5th May.

Find a graduate role, internship or summer scheme with a leading consulting and technology organisation!

Accenture – Graduate and Undergraduate roles
One of the world’s leading consulting and technology organisations is now recruiting! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity that will help you boost your CV and make you more employable. Check out the opportunities Accenture are providing today.

For more information, click here: http://clktr4ck.com/AccentureKent1

EP Rewards for Students Studying Politics and International Relations

You may have seen a few months ago the announcement that the Civil Service Fast Stream are sponsoring the EP Scheme, with the chance for one student to shadow a senior government official (100 points) and for a group to undertake a guided tour of Whitehall!

Since then, the EP team have remained busy trying to get even more rewards for students within the School of Politics and International Relations. We are now delighted to confirm the following three opportunities:

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are offering the chance for one student to shadow their Chief Executive for 2-days. This placement will allow for unprecedented insight into high-level strategic management of the council for only 100 points!

For 150 points, DSTL are providing remote work experience for two students (UK nationals only), which will help shape the way evidence-based decision making is presented to the Ministry of Defence! If you are interested in security, this is not to be missed!

And lastly, we have an amazing paid 12-week internship with Medway Council for 200 points, where one student can work in the Electoral Services team. This internship will provide a student the chance to project manage a new initiative to update the Electoral Register.

If you wish to undertake any of these rewards, please don’t forget you must have enough points by 20th March 2017. Shortly afterwards, students will have the chance to complete an application form for these rewards!

Research Internships with NatCen Social Research!

NatCen Social Research is one of the UK’s leading research organisations carrying out some of the UK’s biggest surveys and key government policy evaluations.

They have at least two intern opportunities for intelligent, enthusiastic and hardworking graduates looking to work in quantitative social research. You must have (or be studying for) a post-graduate qualification in applied social research/social science methods or have studied applied research methods as part of your undergraduate degree.

The role involves working on a wide range of research across different projects. This includes survey work such as questionnaire development, fieldwork management and data analysis. In addition, you will also helping support a large and busy research department, including tasks such as co-ordinating training and development activity, and helping with project management.

They are offering the London living wage of £9.75 per hour. These opportunities are full time (35 hours per week) and for a period of 12 weeks depending on your availability to start as soon as possible.

For full details about this opportunity, or to submit an application, please click here.

The deadline to submit your application is 29th January 2017.

Exclusive SPIR Research Internships!

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to offer three exclusive internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School. These internships are based within Global Europe Centre, Conflict Analysis Research Centre and the Centre for Critical Thought.

These are paid internships (six hours per week at £7.68/hour) and will last until the end of the Summer Term 2017. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during the Spring Vacation.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Claire Tanner (C.Tanner@kent.ac.uk) by 12pm on Monday 30th January 2017. Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 6th February 2017 and all applications will be acknowledged. The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide CV and cover letter advice (www.kent.ac.uk/ces).

For full details of each internship opportunity, please click on the links below:

CTT Internship: research-centre-internship-advert-cct-jan-2017

CARC Internship: research-centre-internship-advert-carc-jan-2017

GEC Internship: research-centre-internship-advert-gec-jan-2017

Teach First Applications are still open – Secure a 2017 and 2018 Graduate job before Christmas!

You may have seen Teach First on campus, they are recruiting students for the 2017 and 2018 Leadership Development Programme (LDP). The LDP combines teacher training and a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with one-to-one coaching, enabling you to develop leadership qualities you can take forward into any career – whether in education, in the City, or beyond.

Teach First  is a world-leading, unique programme and we partner with companies such as Google, Royal Navy, Accenture, PwC, Goldman Sachs and many more to build leaders for life!

Applications are open to final year students, and penultimate year students can apply early for our 2017 and 2018 cohort.

Apply now and submit an application and secure a job before Christmas!

You can watch a short video about the Teach First Leadership Development Programme here and take a look at a case study of one of the thousands of successful individuals who’ve already completed our programme.

Not only that, if you are in your penultimate year of study and have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related A-level you can secure a two week award winning paid internship during Easter and Summer. Find out more information here.

In your first year and need something to add to your CV? Attend a unique one day opportunity to engage with Teach First and start developing the skills and attributes needed to progress to employment after university. Apply here!