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


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!


Free next Tuesday? Teach First will be hosting an Employer presentation with an exciting speaker lined up!

Teach First will be coming to Kent to give an Employer presentation on Tuesday 1st November 2016, KLT6 at 18.00 – 20.00. There will be a special guest speaker who will be speaking about Leadership!

Teach First is now ranked the 3rd  Graduate Employer in the Times Top 100.

The Employer Presentation is your chance to find out about our world-class Leadership Development Programme (LDP), a two-year graduate opportunity combining global best practice in leadership development and teacher training. Join to hear first-hand what it is like to do the LDP, and learn more about our opportunities for undergraduates, too.

There will also be an amazing speaker who will be speaking about Leadership within the workplace!

Drinks and nibbles will be available afterwards, with the opportunity to speak to members of our graduate recruitment team, our platinum partners and to individuals who have already completed the Leadership Development Programme.

Still a few places left, so sign up now here and share with friends on campus.

Canterbury City Council – Trainee Strategy and Democracy Officer

Canterbury City Council are offering a fantastic new role as a Trainee Strategy and Democracy Officer! This role represents an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate interested in public policy issues or a person with relevent experience to join the strategy and democracy division, working at the heart of the organisation.

Main Duties

To provide support to Strategy and Democratic Services in the development of strategies, corporate frameworks and processes plus support and administer meetings and committees.

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to learn and develop an understanding of the council’s policies, strategies and plans.
  • An understanding of consultation and community engagement practices.
  • An understanding of local government decision making.
  • An understanding of key local government legislation.
  • Research and data analysis skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate complex information both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong ICT skills.
  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent experience.
  • The post holder will be required to work evenings to attend meetings.

Closing Date: Monday 27 June 2016

Interview Date: Thursday 14 July 2016

For further details and to apply, please visit:

Find your next job through the vacancy database!

The Careers and Employability Service works with students throughout their time at University to help them make decisions affecting their future career, to find opportunities for employment or further study and to apply for these opportunities.

Vacancies advertised include graduate jobs, sandwich placements and vacation work/internships, which are entered on the Vacancy database which offers:

  • Continuous updating of vacancies
  • A personalised search facility
  • Email alerts of new vacancies which may interest you

Employers notifying vacancies are often specifically targeting Kent graduates, so competition for jobs is lower than on other vacancy sites.

If you register, you will be able to:

  • Create and save job searches on any of the above criteria
  • Be alerted by email of new vacancies matching your saved job searches
  • Search the careers events calendar and maintain your careers diary


Microsoft on campus

Thursday 10th December, KLT5, 1-2pm

Jump start your career with us at Microsoft UK! We host various internship and graduate roles on Business, Sales, Tech and gaming streams all of which are open to any degree discipline. Our student programs have been listed in the top 10 undergraduate job placements in 2015, where during your time with us, you will be able to create real business and companywide impact. Have the chance to collaborate with the brightest and most driven minds in the industry, where everything you touch will affect billions of people globally! All students are welcome to attend the session.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau

Lynsey Taylor, a current POLIR student, also acts as a representative for the Graduate Recruitment Bureau – a service for students to find internships, graduate jobs and placements. Lynsey talks about the service below and details of how you can sign up.

Hello, my name is Lynsey and I am your official representative of Graduate Recruitment Bureau for Kent University, the UK’s leading recruitment service for students and graduates. They’re helping a huge amount of students find graduate jobs, internships and placements and they’re one of the longest standing and trusted job providers in the market.

A new year is a great chance to start considering your future (it’s never too early!) and right now you can begin to put steps into action for when you graduate. By signing up to GRB you will have access to all the best and exclusive graduate jobs, information on student jobs, internships, part-time work and placements. Some previous examples of jobs in the Public Sector which have been advertised on the GRB website can be found here: 

All of these opportunities are with the countries top leading employers and GRB has specialist teams working in each field, meaning there will be exclusive opportunities you will not see anywhere else, on any other recruitment platform.

Best of all it is completely free, and you will NOT receive any spam!

It takes less that 30 seconds to sign up – so what have you got to lose?

Good luck with your career!

Lynsey Taylor – GRB Affiliate for UKC.

Twitter – @GRBUKC

Facebook – GRB UKC

CV and cover letter advice clinic – ask the experts

With the summer approaching, many of you maybe starting to draft, update or send off your CV’s. But with competition fierce, how do you know your CV is up to scratch?

If you are wondering what to include in your CV or you would like to know what recruiters are looking for, take part in the Guardians online ‘CV and cover letter advice clinic’ from 1pm – 3pm tomorrow. This will be a great opportunity to pick the brains of experts on all things CV related, getting an insight into what makes a great CV.

During the advice clinic, the experts will be discussing:

  • What to include in a CV and cover letter
  • Common CV and cover letter mistakes to avoid
  • How to make your application stand out
  • What recruiters are looking for in an application
  • How to make sure your job applications are successful

The Q&A takes place in the comments section below the article:

To take part create a free Guardian account, or log in using your Twitter or Facebook profiles to comment. Alternatively, you can tweet @GuardianCareers or email your questions to who can post them for you.