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Job Reference 1682375Business Administration and Constituency Support ApprenticeThis exciting and unique role will allow you to gain experience supporting a busy Conservative Member of Parliament, helping local people with their concerns and issues, and assisting with the smooth running of the constituency office. You will work towards a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship Summary

Jack Lopresti MP is looking for an enthusiastic Business Support Apprentice to assist his team in his constituency office in Bradley Stoke. This will be a varied role in a unique environment which will provide the successful candidate with opportunities to grow and develop.

You will be working as part of a small team to help constituents and keep the office running smoothly.

Duties will include:

  • Answering the office phone
  • Logging incoming correspondence by post and email
  • Progressing basic casework
  • Monitoring office supplies and ordering stock
  • Monitoring social media
  • Assist with maintaining office contacts

There will be scope to expand into other duties as the role progresses.

The role is to support all functions of the Constituency Office in supporting a busy Member of Parliament in his duties locally.

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Closing Date:
12 Mar 2021

Wage:
£258.00, Weekly

Working week:
Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 18:00.

Expected duration:
15 months

Possible start date:
5 Apr 2021

Date posted:
1 week ago

Apprenticeship level:
Advanced

Reference number:
1682375

Positions:
1 available

Contact

Laura Thomas0117 9092389
[email protected]

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Organised and able to manage your own time

Personal qualities

  • Friendly, approachable, and outgoing manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to deal with sensitive and potentially difficult contacts from the public
  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party
  • However having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are also as essential to this role

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths, English language, science and a knowledge or use of ICT

Future prospects

This role will expand as the successful candidate gains more experience. In the long-term, it will open up opportunities to work for other Members of Parliament both locally and in Westminster and will provide an excellent grounding for other roles in an office environment.

Things to consider

Working from home tbc due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some cases will be challenging.

About the employer

ABOUT JACK

Jack lives locally here in the constituency.

Born in Southmead Hospital in August 1969, Jack has lived and worked in Bristol and the South West area all his life. On finishing school at 15, he worked in his father’s ice cream and catering business locally for over ten years. After leaving his family business in 1997, Jack worked in the financial services and residential property sectors, as a consultant and as a manager.

Jack served on Bristol City Council for eight years between May 1999 and May 2007 for the Stockwood Ward. In 2001 Jack was the Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol East. Jack also stood for the South West Region, which includes Gibraltar, at the European Parliament elections in 2004.

Jack is an Army veteran and served with 29 Commando RA as a mobilised reservist Gunner for a year. Jack was deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 9 in the Autumn/Winter of 2008-9.

He has regularly run the Bristol Half Marathon on behalf of several charities over the years including Barnardo’s, the Julian Trust, The Army Benevolent Fund and the Frenchay After Burns Unit Club. In 2012 he ran the London Marathon and raised several thousand pounds for Action for Children. Whilst serving in Afghanistan, Jack ran the Camp Bastion Half Marathon for Help for Heroes on New Year's Day 2009. Last year, Jack ran the Severn Bridge and Bristol Half Marathons for Clic Sargent, raising nearly £1000.

Jack really enjoys reading about military and political history. He also enjoys films and the cinema. He is a member of the General George Patton Historical Society and Jack regards General Patton as a personal hero and has had an article published on him. He is also a member of the International Churchill Centre, as well as the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club based in Filton. He is a Vice-President of the Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion, a member of Bradley Stoke Lions and is a Freemason.  

Jack married fellow MP, Andrea Jenkyns, in 2017. Together they have a young son, Clifford, who was born in 2017. Jack also has three grown up children named Dominic, Sophie and Michael.

In January 2018, Jack was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and was then appointed Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Stephen Barclay MP in November 2018.

Employer
House of Commons
https://www.jacklopresti.com/

Address
29 South Court
Bristol
BS32 4NH

Training

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Training Provider
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Contact
Laura Thomas0117 9092389
[email protected]

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