Paid Internship

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queenway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ

Paid Internship - National Living Wage - currently £17,262

Fixed Term Contract : Initially 3 months

Closing Date:  Monday 25 March 2019 at 5pm

Interviews: 4 and 5 April

We are seeking an intern to support the smooth running of our office in an administrative capacity, dealing with casework and enquiries and supporting meetings. This role would suit an individual who has an interest in the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner and would use this opportunity to add capacity to our office, while gaining and developing valuable skills and experience in public sector policing work for a politician. The individual would have the opportunity to shadow the PCC, members of staff and understand and support some of our key priorities.

The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality.

Role description: 

1.    Provide support to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to include sending emails and letters and administration of post and mail

2.    Respond to telephone and face to face enquiries and provide excellent customer service, including the receiving of and attending to visitors.

3.    Maintain and operate efficient and effective record keeping and filing systems ensuring they are updated and stored appropriately

4.    Produce and maintain a wide range of documents, databases, presentations, spreadsheets etc.

5.    Arrange and service meetings, including minute and note taking as required.

6.    Support the organisation of events for the OPCC including booking venues and providing reception services etc.

7.    Undertake the day to day activities to ensure the effective running of the office.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Forge and maintain effective working relationships with all colleagues in the OPCC and other organisations locally, regionally and nationally
  • Attend events and forums at which the Commissioner requires support/representation
  • Take personal responsibility for personal and professional development and maximise own resources in a way with reflects the values of the OPCC
  • Work closely with the other colleagues to improve operational practices and effectiveness
  • Ensure compliance with all OPCC policies, procedures and practices
  • Undertake projects/activities as required working across a range of functions within the OPCC
  • Promote diversity and racial equality, ensuring that all activities and matters have proper regard for equality and diversity issues
  • Undertake additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post

Successful candidates will be required to undertake vetting and medical checks before appointment.

Please send completed applications to