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Job Title:   Events Intern
Contract:   Internship, short term for 6-8 weeks
Salary:   London Living Wage
Hours:   Part time (min 21 hours per week)
Responsible to:  Director  
Location:   CLASS, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN
Holidays:   Dependent on working hours/ length of contract

Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 28th September
Interviews: Friday 30th September (this date is not flexible)
Please note that you must be available to start work the w/c 3rd October 2016 and to attend the CLASS Conference on Saturday 5th November.

CLASS (Centre for Labour & Social Studies) is seeking an enthusiastic intern to join us for 6-8 weeks during a particularly busy time for the organisation.

Originating in the labour movement, CLASS works with a broad coalition of supporters, academics and trade unions to cement an alliance of progressive forces. We provide analysis and ideas that can challenge mainstream economic narratives, inspire the left, and influence policy development to ensure the political agenda is on the side of everyday people.

The Role

The primary responsibility of this role will be to support the Events Officer in delivery of the Class 2016 Conference in November 2016. It would suit a recent graduate or current postgraduate student with a good understanding of the socio-economic challenges the UK faces, levels and drivers of economic inequality and some understanding of the progressive policy agenda. We need someone that can grasp ideas and instructions quickly, that is highly organised and can deliver to deadlines.

Main responsibilities

In your role as Events intern, and under guidance from the Events Officer and the Director, you will:
• Work with the CLASS team to generate ideas for speakers
• Represent CLASS in a professional manner
• Liaise with speakers
• Coordinate event volunteers
• Online promotion of the event (mailing lists, social media etc.)
• Catering
• Ticket logistics/monitoring
• Draft speaker briefings
• Other general event support.

Person Specification


• Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in social sciences
• Ability to work quickly to tight deadlines
• Ability to work well with others as part of a team, providing support as required, and building and maintaining effective working relationships.
• Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills; including a demonstrable confidence in dealing with high-profile speakers and the ability to liaise with delegates in person, over the phone and by email.
• Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office) and experience of using blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
• Interest in politics, UK public policy and a firm commitment to the labour movement and the values of CLASS.
• Willingness and ability to be flexible and work outside normal office hours where necessary, especially during busy periods in the run-up to key events.
• Understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity


• Experience of organising events
• Campaigning or activist background on social and economic issues
• Understanding and appreciation of the role that trade unions play in delivering social justice

To apply please fill out the forms and send to

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