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Public Affairs Intern

Grade: Living Wage

Directly responsible to: Head of Business Services and Assurance

Full Time (37 hours per week)

Fixed Term Contract

Location: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire (currently based at 3 Northgate Street, Warwick)

Closing Date: Friday 7 April 2023

This is a politically restricted post

Are you enthusiastic, focused and independent-minded? Want to gain experience of public affairs and an insight into policing and community safety?

An exciting opportunity has developed to join the team which supports Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe as a Public Affairs Intern. This is a new role which will help us expand our small but dedicated team of staff.

The successful candidate will assist the office in a wide range of activities. From undertaking research surveys and fact-finding exercises, to supporting the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner at community or partnership events and assisting with publicity campaigns, you’ll be exposed to all aspects of our work to deliver the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire.

You must be organised, able to undertake quick research tasks, make arrangements for events, be able to take notes, compile feedback reports and build a rapport with different audiences. Professionalism and confidentiality is also a must, as you will come into contact with sensitive police information during the course of your duties.

Our internship scheme is designed for recent graduates, college leavers or those looking to increase their knowledge of the policing sector. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take first steps into a career in public affairs or policing governance.  You will not necessarily need any previous experience to apply but an interest in improving community safety alongside an awareness of current affairs is desirable.

This is paid role, earning the Living Wage, for a fixed term of one year.

Why work for us?

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe is committed to driving improvement and change, so by joining us you’ll be actively contributing to work to reduce crime, support victims and make communities safer. You will get to work alongside great people who are passionate about making a real difference for local communities. In return for your valued contribution we provide an impressive employee benefits package, including:

  • Diverse, Inclusive and supportive organisation
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working from home policy
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Learning & Development opportunities

Our values

It is important to us that every employee is committed to and share our organisational values:

We behave with INTEGRITY and HONESTY in all we do. We work OBJECTIVELY and IMPARTIALLY to support the Police and Crime Commissioner and each other to achieve the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan.

We support each other by driving INCLUSIVITY within our interaction with each other and the public.

Don’t meet all parts of the Job Description?

At the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace which reflects the communities of Warwickshire. Studies show that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they believe they do not meet each item of the criteria. So, if you are passionate about this role, we encourage you to still apply – you may be exactly who we are looking for.

For more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner visit:

To arrange an informal confidential conversation about this post, please contact our Chief Executive Polly Reed by emailing:

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7 April, 2023.  Interviews to take place in person from week commencing 17 April 2023.


To apply, please read/download the documents below, and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by email to: by the closing date.

If you require any of these documents in an alternative format, please contact us on the email address above.