Application form - Communications Assistant


Thank you for your interest in applying for the role of Communications Assistant.

Please note:

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • The deadline to complete this application form is 5:00pm, Monday 4 December 2023.

Two people will produce a longlist of candidates from the answers completed to Questions 2 to 4 in this application form. Please note we do not give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

If you are a longlisted candidate, we will get in touch by 12:00pm on Wednesday 6 December. We will send you a Microsoft Word template and ask you to provide information about your education, employment and volunteering experience.

At this stage, we will ask you whether you have experienced barriers to employment opportunities in the past due to a protected characteristic or your socio-economic background. If you have, and we have to decide between two candidates of equal merit for an interview, we will take positive action to include you on the final interview shortlist.

The deadline to submit the completed template and question responses is 5:00pm, Thursday 7 December 2023.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 12th December at our offices near London Bridge train station. We will let you know if you have been selected for an interview by 5:00pm on Friday 8 December. We will pay your travel expenses to come to the interview.


Application process 

There are four pages to this application form. It's not possible to save the form and return to it later. However, the questions on each page are listed below and in the task brief, if you would like to prepare your answers before entering them into the form. You can copy and paste text into the boxes on the form.

The tasks should take no more than 40 minutes to complete and should be your own work without external assistance.

If you would like to submit your application in a different format, please contact Ben at or call 020 7939 6030 and ask for Ben, to let us know what would work best for you.

Page one: Tell us your contact details. This part of the form will not be seen by the two people who are shortlisting for the interview, we ask for them only so we can contact you. 

Page two:  This includes the first task we would like you to complete as part of your application. It is about writing some social media posts. Full details are in the task brief (below). Please upload your answers in a Word, PDF or PowerPoint document to page two of the application form. We anticipate it will take 15-25 minutes to complete.

Page three: This includes the second task, which is a proofreading exercise. Full details are in the task brief (below). You can write your responses directly into the box provided on page three of the application. We anticipate it will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Page four: The final task is about dealing with negative comments on Facebook. Full details are in the task brief (below). You can write your response directly into the box provided on page four of the application form.  We anticipate it will take 5 minutes to complete.

Download the brief for all three tasks (PDF)