Current Opportunities

Here are all the current opportunities that institutions are offering. If you are interested in any of them, please contact thomas.kelsey@kcl.ac.uk.

Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office

UK Government full-time placement working on ‘The Unofficial history of the Government Communication Service’

  • Start date: as soon as possible or 01 November 2017
  • Length: 5 months, until 31 March 2018
  • Salary: Paid, salary tbd

The Government Communication Service (GCS) is the subsequent organisation of the Ministry of Information, which was founded in 1916 to help win the First World War. The GCS works on the Prime Minister’s priorities, and one of the main objectives is to improve lives and behaviours for public benefit. It runs campaigns like ‘Stay well this winter’. Recently, staff looked into the history of communication at government, and we have celebrated the 100th anniversary.

We are looking to publish a short booklet on our history and therefore are looking for historians who are willing to support out work:

  • Review, amend, change and scrutinize the current draft
  • Identify gaps and areas of improvements
  • Write additional parts as required
  • Prepare for publication
  • Work with the office of the Minister of the Constitution to ensure work is to high standards

Bright Blue

Bright Blue, an independent liberal conservative think-tank, is looking for historical input on many of its current policy areas. In particular, they are interested in any historians who could speak to the following themes:

  • Energy and the environment
  • Human rights, domestically and internationally
  • Immigration and integration
  • Education policy (childcare, HE, FE, apprenticeships, and schools)
  • Welfare reform, social reform and poverty