Crest Advisory is recruiting for a communications intern

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Who we are


  • We are crime and justice specialists – equal parts research, strategy and communication. Working with police forces, government, tech companies, and public inquiries, who all have a key part to play in building a safer, more secure society we;

  • research the big issues or dig into an organisation’s data

  • advise clients on how best to achieve the best outcomes

  • communicate (and help them communicate) the message to the wider world

Crest Advisory is a great place to be if you are looking for rewarding and important work. With offices in London and a team based in Manchester, we deliver projects all over the UK. We thrive on working together, ensuring our judgement and values are never compromised. Influential and vibrant, we make things happen and we look after each other too.

Insightful, savvy and smart, we foster a culture of support and challenge, and provide both our clients and each other with advice that cuts through and adds value. We are a multidisciplinary team who have worked across some of the biggest and most serious issues in crime and justice.

What we are looking for


An enthusiastic, bright and capable communications intern to join us initially for 6 months, with a 3-month review period. For the right candidate and as business allows, we aim to make intern roles permanent. We are looking for someone with a demonstrable interest in media relations and digital communications to work across a number of interesting and important projects. A healthy interest and understanding of crime and justice, the legal world, and/or politics is advantageous but most importantly we are looking for a thirst for learning on the job. Good research and communications skills are vital - as is being able to represent Crest in front of clients and their audiences, and having the ability to work as part of a team.

The job will involve supporting the wider Crest team on all aspects of the business. Though every day is different, typical tasks are likely to include media monitoring, drafting briefings, uploading documents, images and footage to our website, and monitoring client YouTube channels, through to administrative tasks to support the general functioning of the office. Please note this role may require some travel. Applicants are asked to be willing to travel to Manchester intermittently.

What you will get in return


First and foremost you will be part of the Crest team. As well as working alongside communications and policy professionals you will be mentored by our team. Our most recent staff survey told us that Crest employees want to work here because of the great people, the drive for work, and the effort that goes into bringing people together. We are always up for learning more and enjoy celebrating our successes.

We work on some of the most serious issues of the day, we enjoy our work and we have fun together along the way.

We will pay London Living Wage for up to 37.5 hours a week.

Diversity statement


Crest is committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment. We are committed to all staff being equally valued and respected, and encourage our staff to thrive at Crest. As the UK’s only consultancy with a crime and justice focus it is vital that we value the diversity of our staff and reflect the diverse audiences whom we work for.



Our most recent interns, Cassia, Jess, and Nishat, can tell you a bit about joining Crest at the end of 2020 here.

Anna Bennett started as a communications intern at Crest Advisory in February 2020. She is now a Communications Officer. Anna said:

"Being an intern at Crest Advisory put me right in the deep end; I was given responsibility from the get-go. This meant I learnt a lot on the job and now feel confident in a range of different working environments, whether that's in the office or in the middle of a busy court. Everyone is also incredibly welcoming, eager to help you learn. I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to get stuck into different projects across the whole team as I've learnt more than I could have first imagined."

James Stott, Senior Analyst, started at Crest Advisory as an intern in 2019. He said:

“During my internship at Crest Advisory, I worked on fascinating projects under supportive mentors from the team, who have allowed me to develop my skills and gain a further understanding of the criminal justice system. Not only did I feel that the work Crest did mattered, but so did my contribution, due to the collaborative and trusting work environment. I have really fallen on my feet at Crest, and can't wait to continue my career here.”

How to apply


Please send your contact details and a blog, written by you, of no more than 500 words to marking your email ‘Crest Communications Internship’. Your blog could be about an idea you have, a question or an issue you think is overlooked, a problem you believe needs addressing (or solution to one) or a trend or pattern you have spotted. Or something else entirely. But you should bear in mind that Crest operates broadly in the criminal justice sector.

We’d also like to hear about your communications skills - web savvy, digitally smart or media engaged - please write a couple of sentences at the end of your blog about your skills, experience and interest in this area. Please include any links to work you have created, relevant social media handles and channels you have worked on/ own or are part of.

We don’t want to see a CV. We are simply looking for smart people with good communication and good people skills with intellectual curiosity.

Finally, we ask all candidates to fill out and return this equal opportunity monitoring form to us as well. Please note that all applications will be anonymised before being processed.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you.


The UK's only consultancy dedicated to crime and justice.