We're looking for a bright, savvy and committed intern!

Friday 31 July 2020

Crest Advisory is looking for a bright, savvy and committed intern, paying London Living Wage for up to 37.5 hours a week (for approximately 6 months). A strong interest and skills in digital communications necessary. Based in Manchester.

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 from September 2020 and to be based in Manchester. Someone with a demonstrable interest in media relations and digital communications to work on an interesting and important project. 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 team on all aspects of the business. Though every day is different, typical tasks are likely to include managing journalists’ calls and queries, 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.

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 and thirst 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 (although the role is based in Manchester) for up to 37.5 hours a week.


Our most recent intern, Madeline Rolfe, can tell you a bit about joining Crest here.

James Stott recently interned at Crest Advisory. He is now an Assistant Analyst for Crest. 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.”

Elsa Corry-Roake was an intern at Crest Advisory from January to June 2019. She said:

“Being an intern at Crest Advisory has given me the opportunity to do fascinating work alongside a truly supportive, kind and encouraging team. I felt like a valuable and trusted member of the team and worked directly with clients which helped me gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectivity of the criminal justice system. I know that what I’ve learnt at Crest will take me into my career and I will always be grateful for a role that continually challenged, inspired and helped me to flourish.”

How to apply

Please send your contact details and a blog you have written of no more than 500 words to contact@crestadvisory.com marking your email ‘Manchester 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 7 August 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you.


We are Crest Advisory - the UK's only consultancy dedicated to crime and justice.