Based in Didsbury, South Manchester or Westminster.
The research intern role is to provide an opportunity for a candidate to develop their researching skills. This will be achieved by supporting the work of the Head of Research, local councillors, other volunteers and John Leech MP.
John Leech MP has a strong role to play in championing the constituents of South Manchester. He is also a member of the Transport Select Committee, as well as being active on a number of all party parliamentary groups (chairing two), and working hard to represent his constituents in Parliament.
This constituency and parliamentary work gives the successful candidate an opportunity to develop skills such as:
- Parliamentary procedure
- Researching issues
- Speech writing
- Media & Press
Which are used to deliver positive outcomes for his constituents, to raise the profile of important issues and perform his role in influencing and scrutinising legislation and the executive. Therefore the successful candidate would be able to develop a broader range of skills from the internship if they choose to undertake it for a minimum of 3 months (F/T) up to 12 months. This would be a full-time role, however we would welcome applications from those unable to work full-time.
Applicants will need to demonstrate team working, computer, and writing skills and an understanding of confidentiality. We expect an excellent standard of written and verbal communication along with an energetic can-do attitude. Excellent interpersonal skills and a sense of humour are also keenly desired.
Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See www.w4mp.org/html/msvo/main.asp for further info.