Date Added: 7 December 2012
: 3 January 2013
Job Title: Campaigns Intern
Working For: John Leech MP & Manchester Withington Liberal Democrats
Location: Didsbury, South Manchester
Salary: None - volunteer
The campaign intern role is to provide an opportunity for a candidate to develop political campaigning skills. This will be achieved by supporting the Campaigns Assistant and/or Campaigns Organiser in delivering the campaign plan, working with local councillors and volunteers, and maintaining a press profile for the MP.
Political campaigning includes a broad range of skills, which would take a period of time to develop. Therefore the successful candidate would gain most from the internship if they choose to undertake it for 3 months or more.
The internship will be from a minimum of 3 months up to 12 months.
The role is full-time but we would welcome applications from applicants who are unable to work full-time.
Key skills include:
The writing, artworking and printing of political literature, volunteer development, training and co-ordination, events organisation, and press work.
Applicants will need to demonstrate team working, computer, and writing skills.
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 Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/ for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
Closing Date: 3 January 2013
Closes 4pm on 03 January 2013.
Interviews to take place in Manchester on 10th January 2013.
Start date in late January/Early February by arrangement.
Applications (a CV and covering letter) should be sent to Michael Haw, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to 8 Gawsworth Avenue, East Didsbury, Manchester M20 5NF.