Date Added: 20 December 2012
: 21 January 2013
Job Title: Westminster Intern
Working For: Martin Horwood MP (Cheltenham)
Salary: Unpaid, but local travel and lunch allowances provided
Martin Horwood is looking for an enthusiastic and diligent intern to join his Westminster office. The successful candidate will be a proactive individual who is able to demonstrate strong research, communication and organisation skills. Sympathy with the Liberal Democrats and a keen interest in international affairs is desirable.
Responsibilities will be varied and include:
- Accompanying Westminster staff and the Member of Parliament to meetings
- Conducting research, and assisting with the preparation of briefings
- Assisting the team with the day-to-day working of the office such as filing and posting correspondence, and coordinating events
The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, both written and oral. They will have good organisational skills, and will be able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
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 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.
Closing Date: 21 January 2013
We may appoint before the closing date. The internship will commence as soon as possible after the position has been offered, and preferably no later than the start of February.
Please send your CV and a covering letter stating why you believe you are the right person for this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org.