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 www.w4mp.org/html/msvo/main.asp for further info.
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.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/
TheNationalMinimumWage/index.htm for more information about National Minimum Wage.
In May 2012 the House of Commons Library revised their Standard Note ‘National Minimum Wage and Volunteers’ and it can be seen here: www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN00697