Date Added: 2 January 2013
: 16 January 2013
Job Title: Parliamentary Intern (voluntary)
Working For: Norman Baker MP (Lewes)
Salary: Travel costs and a lunch allowance will be provided
Norman Baker MP, the Lib Dem Transport Minister, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join his Westminster Office for an internship. Ideally the successful candidate will work four days a week, but there can be flexibility, and will be able to commit to a minimum three month period.
The internship will allow the successful candidate to gain a valuable insight into the workings of Parliament and develop skills that will assist them in their future employment.
You do not have to be educated to a university level to apply for this position, but the following qualities are essential:
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- A good sense of humour
- An interest in politics
- Good attention to detail
- Computer literate in word and excel
- Strong knowledge of social media
- Sympathetic to the values and policies of the Lib Dems
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: 16 January 2013
Interviews will take place in Westminister on the afternoon of Wednesday the 23rd of January and the candidate should be available to start the role shortly afterwards.
If you wish to apply, please send your CV and an A4 covering letter to David Orr-Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org.