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Reference: 38944

Date Added: 18 February 2013
Closing Date: 5 March 2013

Job Title: Diary, Fundraising, Press and Communication Intern

Working For: John Leech MP & Manchester Withington Liberal Democats

Location: Based in Didsbury, Manchester

Salary: None - volunteer

Job Details

This intern role is to provide an opportunity for a candidate to develop a wide range of marketable skills including Fundraising, Press, E-Communications and Diary work. You will be supporting the work of the Head of Diary and E Communication, local councillors, other volunteers and John Leech MP.

John Leech MP has a strong role to play in championing the constituents of South Manchester. John is the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport. He is also a member of the Culture, Media and Sport 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.

He strongly believes in keeping his constituents informed through a range of channels, including a Web page, Blog, Twitter, Press Releases, leaflets and interviews with the media

This gives the successful candidate an opportunity to develop skills such as:

  • Keeping and managing the MP's diary
  • Fundraising
  • E Communication
  • Copy, Media & Press work

You will be helping John communicate with his constituents, and raising funds to pay for that communication. 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 (full-time) up to 12 months (part-time). 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 Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

W4MP Note:
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/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 5 March 2013

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date 12 noon on 5th March.

Interviews to take place 11th and 12th March.

Training to take place week beginning 18th March.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, contact Simon Ashley on 0161 434 3334.

Applications (a CV and covering letter) should be sent to Simon Ashley via email simon.ashley@parliament.uk or by post 8 Gawsworth Avenue, East Didsbury, Manchester M20 5NF.


Website: http://www.johnleechmp.wordpress.com

Additional Notes