Date Added: 18 February 2013
: 5 March 2013
Job Title: Campaigns Intern
Working For: John Leech MP & Manchester Withington Liberal Democats
Location: Based in Didsbury, 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 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.
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: 5 March 2013
Closing date 12 noon on 5th March.
Interviews to take place 11th and 12th March.
Training to take place week beginning 18th March.
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.