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Reference: 39743

Date Added: 11 April 2013
Closing Date: 21 April 2013

Job Title: Intern

Working For: Rory Stewart MP (Penrith and The Border)

Location: London

Salary: Reasonable travel expenses within London

Job Details

Rory Stewart is offering a full-time internship for three months (with the potential to be extended) in his busy Westminster office.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, competent and friendly individual, London-based; they should be presentable, socially confident, a self-starter and willing to muck in at every level. The internship is suitable for a gap-year student or recent graduate with a keen interest in British domestic politics.

The internship will provide the candidate with comprehensive knowledge of the work of an MP, experience of a working environment and a unique opportunity to develop highly marketable administrative, research and communication skills.

Main Responsibilities:

General Office Administration

Organising and booking travel

General research tasks

Assisting the Parliamentary Team in the day-to-day working of the office

Working on Rory’s website

The successful candidate should have:

Strong inter-personal and communication skills

Good organisational and administrative skills

The ability to work in a sensitive and confidential manner

A sense of humour

Good IT skills

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/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 21 April 2013

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking to interview on 24/25 April with a start date of Monday 29 April. We may appoint before the closing date

Application Details

Please email your CV and a brief covering letter to sarah@rorystewart.co.uk.

Website: http://rorystewart.co.uk/

Additional Notes