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Reference: 39775
Date Added: 12 April 2013
Closing Date: 22 April 2013

Job Title: Constituency Work Experience

Working For: Simon Hughes MP (Bermondsey & Old Southwark)

Location: London

Salary: None, but expenses paid (up to a zone 1-6 travel card and a £5 lunch allowance)

Job Details:

Simon Hughes MP is currently looking to offer one or more enthusiastic and committed individuals work experience in his constituency.

Simon always aims to offer work experience to people from diverse backgrounds with flexible working hours in order to accommodate people in the widest variety of stituations, such as those currently unemployed, part-time workers and students. Ideally work experience opportunities are offered on a three month basis, but with the possibility of an extension.

As part of his work in the constituency, Simon is particularly keen to help local residents gain the skills they need to access employment opportunities so applications from constituents are particularly welcome.

The role will involve assisting with casework, advice surgeries, meetings and other general administration. This is a great opportunity for candidates to gain valuable experience in a busy constituency office.

Applicants must possess excellent written skills, good organisational and interpersonal skills, a good telephone manner and a willingness to complete tasks quickly and to a high standard. They must also be able to commit to working at least three days a week.

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 legislation. See
for more information about National Minimum Wage.

Closing Date: 22 April 2013

Interview/Start Dates:

The closing date is 4pm on Monday 22nd April.

Interview date: 25th April.

Start date: 1 May.

Application Details:

Please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter, setting out why you wish to apply for work experience, to Judy Abel, Office Manager, at


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