Date Added: 16 October 2013
: 30 October 2013
Job Title: Parliamentary Intern
Working For: Rehman Chishti MP (Gillingham and Rainham)
Salary: Voluntary. Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
Rehman Chishti’s Westminster office is seeking an enthusiastic, bright individual to work as an intern on a voluntary basis.
The successful candidate will have a keen interest in politics and current affairs and strong verbal and written communication skills.
The main responsibilities of the role will be:
• Conducting research and producing briefings
• Replying to general correspondence
• General administration (answering phones, filing, and opening the post).
This position will provide an excellent opportunity for candidates to further enhance their CVs and gain valuable political and office-based experience. The opportunity would suit a student, recent graduate or an individual who is looking to learn more about how Westminster works.
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: 30 October 2013
An appointment may be made before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.
The position will commence on 18 November 2013 and finish on 18 February 2014 however, either party can end this at any time prior to 3 months.
Interviews likely to be held w/c 11 November 2013.
Please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role and what you hope to gain from the experience to Mrs Nusrat Ahmed, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that due to the large number of applications that we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications. If you have not heard from us by 8 November 2013, please assume that, regrettably, your application has been unsuccessful this time.