Go to website

Reference: 75282

Date Added: 20 June 2020
Closing Date: 13 July 2020

Job Title: Parliamentary Internship

Working For: David Linden MP (Glasgow East)

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (£10.75 per hour)

Job Details

Job Details

David Linden MP is looking to recruit a Parliamentary Intern to work Monday-Thursday for 4 months (September-December) in his Westminster office. The successful candidate should be an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills.

Key responsibilities
• Researching material for debates, briefings and events.
• Develop and maintain current knowledge of Bills, Early Day Motions, parliamentary questions, Hansard, debates etc.
• Support the work of All Party Parliamentary Groups chaired by the Member
• Monitor media coverage and brief the Member on relevant issues.
• Prepare press releases
• Contributing content for social media
• Manage a busy Westminster diary
• Provide generalist admin support
• Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries

The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

• A keen interest in politics
• Good organisational skills with the ability to manage a varied workload
• Good analytical skills and close attention to detail
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team based in Scotland
• Excellent written and communication 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.

Closing Date: 13 July 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Virtual interviews are likely to take place week commencing 20th July 2020.  The successful candidate will start on Tuesday 1 September.

Application Details

Those wishing to apply should send a CV with a short (no more than one page) covering letter to david.linden.mp@parliament.uk.  The subject of the email should be "Parliamentary Internship"

Website: http://www.davidlinden.scot

Additional Notes