Welcome to w4mpjobs

A New Parliament

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament has been called to meet on Tuesday 9 July 2024 when the business will be the election of the Speaker. The State Opening of Parliament and the King’s Speech will follow on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

We expect new MPs to make use of this service as they fill roles in their office, and between July and September we will prioritise adverts and queries from MPs and their staff. Please take extra care when submitting an ad during that period as we may not be able to make any amendments quickly.

Please note that during this busy period we are letting MPs - but not others - advertise multiple jobs in separate ads, to make it easier for them to manage the work of building their office.

w4mpjobs

Welcome to w4mpjobs, funded by the House of Commons to provide career development opportunities for those working for MPs and those who are looking for a job with an MP or in other areas of political activity. 

Looking for a Job?

You can search ads on the current system in the following ways:

National Minimum Wage and Real Living Wage

Year23 and over21 to 2218 to 20Under 18Apprentice
 April 2024  £11.44 £11.44 £8.60 £6.40 £6.40

April 2023

April 2022

£10.42

£9.50

£10.18

£9.18

£7.49

£6.83

£5.28

£4.81

£5.28

£4.81

See

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Real Living Wage

The Real Living Wage is £10.90 across the UK and £11.95 in London

See

https://www.livingwage.org.uk/what-real-living-wage

Volunteering Opportunities Overseas

We list overseas volunteering opportunities on our main site as these are not jobs and often require fundraising by applicants. See current opportunities.

Unpaid opportunities on w4mpjobs

We recognise that there is great value in people having access to proper work experience, where it is offered and arranged properly and is a mutually beneficial arrangement, but that this should never be used as a way of circumventing national minimum wage/living wage regulations.

A proportion of posts advertised on w4mpjobs are opportunities to volunteer, either with political parties or with charities. These are understandably unpaid but we reserve the right not to publish ads which we judge to take advantage of this.

Adverts for roles which are unpaid but which specify set hours and/or a set duration and which list tasks or give a job description more characteristic of a paid post are not voluntary roles, they are unpaid jobs. A truly voluntary role should be flexible. We would ask you to state this clearly in the ad.

We also expect adverts to adhere to the spirit and not just the letter of the rules governing voluntary roles and national minimum wage/national living wage. Implying that you are flexible about how many hours/days you expect when you really have a fixed view and will not interview those offering less means that you are offering an unpaid job, not an internship or voluntary work.