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Reference: 49991

Date Added: 8 March 2015
Closing Date: 15 March 2015

Job Title: Campaign Interns

Working For: Toby Perkins MP (Chesterfield)

Location: Chesterfield

Salary: Travel, accommodation and food expenses paid

Length of Contract:

Job Details

The 2011 CLP Volunteer Programme was a huge success with 3/4 of the Campaign Interns now employed by the Party or MPs.  We are now looking for 5 enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working Campaign Interns from 1 April 2015.  This is an excellent opportunity to receive training in and get first hand experience of Labour Campaigns, as part of a driven and highly motivated team.

Volunteers will receive training in:

• Activist and membership development
• Doorstep campaigning
• Providing support to the campaigns team
• Assisting in office administration
• Liaising with local campaigners and organising local campaigning sessions
• Engaging volunteers and activists using the telephone and email
• Participating in on-the-ground campaigning
• Accompanying elected members and activists as they campaign
• Assisting with Voter ID and updating Voter ID and other databases
• Assisting in the organisation and running of ministerial visits

Useful skills:
• Good standard of written English
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a confident telephone manner

Energetic enthusiastic and passionate for a Labour Victory
• The ability to work within a small team
• Ability to prioritise tasks
• Ability to work in a flexible environment
• Working knowledge of politics

You must not be a member of another political party apart from sister parties.

Candidates must be available from 1 April until 10th May 2015.

Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office. See Members’ Staff Security Clearance 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/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 15 March 2015

Interview/Start Dates

Start date 1 April 2015.

Application Details

Applications by email to chris.win2015@gmail.com or in writing to Chris Bowen, Constituency Office of Toby Perkins MP, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF.

Or call 01246 386286 for an informal chat.

Website: http://tobyperkins.org.uk

Additional Notes