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Reference: 60342

Date Added: 12 April 2017
Closing Date: 10 May 2017

Job Title: Voluntary Intern

Working For: Ben Howlett MP (Bath)

Location: Bath

Salary: None

Job Details

Ben Howlett MP is offering a voluntary internship in his Bath office for someone who has a strong interest in local and national politics in light of a potential vacancy within his Bath team. It is expected that the individual will gain experience in a wide range of constituency work. This role would be suitable for someone who is interested in pursuing a career within a Member of Parliament’s office or politics in general.

Timeframe: There are a number of opportunities of varying lengths up to one month available between April and September.

Person specification and skills:
• Excellent organisational and administration skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Good interpersonal and communications skills
• Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office applications
• Attention to detail
• Pro-active, positive attitude
• Good team player, works well in a small team
• Self-starter with the ability to use own their initiative and work independently

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/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: 10 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview and start dates are negotiable. Interviews will be held in Bath.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role and dates you would be available, and your CV to ben.howlett.mp@parliament.uk.
If you have any questions please speak to Selaine on 01225 311 422.

Website: http://www.benhowlett.co.uk

Additional Notes