Each day the reality of the new West Kent Campaign HQ draws closer and the excitement mounts.
All of those involved (staff and volunteers) are realistic about the challenges that lie ahead; managing the hopes and expectations of five Associations and almost 3,000 Party members will be not be simple. But we are also excited by what we believe can be achieved by pooling our resources and working together towards a shared goal.
This week we received the draft lease of the new HQ, and today our advert for internships was published on the www.W4MPjobs.org website.
We are seeking three interns (one full time and two part time) to assist with specific projects. The first is a year long full time assignment to work on Tom Tugendhat's parliamentary campaign. The second is to help implement a membership retention scheme. And the third is to offer practical campaign support in the run-up to the local election campaign on Thursday 22 May.
We take our responsibilities to interns seriously. We pay the minimum wage, but in special circumstances we assist with travel costs too. But unlike some organisations our interns are treated as equal and valued members of the team. Their skills are identified and developed, wherever possible they are given specific responsibility for managing their own projects, and perhaps most importantly we endeavour to help find a full time job at the conclusion of their internship.
Further details may be found by at this link: