From 1 December 2013 w4mpjobs will no longer be accepting some adverts for work that does not pay at least the current rate of national minimum wage (see https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage).
The exceptions to this (ie, ads that pay less than national minimum wage that we will still accept) are:
- Adverts for voluntary work for registered charities. Please note that if you are a charity, from 1 December you will be asked to include your registered charity number when submitting an advert. Without this, your advert will not be accepted.
- Adverts for volunteers for any of the political parties represented in the UK parliaments or assemblies – this includes voluntary work for MPs, MSPs or assembly members, local party constituency groups, local council constituency groups, prospective parliamentary/assembly candidates, prospective councillors and any other specifically party political related volunteer work.
- Adverts from legitimate political organisations asking for one-off or short term voluntary help with a specific project.
- Adverts for voluntary contributors to political websites and blogs.
These are the only exceptions which we will make. Please do not ask us to make any others.
A NOTE FOR MPs: when taking on a voluntary intern you should ensure that you and the intern have agreed and signed the IPSA Model Volunteer Intern Agreement. See http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/IPSAMPs/HR%20Payroll%20and%20Interns%20libruary/Model%20Volunteer%20Intern%20Agreement.pdf.
Important note: w4mp reserves the right to refuse any adverts which do not fulfill the above criteria or which, for any other reason, are deemed to be inappropriate for w4mpjobs.