New Customer Services Hub

A new Customer Services Hub will open in the Members’ Centre in Portcullis House at 09:00 on Tuesday 4 September 2018.

It will include the Procedural Hub, the Library, the Parliamentary Digital Service, a General House Services enquiry and help desk, as well as charging lockers.

As the Derby Gate Library will be closing at 5pm on Monday 3 September to allow works to take place, some Library services will be made available in the Customer Services Hub.

Please see the intranet for full details:

Getting away from the Westminster Bubble… a long way.

If it’s all getting a bit too much for you, then we have one of the more unusual job offers over on w4mpjobs –  a chief reporter role for the Island Times.

The Island Times newspaper is the leading, nation-wide print newspaper in the Republic of Palau (Pacific Islands Region), published twice a week and they are looking to hire a paid full-time news and politics reporter to join their small team in Koror City.

That’s… here…

Check out the details on w4mpjobs,  or read the paper’s website.

Reporting from Party Conference

DeHavilland, the UK political monitoring service, is seeking freelance writers to attend the Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences this autumn.

They want people to work alongside DeHavilland’s Content team to provide clear and concise written reports of fringe events – typically two to three events per day, subject to scheduling and demand, and will pay £50 per event covered.

You will need:

  • Previous writing experience, such as covering events and providing reports
  • A strong interest in UK politics/journalism
  • An excellent eye for detail and a high standard of written English
  • Willingness to adhere to a house writing style
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines

Ideally, you will already be planning to attend the relevant conference(s), and will have a pass arranged, although fringe events situated outside the ‘secure zone’ will not require this. However, a pass is essential for SNP Conference.

If you’re interested, send a brief CV outlining relevant experience (max 1 page) and a short covering letter (max 1 page), to: Please indicate which conference(s) you would like to be considered for in the subject of your email (for example, ‘Party Conference Reporter – Labour Conference’).

You need to tell them whether you have applied for a pass for the relevant conference(s).

Please note: you will need to make all of your own travel, accommodation and conference pass arrangements. DeHavilland is unable to meet the cost of these.

Photograph courtesty of #WOCinTech Chat