Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 21 May 2018

As always, please ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer may be out of date.

Please go here to see the new information and the link to the list.

Flat share available – West Hampstead

Ref: 2803

We have a great double room available in our wonderful West Hampstead flat. It comes fully furnished with a double bed and fitted wardrobes.

The flat itself is on the ground floor of an Edwardian terrace and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is modern and great for people who enjoy cooking. There is also a large fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine. The open plan kitchen and living room is at the rear of the property, which is bright and surrounded by greenery (our neighbour kindly maintains the plants around us).

The rent is £750 per month, which includes all utilities, council tax and superfast wireless broadband. The deposit is £1056 and will be held in the tenancy deposit scheme. Our Landlord lives in Spain but is easily contactable if we ever need anything sorting out.

You will be sharing with 3 guys – all of whom are young professionals working in central London. We are very easy going and catch up with each other in between our busy jobs. Evenings at home are usually spent winding down, chatting or watching TV. Weekends tend to be when we do our own thing, but if we are in together at the weekend we’ll have a chat and catch up (we make a fab Sunday roast).

The area is residential and we are less than 10 minutes’ walk from all three of the lines in West Hampstead – Jubilee Line, Overground and West Hampstead Thameslink. There’s also plenty of buses, meaning it’s excellent to get around.

Alongside plenty of coffee houses, bars and independent shops, there is a Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, M&S and a Tesco, all within 10 minutes, with a large Sainsbury’s and Waitrose towards Finchley Road. We’re also only a short walk from Vue cinema and a bus ride from Brent Cross.

The flat is very homely and would suit a professional who is easy going and looking to live in a nice area. Our current flat mate is leaving as he’s moving in with his girlfriend, but he likes this area so much he’s looking at flats nearby.

If you’re interested in coming to have a look round then drop us a message, we are available during the week and will be able to have some viewings at weekends too.

Thanks!
Cian, Ian and Marcos

Contact: ian.stephens@parliament.uk

W4MP privacy notice

As you’re no doubt aware, both from the deluge of emails from mysterious organisations asking you to ‘reconfirm’ their permission to deluge you with unwanted missives, or your own attempts to come to terms with the implications for the office filing system, the General Data Protection Regulations come into force in UK  law on May 25.

You can read more on the Information Commissioner’s website.

We do hold some personal data in order to deliver w4mp and w4mpjobs, and have a privacy policy which explains what we hold and what we do. We don’t have any mailing lists and hold things like names and addresses of advertisers in order to provide our service.

If you have any questions then contact editor@w4mp.org

Gardening for good

We only advertise jobs with a political dimension over on w4mpjobs, but this role from the human rights organisation Freedom from Torture may appeal to those who’ve had enough of the corridors of Westminster or a dark constituency office – they are looking for a gardener to work 14 hours a week for them.

The purpose of the role is to develop the National Growth Project horticultural work in line with organic and ecological standards and to shape this work around the main principles of horticultural therapy.

The main activities of the role are to have horticultural oversight of the Isledon Road NGP garden and to assist and support the Project and the project workers

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following qualification and skills:

• Qualification in horticulture e.g. Diploma in Horticulture
• Understanding of gardening as a healing process
• Sound experience of organic gardening
• Experience of working with vulnerable adults in a therapeutic setting
• Experience of supporting others in learning about and carrying out gardening activities

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Saba Stefanos, Manager Adult Team on 02076977827.

Contract: Permanent
Part- Time: 14 hrs/week (preferably Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Location: London
Job Ref: R-70

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

 

Help to organise Millennifest…

Common Vision is looking for Event Volunteers to support an exciting new event series piloting in 2018. MILLENNIFEST (www.millennifest.co.uk) is all about celebrating and inspiring the young leaders and influencers of today and tomorrow. We have a range of amazing speakers confirmed, including high profile politicians from 5 political parties, social activists and entrepreneurs, social media figures and political commentators.

Volunteers will attend one or more of the following events:

  • Sheffield: Saturday 12th May
  • Birmingham: Saturday 19th May
  • Cardiff: Saturday 26th May
  • London: Saturday 9th June

You will gain hands-on experience of events planning and delivery, and have
the opportunity to gain new skills, meet the speakers, and contribute to something very cool.

The following experience or interests are desirable but not essential:

  • Event organising/ stewarding
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Vlogging/ blogging
  • Experience of customer service
  • Photograohy or videography skills

For further information or to apply to become a volunteer please email poppy.reindorp@covi.org.uk

Flat share wanted

Ref: 2802

We have a new researcher starting in London in June. I am posting this on his behalf but please get in touch with me and I will pass on any messages.

I’m moving to London for a new job in June as a parliamentary researcher and looking for fairly central/connected location to commute into Westminster.

I’m easy going, friendly and enjoy socialising so would love housemates that would enjoy a drink after a long day at work! Looking ideally for 1st June/End of May move in.

Contact: warhurste@parliament.uk

Clear the Lobby!

Clear the Lobby (clearthelobby.co.uk/newsletter) is a free email newsletter that explains the laws MPs are voting on each week in plain English.

In just two  minutes of reading time a week, subscribers can get a good idea of the issues that politicians are set to debate, much of which is not covered in the mainstream media.

The newsletter goes out every Sunday, allowing enough time for people to write to their MPs if they want them to vote a certain way. Clear the Lobby has won praise from other political transparency projects like MySociety, which runs TheyWorkForYou.

 

Parliamentary recruitment fair

Thursday 19 Apr 2018, 15:00 – 19:00
Westminster Hall
Contact: Visit Parliament, 020 7219 4114, visitparliament@parliament.uk

Parliament’s annual recruitment fair will take place on Thursday 19 April in Westminster Hall from 3pm – 7pm.

As spaces are limited, tickets must be booked in advance. Please contact Visit Parliament by email or call 020 7219 4114. Pass holders do not need a ticket.

There will be stalls from departments across both Houses. If you have volunteered to act as a departmental representative, a short meeting will be scheduled nearer to the time to run through any final questions.

https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/whats-on/2018/april/parliamentary-recruitment-fair/

Parliament Choir

Do you enjoy singing but feel you don’t have time?

Did you know there is a choir at Westminster?

We meet for 2 hours every Monday evening in the Chapel Undercroft, so it is the perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work.  We are a very friendly group of all ages made up of House staff, Parliamentary staff, MPs and Peers.  But rank and position are left at the door.  All that matters is a love of choral singing.

We usually put on two or three concerts each year at venues close to the House.  We work closely with the wonderful Southbank Sinfonia which is made up of a constantly changing group of exciting young professional musicians.  We even have an annual trip to a music festival in Tuscany.  What is not to like?!

We welcome all pass-holders and it is fine to come for a few weeks to see if you enjoy it before joining formally.  So come and find us.  Or make contact with our Secretary, Diana Thompson, at secretary@parliamentchoir.org.uk.

WhatDoTheyKnow is ten years old..

whatdotheyknow logo

WhatDoTheyKnow, mySociety’s Freedom of Information site, launched on 22 February, 2008 — ten whole years (plus a week) ago! They’ve marked its first decade by digging into a little history:

We hope you enjoy – and find the site useful.

 


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