Important changes to ads we will accept on w4mpjobs


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

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 IPSA Model Volunteer Agreement.

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.