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We are looking for volunteers to join the MEU Scotland team to help us organise the conference and our activities for the year ahead.

Our volunteers are a mix of lead organisers who usually meet in person at least once a month and undertake work throughout the month to arrange all the details of the conference and the wider organisation, and support officers who may also work remotely to assist with the creation and delivery of our work.

We are a close team of passionate young Europeans who work collaboratively to bring new ideas forward and then work together to deliver them. We’re still a new team, but have big plans for the future and hope that you can join us as we build towards another exciting MEU Scotland.


Available Roles:


International Recruitment Officers

We are looking for volunteers who would be keen to help us promote MEU Scotland and the conference’s recruitment period locally and internationally through your networks. Working remotely with the Organising Team, you would provide an essential link for the conference to reach out to new people and networks, in order to build and grow our event.

What does the role entail?
Promoting MEU Scotland by engaging in PR activities around the conference recruitment dates, either by online activities or meeting with groups such as student groups on the ground.

How much work does it involve?
The role is flexible to what you would like to contribute, we would ask that volunteers spend at least 1 or 2 hours a week promoting the events during the recruitment period.

How would it work and what help would I get?
You would be part of our recruitment group, which will meet regularly online during our recruitment period. Our Organising Team will design all of the materials that you use, and would help with ideas on how, when, and where to promote.

Can I still apply to take part in MEU Scotland?
Of course,  you would volunteer from July until recruitment closes and would still be able to apply to be a participant. We would love for IROs to attend.

To apply: Please contact Gary Paterson, Director-General and President at president@meu.scot with a CV and statement outlining your interest and experience.


Media Officer

We are looking for a Media Officer to help identify, record, and develop our media activity prior, during, and after the MEU Scotland Conference. Undertaking of audio-visual activity during the conference will be a priority of the role, including photography and video filming.

What does the role entail?
This role will be integral to capturing our activity, giving us high-quality content to use in future, and to provide memories for our participants. The role will entail working with our Communications Team to capture photographs and video of our the conference, and to develop content before and after the conference.

How much work does it involve?
Before the conference there will be a residential in September (depending on funding) and at least one monthly meeting to detail our Comms plans, you will attend the conference week, and a future residential (again, dependent on funding).

Person Specification:
This role would be best suited to someone who wants experience of covering events, or MEU experienced media-skilled people who want to see the conference from another angle. The applicant would have bring their own equipment during the conference week and residentials.

Support:
You will pay no fees during the conference and will have accommodation provided for free, further support may be provided dependent on funding. Further, should Residential Meetings go ahead (dependent on E+ funding) we will cover the main costs of attendance including accommodation, food, and a travel subsidy.

To apply: Please contact Gary Paterson, Director-General and President at president@meu.scot with a CV and statement outlining your interest and experience.

Applicants are requested to be available to attend the Conference on the 18th-24th October and a training and planning weekend on the 14th to 16th September (residential is dependent on funding, MEU Scotland will provide funding to attend if this goes ahead).


Political Support Officer

MEU Scotland will introduce political assistants to this year’s edition, and are looking for volunteers experienced in the work of political representation to help develop the political process and outcomes of the conference.

Role Functions:
Political Officers relfect the role of assistants helping Members to reach well thought out and delivered political contributions. You will be assigned to a Parliamentary Group and will support MEPs with briefing notes, headline figures, and draft speeches/talking points to assist MEPs during debates/negotiations, and will provide advice and guidance to your Party Leader and their MEPs.

Organisational Placement:
This position is a leading staff support role which we envisage sitting alongside that of Commissioners and Chairs in terms of contribution, your participation will be vital to the developments of the conference and will help provide an authentic, well developed, and exciting conference experience. As such you would join our Organising Team, within Content.

Person Specification:
This role would be suited for an experienced MEU alumnus or a former participant with experience in political representation. Anyone with experience working in political affairs at any level would be most welcomed.

Commitment:
The Content Team meets at least once a month, with higher frequency closer to the event. You will attend our Residential (Preparatory Meeting) in September (dependent on funding), and the full conference period, and wrap up meetings afterwards.

Support:
You will pay no fees during the conference and will have accommodation provided for free, further support may be provided dependent on funding. Further, should Residential Meetings go ahead (dependent on E+ funding) we will cover the main costs of attendance including accommodation, food, and a travel subsidy. Additionally, within the MEU Team a number of our Organisers currently work or have worked in Parliament, and will support PSOs with training and development during the conference.

Available Positions:

European People’s Party (EPP) Recruited
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)  Recruited
European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Recruited
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Recruited
European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL) – Joint Recruited
Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens–EFA) – Joint
Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) – Joint Recruited
Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) – Joint

To apply: Please contact Gary Paterson, Director-General and President at president@meu.scot with a CV and statement outlining your interest and experience.

Applicants are requested to be available to attend the Conference on the 18th-24th October and a training and planning weekend on the 14th to 16th September (residential is dependent on funding, MEU Scotland will provide funding to attend if this goes ahead).

Guide: Consider how you can support MEPs to unlock their potential during the conference, what help can you provide through pre-arranging facts and figures, speech snippets such as potential rebuttals and questions, as well as supporting the coordination of factions.


Legal Services Officer

MEU Scotland will introduce a legal service for this year’s conference and are looking for Officers with an interest in legal process within European issues and decision-making. This role will provide a strong underpinning to the quality of debate, process, and outcomes at MEU Scotland.

Role Functions:
The Legal Officers will provide both Parliament and Council with support related to the topics and process. You will work with the Content Team in developing the topics, and will prepare briefings and answers to issues and questions related to the topics. During the conference the Officers will present a background to the topics on the training day, and will provide support to Council and Parliament with a legal service.

Organisational Placement:
This position is a leading staff support role which we envisage sitting alongside that of Commissioners and Chairs in terms of contribution, your participation will be vital to the developments of the conference and will help provide an authentic, well developed, and exciting conference experience. As such you would join our Organising Team, within Content.

Person Specification:
This role would be suited to someone with strong understanding and experience of MEUs and the decision-making processes of the conference, as well as a passion to help support the introcution and debate of topics.

Commitment:
The Content Team meets at least once a month, with higher frequency closer to the event. You will attend our Residential (Preparatory Meeting) in September (dependent on funding), and the full conference period, and wrap up meetings afterwards.

Support:
You will pay no fees during the conference and will have accommodation provided for free, further support may be provided dependent on funding. Further, should Residential Meetings go ahead (dependent on E+ funding) we will cover the main costs of attendance including accommodation, food, and a travel subsidy. Our organising team include legal support experienced individuals who will help with training and developments during the conference.

To apply: Please contact Gary Paterson, Director-General and President at president@meu.scot with a CV and statement outlining your interest and experience.

Applicants are requested to be available to attend the Conference on the 18th-24th October and a training and planning weekend on the 14th to 16th September (residential is dependent on funding, MEU Scotland will provide funding to attend if this goes ahead).

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