Wellington Model Westminster Parliament Committee 2019


Location: Wellington

Contact Email: amarind.eng@unyouth.org.nz

Closing Date: 23/11/2018 7:00 pm


Applications close on Friday 23rd of November 2018 at 7pm.


About the event and roles:

UN Youth is looking for committed tertiary students to take on a key role in organising one of

Wellington’s  main events for secondary school students in 2019: Westminster Model Parliament.


Now in its second year, Westminster Model Parliament provides an opportunity for secondary school students to engage in civics education and develop their awareness of global affairs.


Volunteers will learn important organisational skills through this committee, including working within budgets, managing relationships with external parties and creating educational content and strategies. These skills transfer well both in terms of further volunteer work and professional development.


Positions available:

Coordinator, Communications Officer, Logistics Officer, Educational Officer

Report to: Wellington Regional President

Length of Tenure: November 2018 – May 2019


Note that these are unpaid roles. The UN Youth Wellington Regional Council reserves the right to reopen applications, and to appoint positions that may vary from those mentioned above, as well as to refrain from appointing one or more of these roles. You are welcome to apply for the Wellington Model Parliament Committee as well.


Role Description
  • Provides vision and leadership to the organising committee
  • Responsible for liaising between the committee and the UN Youth Wellington Regional Council
  • Is mindful and respectful towards committee and Regional Council
  • Communicates effectively with Regional Council
  • Responsible for securing the venue and dates for the event
  • Produces a budget (in conjunction with the Logistics Officer) for Regional Council approval
  • Organises strategic planning and meetings with the organising committee
  • Creates a timeline for task deadlines
  • Is consistent and reliable
  • Responsible for the oversight of participant applications
  • Main point of contact on the day of the event.
Communications Officer
  • Produces a promotion plan for the event
  • Creates promotional materials such as posters and flyers
  • Responsible for liaising with Regional Secretary for set up of Facebook event
  • Answers delegate queries
  • Responsible for registrations
  • Secures guest speakers
Logistics Officer
  • Provides catering plan for the event
  • Prints materials such as placards and amendment forms
  • Works in conjunction with the Coordinator to create a budget
  • Works in conjunction with the Coordinator and National Relations officer to seek potential sponsors and venues
  • Directs conference assistants during the day for set up
  • Other practical tasks
Educations Officer
  • Creating/formalising an educational theme for the event, in conjunction with the Coordinator
  • Creating and overseeing educational content for the event, including resolutions, workshops and briefing papers, with assistance from the Assistant Coordinator
  • Working with the Communications Officer to secure speakers
  • Working through educational content with conference assistants
  • Other education-related tasks
Qualities Essential to all Roles
  • Excellent time management and keeping to deadlines
  • Good teamwork skills and is respectful of team members
  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Is trustworthy and reliable
  • Willingness to learn and adapt


Please note the above role descriptions are not exhaustive; they provide a basic outline of some tasks completed by that portfolio. Upon selection, the committee may reallocate some tasks within portfolios. The Coordinator or Regional Council may assign any further tasks that arise during the tenure of the event committee.


Application Process:

Applications are due Friday 23rd of November 2018 at 7pm. 


A completed application must consist of personal details and cover letter (not exceeding two typed pages). Please upload your cover letter and CV below. 


Your cover letter should address questions including:

  • What experience do you have that could be applied to WMPARL?
  • WMPARL is Wellington’s premier and largest event! Westminster however is New Zealand’s historical roots for our parliamentary system. What do you see as important for participants to take away from modeling this event?


Selections will be conducted by the Wellington Regional President, and Vice Presidents, and approved by a vote on the Council. The Coordinator will be confirmed before the rest of the committee.


Should you have any questions, or wish to seek further information, please do not hesitate to contact Amarind Hun Eng, Wellington Regional President, at amarind.eng@unyouth.org.nz


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