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Whether you are looking to offer your time to support Commonwealth Parliaments, or you wish to attend key CPA events and activities, we are keen to hear from you. 

Check out more About Us, who we are, our history and our existing partnerships. 

Job Vacancies

Join our team

The CPA believes passionately that our employees are our most important asset. We offer a dynamic, friendly, supportive working environment where staff can be given the opportunities to grow and develop. 

At CPA, we have invested heavily in our staff to provide them with the opportunity grow and develop, encouraging both formal and informal learning opportunities where they can flourish, keep learning and ultimately to deliver to their full potential. Continuous development of our staff is a priority and our efforts have been externally recognised through the attainment of the Investors in People Award (IiP). This internationally recognised accreditation is celebrated worldwide as a global benchmark of excellent people management and development and we are indeed proud of this achievement.

We also take care of our colleagues’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package such as private medical insurance, as well as a range of support for physical, mental and financial wellbeing through our Employee Assistance Programme. This has enabled staff to feel supported valued as part of the CPA family. We are proud of our open and inclusive culture, where everyone is motivated to be their best and encouraged to inspire and learn from each other.

If you are looking to work for an leading international parliamentary-based organisation that strives for impact and change, come and join our team.

 


Current Vacancies

There are no current vacancies at the CPA Headquarters Secretariat.

If you are committed to progressing parliamentary democracy, highly self-motivated, hard-working and an organised individual who is willing to take on responsibility, then please apply for a role with us. We will always endeavour to respond to all applications. 

PLEASE NOTE: All posts are subject to UK Border Agency requirements for those who already have the right to work in the UK. For enquiries about Human Resources at the CPA please contact Sharon Moses, Head of HR via email: sharon.moses@cpahq.org.

Updated 09/09/2021/CPAHQ.

Other Ways to Get Involved

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Work Experience and Internships

There are no current work experience and internship schemes within the CPA Headquarters Secretariat.

However if you wish to submit an expression of interest please contact us

Partnerships We Seek

The CPA is institutionalising a consistent and strategic partnerships approach to working with entities which draws on our unique parliamentary and good governance experience to innovatively respond to global challenges. Get in touch with our Partnerships and Engagement Manager to find out more about our Partnership Framework.

Our partners differ in size, structure, geographical reach, financial strength, and core capabilities. At CPA, our preferred approach is to co-develop solutions which address our Parliamentarians and their staff’s needs. We formalise our relationship with our partners through Partnership Agreements, under which both parties voluntarily and collaboratively agree to work together to achieve a common purpose or undertake a specific task and to share the risks, responsibilities, rewards, and benefits. Ownership of results would be determined by the specific partnership arrangements within the Partnership Agreement. While partnership models can vary greatly and exist at many levels, at CPA, we concentrate on the following broad categories, which are not mutually exclusive:

  • Product and Services Development to Address Specific Needs: Partnerships in this category seeks competencies (skills, know-how, technology, and networks) to develop and implement innovative products and services that can help to address our Parliamentarians and their staff’s needs. Through collaborations, we aim to achieve results which, for instance, emphasize building sustainable and effective solutions.
  • Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Development: At CPA, we seek partnerships which allows us to capitalize on each other’s complimentary skills and knowledge. It allows us to better respond to our Parliamentarians and their staff’s needs by for-instance augmenting our capacity to respond
  • Mobilizing Resources Through Donations: CPA seeks to collaborate with partners to mobilize resources to better fulfil our Constitutional Mandate. This model mainly applies to commercial businesses or companies who would like to provide direct support in the form of cash or in-kind donations from their Corporate Social Responsibility funds. Sponsors should not be involved in the arms, terrorism or in tobacco trade.

For more information, get in touch.

Attend our Events

For Members of the CPA:

If you wish to attend any physical CPA event or activity, Members must submit expressions of interests through their designated Branch Secretary in the first instance. The CPA Headquarters Secretariat will not accept unsolicited requests for attendance without approval/notification via the Branch Secretary or Branch President. 

Where virtual online meetings take place, Members may apply directly to the CPA Headquarters, but are encouraged to notify their Branch Secretary in advance. 

Non-Member Attendance: 

The CPA does organise some activities that are open to non-Members to attend such as virtual webinars and conferences as observers, panellists, or for logistical support. More information can be accessed here

Sign Up to Our Newsletters

The CPA produces a number of e-Newsletters and other news updates. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at communications@cpahq.org. Alternatively compete our contact us form here

Advertising With Us

The Parliamentarian offers fantastic opportunities for advertising, from international brands to conference promotion and international organisations. The publication is read by Members of Parliament, Parliamentary staff and officials and individual subscribers across the Commonwealth. To advertise in The Parliamentarian or the annual Country Profiles please contact the Editor via +44 (0)20 7799 1460 or email editor@cpahq.org

More information on The Parliamentarian can be found here

PUBLICATION DATES (Four issues per year): End March, June, August, December. Country Profiles produced annually in July/August/September before annual conference.

COPY: Digital copy preferred. Adverts should be sent via email as high-resolution pdf or jpeg. Adverts should be saved in InDesign CS5.5 or later, Illustrator, Photoshop or as press-ready PDFs. Fonts must be supplied with all eps or tiffs. EPS’ and TIFs must be saved as CMYK at 300dpi. Illustrator EPS’ must have fonts converted to outlines. JPGs must be CMYK at 400dpi saved as medium compression. PDF proof included in folder sent is preferred. Proofs will not be supplied unless copy is made up or amended by the publisher and adequate time is allowed for proofs to be sent to the advertiser.

SIZE:

Full page bleed H 296 mm x W 208 mm

Full page print area H 274 mm x W 178 mm

Full page text area H 252 mm x W 178 mm

Half page horizontal H 126 mm x W 178 mm

Half page vertical H 193 mm x W 116 mm

 

COPY TO BE SENT TO: The Editor, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, CPA Headquarters Secretariat, 1st Floor/Room 103/104, Richmond House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom TEL: 020 7799 1460. Email: editor@cpahq.org

All technical queries by email please. Terms of acceptance: all advertising material is subject to approval by the publisher and agreement by the advertiser to indemnify and protect the publisher from loss or expense on claims or suits based upon the contents or subject matter of the advertisement. This includes any suits for libel, copyright, plagiarism, infringement and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. The publisher is not responsible for any errors in any copy supplied or for any loss or damage to such material.

Experts wanted!

Are you an expert with over 10 years experience? Find out how you can sign up to our database to be selected for project work across the Commonwealth. 

 

 

 

CPA Expert Roster