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Job Opportunity: Parliamentary Assistant

I am looking for a Parliamentary Assistant to work in my busy Westminster office. The successful applicant must be able to work to tight deadlines and manage a challenging workload, both independently and as part of a small team.

Closing Date: 15 January 2017

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Jo Stevens MP

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

 

Job Description

  • Providing research briefings for Parliamentary debates and key policy issues
  • Managing and monitoring all incoming communications to the Westminster Office
  • Providing website and newsletter content specific to Jo’s Westminster activity
  • Drafting Parliamentary questions and correspondence
  • Maintaining a strong link between Westminster and the Constituency Office
  • Undertaking specific policy casework as appropriate
  • Supervising staff where appropriate
  • Management of Jo’s Westminster Diary

Person Specification

  • Disciplined self-starter with the ability to work unsupervised and to manage and prioritise a challenging workload
  • Awareness and understanding of current political issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of constituency relationship and context
  • Understanding of Welsh devolution arrangements
  • Sympathetic to values and aims of the Labour Party

 

Closing Date: 15 January 2017

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 18th January 2017.

Start date: as soon as possible.

 

How to Apply

Please send your CV (no more than two sides of A4) and cover letter (no more than one side of A4) detailing your suitability for the role, with examples where appropriate, to jen.thornton@parliament.uk

 

Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

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