Date Added: 17 July 2017
: 1 August 2017
Job Title: Part-time Parliamentary Assistant/Researcher
Working For: Rosie Duffield MP (Canterbury)
Salary: £17,600 per annum (20 hours per week)
Rosie Duffield MP is seeking a part-time Parliamentary Assistant/Researcher to work in a small team as part of her Westminster office.
Rosie wants pro-active staff with a determination to deliver for all constituents. You will be a team player with a great sense of humour and thrive in a positive and busy working environment. The ideal candidate will be a confident individual who is in current affairs, with experience of drafting copy to a high standard of accuracy.
You will be working 20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday).
Your key responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring the smooth-running of the office and helping to facilitate Rosie’s busy schedule.
• Helping to manage Rosie’s diary, travel arrangements and organising meetings and events.
• Acting as a point of contact for the office, responding to enquiries by email and telephone.
• Undertaking administrative tasks such as record keeping, stock ordering, archiving and typing.
• Handling incoming and outgoing mail, and directing correspondence and enquiries to the relevant staff.
• Giving advice on policy issues.
• Developing and maintaining knowledge of bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates, etc.
• Undertaking research on complex and/or difficult topics.
• Excellent proven interpersonal and written communication skills, with a positive and flexible approach.
• Excellent IT skills.
• Knowledge of the current policy issues and pledges of the Labour Party.
• Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Labour party.
• Motivated to work independently as well as the ability to work as part of a small team.
• Proven research skills in an academic, journalistic or political capacity.
• Fast and accurate note-taking.
• The successful candidate will likely hold a degree (II.i or higher) or equivalent qualifications and/or experience.
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.
Closing Date: 1 August 2017
Interviews will be held the week of 11th August.
Start date will be Tuesday 5th September.
To apply, send a one-page cover letter outlining your skills and experience and your vision for the role and a CV of no more than two sides of A4 to firstname.lastname@example.org.