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Reference: 61725

Date Added: 17 July 2017
Closing Date: 26 July 2017

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Alex Chalk MP (Cheltenham)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Alex Chalk MP is looking to employ someone for the position of Parliamentary Assistant in his busy Westminster office.

The applicant should be highly organised, a strong communicator and someone who is able to work accurately to deadlines in a fast-paced Parliamentary office. Parliamentary experience is desirable for this role.

Responsibilities will include:
-Communicating with members of the public by letter and email on the variety of issues that they raise.
-Ensuring that accurate records are kept and updated with deadlines for future action.
-Maintaining absolute discretion and adhering to the Data Protection Act principles at all times.
-Efficiently and effectively managing the Member's busy Parliamentary diary.
-Opening and dispatching mail.
-Organising Parliamentary tours for constituents.
-Providing research briefings on a variety of policy areas for Parliamentary debates and other activities the Member takes part in.
-Managing the IPSA account and dealing with all Registrar documentation.
-Carrying out other duties as and when required in order to contribute to the efficient running of the Member's office.
-Other administrative tasks.

Required experience/skills:
-Parliamentary experience in a similar role desirable.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
-Motivation to provide high quality service to constituents.
-Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail, including spelling and grammar.
-Ability to prioritise own workload and work to tight deadlines under pressure.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
-Knowledge of database systems, such as Cross Reference.
-Understanding and experience with the IPSA system is desirable.
-Understanding of Parliamentary procedure and protocol including the ability to table questions and apply for debates.
-Candidates should be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.

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: 26 July 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 27 July 2017. The successful applicant will need to start on Monday 4 September 2017.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role.
Applications should be sent to Kathryn Burke by email to kathryn.burke@parliament.uk.
Due to the large volume of applications we are expecting to receive we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted for interview. If you haven't heard from us by 27 July then unfortunately on this occasion you have not been successful.

Website: http://alexchalk.com

Additional Notes