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Reference: 64740

Date Added: 12 February 2018
Closing Date: 28 February 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: David Rutley MP (Macclesfield)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scale

Job Details

David Rutley is looking to appoint a Parliamentary Assistant to join his small team.  The ideal candidate will have experience of working in Parliament and should be highly motivated, reliable, organised and able to work to deadlines.

Consideration may be given to working from the Constituency.

Key responsibilities:

Liaise with government departments and agencies on policy issues and personally draft and manage all related correspondence

Undertake research on a variety of topics and brief the Member both in writing and verbally

Develop and maintain knowledge of bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates etc

Manage the Members website, Facebook and social media activity

Manage local campaigns and projects

Provide support with the Members Parliamentary and Constituency diairies

Arrange Parliamentary tours and tickets for PMQs

Provide assistance to the Chief of Staff

The successful candidate should have:

Good organisational and administrative skills with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload

Strong social media and communication skills, both written and oral

Personal initiative and a strong pro active work ethic

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: 28 February 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date:  To be confirmed. Successful candidates will be invited for interview

An appointment may be made before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found

Start date: To be confirmed

Application Details

Please send your CV with a one page covering letter, outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role, to Lynda Fryer, Chief of Staff to David Rutley

lynda.fryer@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.davidrutley.org.uk

Additional Notes