Date Added: 13 April 2018
: 4 May 2018
Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Researcher and Communications Officer
Working For: Rt Hon David Lammy MP (Tottenham)
Salary: In line with IPSA payscales, dependent on experience
The successful candidate will be David Lammy’s Senior Parliamentary Researcher dealing with a high profile policy agenda. They will also be responsible for supporting David’s communications activities.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting David’s work in Parliament: providing briefings and speaking notes, drafting Parliamentary Questions and supporting efforts to make changes to legislation
- Drafting speeches and opinion articles
- Liaising with parliamentary staff on research, legislation and other parliamentary activities
- Devising and executing campaigns using Parliament, the media and civil society groups to bring about change
- Research and data analysis across a broad range of issues including but not limited to: housing, education, inequality, race and criminal justice
- Proactive and reactive media management, building successful relationships with the media, dealing with press enquiries and providing support ahead of media appearances
- Managing David’s website and social media platforms
- Building and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are/have:
- Committed to furthering David Lammy’s policy agenda
- The ability to react quickly to a changing agenda and manage competing priorities and demands on their time
- Excellent research and writing skills reflecting attention to detail and an ability to process complex information quickly and accurately
- Strong organisational and project management skills
- Ability to work independently, show initiative and work well as part of a wider team including management and mentoring of more junior staff
- A positive and flexible attitude in an environment where responsibilities change quickly and overlap with others
- Political awareness, including an ability to spot opportunities in the political and media agenda
- The ability to spot political campaigning opportunities, devise campaigns and work alongside a range of stakeholders in delivering political change
- Sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Labour Party
- Enthusiastic, hard-working and committed to the role
- Prior experience of working in Parliament and in an MP’s office, political, charitable lobbying or comms is desirable.
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: 4 May 2018
Interview details to be confirmed.
Start date ASAP. We may appoint before the closing date .
Please email a one-page covering letter and a CV of no more than two pages to firstname.lastname@example.org