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Reference: 66797

Date Added: 11 July 2018
Closing Date: 18 July 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Geraint Davies MP (Swansea West)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay-scales and dependent on experience

Job Details

I am looking for a Parliamentary Assistant (3-5 days a week, to be negotiated) to join my office due to changes in my Westminster team.

The role will involve working with the existing, full-time Parliamentary Assistant to help manage my busy diary, conduct research and general administration to support and promote my Parliamentary activities. This includes my work on three select committees, my private bills, my role as Chair of the APPG on Air Pollution and my work on Brexit, the environment and international trade. My constituency office and local media need to be engaged in my activities. The nature of the work can be adjusted to some extent to the successful candidate’s skill-set, and there is also room for negotiating hours.

The key responsibilities will be:

- Conducting research to produce briefs for debates and select committee work
- Helping to manage the MP's busy diary
- Arranging events in Parliament and attending meetings.
- Writing letters and publicity materials
- Writing news releases, articles and content for social media
- Liaising with constituency office

This role is suitable for someone who is:

- Able to work independently, efficiently and keep to tight deadlines
- Highly organised, with particular attention to detail
- Able to prioritise tasks and be flexible to the MP’s needs
- Knowledgeable of the Parliamentary process, Brexit and other current political issues
- Sympathetic to the Labour Party’s ideals and tuned in to my priorities in Parliament

Experience of the following would be desirable but not essential:

- Working in a Parliamentary or other political office
- Managing social media and press communications
- Working on issues affecting Swansea and South Wales
- Conducting policy research, either in an academic or political context
- Using Outlook Mail and Calendar, Microsoft Office and updating websites

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: 18 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Application Deadline: 11pm

Interview: 24 July 2018

Start Date: Negotiable, but ideally no later than 3 September 2018

Application Details

Please send a single page covering letter and CV to David Lawrence at david.lawrence@parliament.uk, with email title 'Application for Parliamentary Assistant'.

If you have any questions about the application, please email the same address or call 0207 219 7166.

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

Additional Notes