Date Added: 11 July 2018
: 27 July 2018
Job Title: Researcher
Working For: Lord Skidelsky
Salary: £25,000-£30,000 depending on experience.
Lord Skidelsky is an academic and crossbench peer (see robertskidelsky.com) looking for a researcher to support him in his parliamentary, scholarly, and public activities. His latest book, Money and Government: A challenge to mainstream economics, will be published on 7 September 2018.
Typical routine tasks will include providing briefings on legislation and committee activities, research for speeches and newspaper articles, and media monitoring.
The researcher’s principal task will be to help with Lord Skidelsky’s research for a commissioned book on the impact of automated systems on human work. The candidate should have a social science background, with a concentration on economics, and an interest in public policy. A working knowledge of Russian would be an advantage to help with a research project on Russian history which will develop over the course of the year.
Applicants should have a first-class honours degree, and hold or be in the process of completing a relevant masters’. They should be familiar with major sources of economic data: ONS, OBR, IMF, etc. They must understand the principles of digital technology, and be able to write clearly, concisely, and accessibly.
The usual requirements of a busy office environment apply: the ability to work independently, manage a variety of tasks, and be flexible to suit changing priorities.
The job is based in Westminster, working Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm.
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: 27 July 2018
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted 1 August and interviews will be held on 6/7/8 August.
Contract will run for 1 year, subject to three-month probationary period, starting September 2018.
Please submit a CV, a covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the job, and the names of two referees, to Nan Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org, putting “Parliamentary Researcher Application” in the subject line.