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Reference: 70707

Date Added: 15 April 2019
Closing Date: 26 April 2019

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Mark Pritchard MP (The Wrekin)

Location: London

Salary: £40,000

Job Details

The ideal candidate must have a full command of both written and spoken English, wide experience in all types of social media and communications and preferably at least 5 years of Parliamentary experience. This role requires a strong communications element and will include the following list. However, the list is not exhaustive.

  • Monitor order paper for future debates
  • Oversee daily social media and website postings
  • Prepare speeches, either in full or in outline
  • Brief MP on important announcements
  • Provide briefings for meetings or debates
  • Write press releases after events
  • Draft regular columns for local newspapers
  • Draft oral/written questions for submission
  • Identify and apply for Westminster Hall and/or Adjournment debates
  • Respond to policy correspondence from constituents, and invitations
  • Process campaign responses to go to constituents (PRU subscriber)
  • Produce quarterly video of MP's activities
  • Manage MP's social media and pages website
  • Assist with APPG activities

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 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview/Start Dates - First interviews will take place during the week of 6 May.

Application Details

Due to the role as Senior Parliamentary Assistant, candidates with less than 5 years experience will not be considered.  All applications must be sent by post, with a hand written cover letter. No applications received by email or without a hand written cover letter will be considered nor receive a response. No applications received after the closing date will recieve a reply.

Please send a CV with a cover letter to: Ms Sondra Spaeth, Office Manager to Mark Pritchard MP, House of Commons, Lower Secretaries Ground Floor Desk 3, London, SW1A 0AA

Website: http://www.markpritchardmp.com

Additional Notes