Date Added: 14 September 2020
: 2 October 2020
Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant / Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Tom Hunt MP (Ipswich)
Salary: Inline with IPSA pay ranges
There is a vacancy to join a highly motivated team as a parliamentary assistant / senior parliamentary assistant. The role will be for an initial six month fixed term with a view of extending thereafter.
Applicants should be incredibly self motivated with a high level of attention to detail. The main responsibilities of the role are:
• Analyse, evaluate & interpret data to ensure Member is informed on key issues
• Assist in writing external communications including speeches for the MP
• Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business including Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates etc.
• Compilation of briefing packs for MPs, take notes of meetings and draft appropriate submissions
• Understand data protection legislation responsibilities
• Engage confidentially, professionally, with care and integrity with members of the public, through telephone enquiries, social media, email and face to face
• lead on various local campaigns and play a crucial role in incumbency strategy, linking constituency and Westminster work
• Give advice on policy issues
• Have working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business including how they impact on the constituency
• Help draft amendments for reports and prepare briefing material
• Monitor local, regional and national media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issues
• Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends to the Office Manager/MP
• Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions etc.
• Project Work
• Provide generalist admin support
• Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
• There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and travel for work occasionally
• To advise and ensure the MP is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
• Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed
• Work with colleagues in communications/casework to identify potential impacts from the research work and disseminate them effectively
Candidates should be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.
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: 2 October 2020
Interviews: To be held in mid October
Start date: as soon as possible after the interview and security clearance is completed
TO APPLY: Please send a CV and covering letter by email to Katherine West, Office Manager, Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not hear from us within 10 days of your application please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.