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Reference: 77021

Date Added: 13 January 2021
Closing Date: 25 January 2021

Job Title: Parliamentary Adviser

Working For: Policy Research Unit

Location: London

Salary: Pay scale £25,000 - £39,178 (salary dependant on experience)

Job Details

The Policy Research Unit (PRU) is a pooled research facility for around 340 Conservative MPs. Each parliamentary adviser specialises in one or more policy areas, producing briefings on Parliamentary business and undertaking correspondence support relating to their subject area. This is your opportunity to work alongside senior politicians and their advisers, forging links in Westminster and beyond.

We are looking for a Parliamentary Adviser. This post would suit a highly organised individual with strong research skills, as well as excellent written, verbal, numerical and IT skills.

Key responsibilities:

• Preparing briefing notes ahead of Parliamentary debates and on a range of policy issues
• Drafting policy-related correspondence replies to constituents
• Orally briefing MPs and their staff
• Providing support for Parliamentary activity, including monitoring bills, early day motions, Hansard, select committees, debates, and Parliamentary Questions

Key skills:

• Excellent written communication
• Strong analytical and research skills
• Good oral communication and networking skills
• Ability to interact comfortably with senior politicians
• Numeracy and an understanding of data and statistics
• Knowledge of Parliament and UK politics
• The ability to work to tight deadlines
• Parliamentary, policy or similar experience

Minimum Requirements:

• 2 years Parliamentary, policy or similar experience is essential
• Degree: 2:1 or equivalent
• A levels or equivalent: ABB (or equivalent), based on your top three grades, excluding General Studies
• Existing documented right to work within the EU
• Fluent English

You should bear in mind that the PRU’s subscribers are Conservative MPs and must be comfortable supporting them in their Parliamentary duties. Anyone who has made an unsuccessful application to the PRU in the last twelve months should not apply.

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: 25 January 2021

Interview/Start Dates

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to undertake a three-hour timed assessment remotely as part of the application process, with online interviews to follow. However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please visit www.pru.org.uk/careers to access the application pack.

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

Additional Notes