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Reference: 78221

Date Added: 23 April 2021
Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Job Title: Chief of Staff

Working For: Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP (Doncaster North)

Location: London

Salary: £33,759 - £43,000 (in line with IPSA pay scales)

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

  • Overseeing and co-ordinating Shadow BEIS Secretary of State and wider parliamentary work
  • To act as the senior advisor to the MP on all policy and communications issues, and manage all parliamentary work streams
  • Manages the parliamentary office and team
  • Provides support on BEIS policy issues, particularly climate and energy (experience on these issues desirable but not essential)
  • Leads on managing stakeholder relationships internally and externally
  • Coordinates with constituency office
  • Management of staffing budget
  • Support the MP with ongoing projects in parliament and the constituency
  • Have final sign off on all relevant delegated areas from the MP
  • There may be requirement for the role holder to work outside of the normal working hours including attending events with the MP as required and travel to the constituency.

Experience (essential)

  • Sound political judgement
  • Highly organised, and is able to delegate and work independently and in a team
  • An excellent understanding of the British political system
  • Previous experience of managing staff, and experience of working for an MP or senior public figure or holding a senior role within the Labour party is essential
  • Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Labour Party
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with experience of writing in policy, press and political contexts.
  • Highly strategic, with experience planning and executing campaigns.
  • Ability to conduct high-quality desk research and analysis at pace – quantitative and qualitative.

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: 17 May 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews likely to take place week commencing 17th May with a start date in mid to late June. Due to the expected number of applicants it will not be possible to acknowledge all applications or give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter (max 2 pages) explaining why you are interested in applying for this post with brief details of your most recent experience and a two page CV to ed.miliband.mp@parliament.uk 

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

Additional Notes