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Reference: 86840

Date Added: 24 November 2022
Closing Date: 2 January 2023

Job Title: Parliamentary Adviser

Working For: Policy Research Unit

Location: London

Salary: Pay scale £26,000 - £40,757 dependant on experience

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The Policy Research Unit (PRU) is a pooled research facility for around 330 Conservative MPs based in the heart of the House of Commons. This is your opportunity to work alongside senior politicians and their advisers, forging links in Westminster and beyond. Each parliamentary adviser specialises in one or more policy areas, producing briefings on Parliamentary business and undertaking correspondence support for MPs. This post would suit a highly organised individual with strong communication and research skills and a deep interest in current affairs.

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

- Degree: 2.1 or equivalent minimum
- Existing documented right to work in the UK
- The ideal candidate will have at least two years' experience in a policy, parliamentary or relevant business role
- 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.

We actively promote a policy and practice of equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment for all our people - regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith or physical ability.

We are happy to consider candidates with a passion for politics who have experience in other fields.

This role is based in London. We are currently trialling a hybrid working scheme.

Closing Date: 2 January 2023

Interview/Start Dates

The recruitment process consists of a first sift based on application form, a written assessment and a final interview.

Final interviews will take place either in London or remotely via Teams.

Application Details

Please visit https://hr.breathehr.com/v/parliamentary-adviser-26938 to apply.  

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

Additional Notes