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Reference: 32254

Date Added: 9 November 2011
Closing Date: 25 November 2011

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: John Mann MP (Bassetlaw)

Location: London

Salary: £23,000 p/a

Length of Contract:

Job Details

You will be working in one of the liveliest offices in Parliament.

You should be a member or strong supporter of the Labour Party and are likely to be a graduate.

You must possess two of the following aptitudes and be capable of developing the others:

New media techniques

Economic analysis

Incisive understanding of current political issues

Computer literate

The ability to identify campaigning issues

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 November 2011

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to be held week begining Monday 5th December 2011.

Application Details

Please submit your CV.  You should also write a brief paper answering the following three questions:

1. What are Ed Miliband’s strengths and weaknesses?

2. Who is the most effective member of the Cabinet and why?

3. How would you improve Labour’s economic policy?

The successful applicant will not be judged by the precise answers given, but by the coherence of written argument and the honesty and clarity of expression.

Please send your application to whitej@parliament.uk.  Any questions or queries should also be sent to this email address.

Website: http://johnmannmp.com

Additional Notes