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Reference: 41272

Date Added: 22 July 2013
Closing Date: 13 August 2013

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Simon Wright MP (Norwich South)

Location: London

Salary: £23,000 PA pro rata. Part-time (4 days)

Job Details

Simon Wright is looking for a new Parliamentary Assistant to run his busy Westminster office.

Key tasks:

• Preparing research, briefings, parliamentary questions, speeches and articles as required
• Undertaking constituency related casework and liaising with the constituency office to promote local issues in Parliament
• Dealing with enquiries from constituents
• Managing the Westminster diary, including arranging visits and tours
• Liaising with local and national media

Person Specification:

• Ability to grasp new issues quickly and explain them clearly
• Ability to work independently using own initiative
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work calmly under pressure and manage competing priorities
• An understanding of the British political system
• Good IT skills
• An interest in environmental and/or education issues is desirable

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: 13 August 2013

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place in London on Tuesday 20 August 2013.

Application Details

To apply, please send CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the job to Mark Hughes via e-mail to mark.hughes@parliament.uk with ‘Simon Wright job application’ in the subject line.

For more information call Mark Hughes on 01603 627 678.

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

Additional Notes