Date Added: 20 September 2013
: 4 October 2013
Job Title: Political Adviser
Working For: Yvette Cooper MP (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Salary: Dependent on Experience
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Political Advisor to the Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP.
With a background and expertise in communications, you will support the Shadow Home Secretary and provide political, policy and media advice to the Shadow Home Affairs team.
You should have a good understanding of the Labour Party as well as knowledge of home affairs debates, policy and the national political landscape. You will build relationships with key figures in Westminster and across stakeholder groups and the media.
You will be passionate and driven, have excellent communication skills and experience of online and offline media, with strong writing skills. You will also be skilled at building networks and managing stakeholders at a senior level.
You should have the ability to manage competing priorities and ideally will have some experience of working in Parliament or politics. You must also be an excellent team player and be prepared to work closely with different teams across the Labour Party. The role will include providing some weekend cover where required.
Please note this is a fixed-term contract - standard Political Advisor terms.
To view a job description for this role please visit our website www.labour.org.uk/careers.
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: 4 October 2013
Interview details to be confirmed.
To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.