Date Added: 11 April 2017
: 25 April 2017
Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant/Senior Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Nusrat Ghani MP (Wealden)
Salary: £26,000 – £35,000 dependent on experience
Nusrat Ghani is looking for a hardworking and motivated Parliamentary Assistant (or Senior Parliamentary Assistant, dependent on experience) to join, and assist her in managing, her office. The successful candidate will be bright, enthusiastic, proactive, and highly organised with previous parliamentary experience. Attention to detail and strong research, analytical and written skills are essential, as is good political judgement and a sound understanding of parliamentary procedure. The role involves tasks across research, communications and management/administration.
Main duties include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and maintain current knowledge of bills, legislation, debates etc., ensuring the Member is fully briefed on current business
• Give advice on policy issues and proposals
• Monitor media coverage and brief the Member on relevant issues
• Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, meetings, debates etc.
• Prepare parliamentary questions
• Draft speeches, articles and correspondence
• Project management of policy and constituency campaigns
• Undertake research on subjects of interest to the Member
• Liaise with local and national media to publicise the Member’s work and campaigns, preparing press releases and arranging interviews as appropriate
• Coordinate relations with key stakeholders
• Support the Member’s work as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, as Chair of the Government’s Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network, and as Chair of two All-Party Parliamentary Groups
• Assist the Member to manage the office and supervise, direct and delegate to staff members where appropriate
• Manage the Member’s email inbox
• Management of Member’s website, including ability to create and edit content
• Oversee Member’s social media presence
• Oversee staff contracts and budget
Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:
• A self-starter who can work to a high standard with minimal supervision
• Strong communication and organisational skills, with attention to detail
• Hardworking, flexible team player with ability to work to tight deadlines
• Knowledge of and confidence with basic IT programmes
• Previous parliamentary experience, and understanding of procedure, is required
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 April 2017
Interviews may take place on a rolling basis before the closing date. Please note we may therefore appoint before then.
Please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining your interest in the position and what makes you suitable for it, to Josh Crossley: firstname.lastname@example.org.