Date Added: 13 November 2017
: 21 November 2017
Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Julian Smith MP (Skipton and Ripon)
Salary: In line with IPSA payscales (2-3 days a week)
Julian Smith MP is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and motivated individual to take on the role of Parliamentary Assistant, on a part-time basis, working in his Westminster office.
Candidates must be able to work on Mondays.
Key responsibilities to support Mr Smith’s work as an MP will include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with constituency and policy casework, and responding to general constituency enquiries
Liaising with government agencies, local authorities, third party organisations and others
Communicating with constituents clearly and sensitively on the telephone
Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of national and local issues and how they will affect residents
Drafting press releases and assisting with website and social media accounts
General office admin and support
The successful candidate will have the following:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Good telephone manner
Good analytical skills and attention to detail
Efficient and fast worker
A strong work ethic and prepared for a busy office environment
Team player; reliable and enthusiastic
Candidates should be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.
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: 21 November 2017
Candidates will be notified via email if they have been shortlisted for interview. The role will begin as soon as possible. An appointment may be made before the closing date.
Please email a CV and short covering letter to Mr Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Job Application- [Your Name]'.