Date Added: 22 November 2017
: 8 December 2017
Job Title: Parliamentary Affairs Officer
Working For: Industry and Parliament Trust
Salary: £22,000, rising to £24,000 after probation
The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) is an independent, non-lobbying, non-partisan charity that provides a trusted platform of engagement between Parliament and UK business. The IPT is dually supported by cross-party representation of senior parliamentarians on its Board of Trustees and through the patronage of its industry supporters.
The IPT's Fellowship Programme provides MPs, Peers and senior parliamentary officials with a first-hand insight into industry. For every parliamentarian on the scheme, we create bespoke programmes of industry engagement, including site visits and tours, briefings with the relevant senior industry experts, and time spent doing the work itself.
To support the Parliamentary Affairs Manager in coordinating, developing and facilitating the IPT’s Fellowship Programme for parliamentarians (MPs, Peers, and senior House staff) and with the running of other parliamentary activities. Responsibilities will include:
• Design and co-ordinate bespoke Fellowship programmes for parliamentarians, liaising with parliamentarians, their staff and industry representatives
• Engage and recruit parliamentarians for Fellowships and for broader IPT activities
• Research, background analysis and tracking of target parliamentarians
• Regular liaison at a senior-level with industry representatives
• Support IPT events in Parliament to publicise Fellowships to wider networks
• Support the Parliamentary Affairs Manager in coordinating the Industry Visits programme
• Ensure data on parliamentarians is up to date on the CRM system
• Draft communications content to publicise IPT Fellowships, including press releases, social media content, and update the website
We are looking for a self-starter with demonstrable interest in Parliament and current affairs. You will enjoy working as part of a team, while also being able to drive projects independently. A knack for communicating and building relationships is essential, as is initiative in driving your own personal and professional development.
We aim to give the right candidate a first step on the career ladder and provide the professional development opportunities that will help kick start a career in parliamentary affairs.
A full job description and person specification is on our website: http://www.ipt.org.uk/Vacancies.
Closing Date: 8 December 2017
Interviews will be held on 14 and 15 December 2017.
Start date of January 2018 preferred.
To apply for this role please send Angela Hodder AngelaHodder@ipt.org.uk the following:
• Covering letter (max one page) outlining your suitability for the role and relevant experience.