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Reference: 63645

Date Added: 27 November 2017
Closing Date: 8 December 2017

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Kevin Hollinrake MP (Thirsk and Malton)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

Kevin Hollinrake is looking for a highly organised and hard-working Senior Researcher to work in his London office.

Key Responsibilities
Keep on top of a heavy workload by:

  • Supporting parliamentary activities by identifying opportunities to represent constituents
  • Manage parliamentary diary
  • Undertaking research and providing briefings
  • Draft parliamentary speeches and questions
  • Attend/arrange meetings as required
  • Monitor parliamentary business
  • Support Kevin’s DEFRA work
  • Respond to constituents’ letters on policy issues

Essential qualifications
Kevin is looking for someone who is hardworking and meticulous with:

  • Excellent administration skills, including longhand dictation and typing
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft packages, internet research, social media and websites)
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Able to take the initiative and work proactively
  • Good knowledge of how Parliament works and UK politics
  • Previous Parliamentary experience is preferred
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to tight deadlines

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: 8 December 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Early applications are encouraged as an appointment may be made before the closing date if the right candidate is identified sooner.

Application Details

Applicants are asked to send their CV and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 to charlotte.milligan@kevinhollinrake.org.uk.

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

Additional Notes

8 December 2017: This advert has been removed before the closing date as the post has now been filled.