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Reference: 65467

Date Added: 5 April 2018
Closing Date: 27 April 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Research Assistant

Working For: Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP is seeking to recruit a Parliamentary Research Assistant to join his small team based in Westminster starting June 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated graduate to develop his or her political experience whilst making a significant contribution to the team's operation.

Key responsibilities
• Drafting responses to correspondence on national policy issues
• Assisting with case work
• Liaising with government agencies, local authorities and third party organisations
• Providing briefing papers ahead of meetings/events/speeches
• Monitoring and actively managing local issues/campaigns
• Attending meetings with or on behalf of MP as required
• Drafting material for local media

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Strong political awareness and understanding of the British political system
• Excellent written and interpersonal skills
• An ability to undertake detailed research
• A self-starter who is also a team-player
• Enthusiasm for local as well as national politics
• A strong academic record with an attention to detail
• Experience of working with members of the public
• Must be willing and able to travel regularly to the constituency
• Must 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: 27 April 2018

Interview/Start Dates

A written task will be set for those candidates whose CVs are of interest, followed by interviews. An appointment may be made before the closing date if the right candidate is identified sooner.

Application Details

Please email your CV and a succinct covering letter to Helen Megaw, Chief of Staff, at gibbn@parliament.uk

Website: https://www.nickgibb.org.uk/

Additional Notes