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Reference: 65989

Date Added: 15 May 2018
Closing Date: 30 May 2018

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Luciana Berger MP (Liverpool Wavertree)

Location: London

Salary: From £33,000 dependent on experience (IPSA salary band Research 3)

Job Details

I am seeking a highly motivated right-hand woman or man to join my team in the Westminster office. This role will put you into the heart of Parliament, using your communication skills and policy knowledge.

You must be passionate about the future of the country and the world. You will want to help me to effectively campaign for change and do my very best for my constituents This is a senior parliamentary role, and would suit someone with broad experience across advocacy, press and policy development.

You must be a self starter and highly motivated as Monday to Wednesday are particularly busy (when Parliament is sitting). You must be adept at prioritising competing demands, contending with fast-moving events and handling unexpected requests.

UK parliamentary experience is desired but not essential, but you must have a strong understanding of parliamentary processes and functions.

Most of all, I am looking for someone with bags of confidence, political nous, strong attention to detail and a sense of humour.

There’s no such thing as a typical day, or week, but some of the key tasks include:

· Supervising the day-to-day running of the busy Westminster office
· Managing our Living Wage intern.

· Working very closely with the Liverpool office.

* Acting as gatekeeper and having strategic oversight of the ever-changing and packed parliamentary diary.
· Developing and implementing a media strategy, building up contacts with the Lobby and beyond, and writing crisp, accurate copy for news releases, articles and quotes.
· Amplifying my campaigns on social media.
· Providing written and oral briefings on a range of policy areas, but focussed on health (especially mental health).
· Building and maintaining relationships with a variety of senior stakeholders.

· Drafting Parliamentary written questions – we aim for 5 a day.

· Writing engaging speeches for Parliament, policy seminars and campaigning events.

An interest in health policy – particularly mental health – is desirable, however I work on a wide range of policy areas and issues that matter to my constituents. You should have a minimum of two year’s work experience to give you a suitable grounding for this role.

You must be a supporter of the aims and values of the Labour Party and the Co-operative movement.

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: 30 May 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Closing 5pm.

Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interview in Westminster the week commencing 4th June.

The start date will be as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please send your CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages each) to Noel: noel.hutchinson@parliament.uk  Please include in the letter why you would like the job, why you believe you are qualified and what your availability is.

Website: http://lucianaberger.com

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