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Reference: 66329

Date Added: 7 June 2018
Closing Date: 1 July 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Robert Halfon MP (Harlow)

Location: London

Salary: Dependant on experience and in line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Robert Halfon, Member of Parliament for Harlow and Chair of the Education Select Committee, is looking for a Parliamentary Assistant. The successful applicant will work as part of a small team in the Member’s parliamentary office.

Responsibilities will include:

• Overseeing the member’s diary
• Dealing with emails and written correspondence
• Tabling questions and EDMs
• Some speech writing and research
• Supporting team members with press releases, campaigns and social media when required.

Necessary skills

• Exceptional organisational skills
• High standard of written English
• Confident telephone manner and communication skills
• Ability to work well and calm in a high pressure environment and to tight deadlines
• Compassionate with an understanding of the needs of the constituency
• A positive, hard-working and can-do attitude
• A trustworthy, discreet and conscientious manner.

Preferable skills

• Awareness and support of the member’s political interests, including Education Select Committee work
• Experience using the PRU and House of Commons Library
• Experience using CR5 caseworker system
• Experience tabling questions and EDMs
• Good knowledge of social media, databases, WordPress and general computing

Upon starting employment, the successful applicant will have a two week overlap with the outgoing Parliamentary Assistant who will provide all necessary training for the role, including filling in any of the preferable skills that the successful applicant is lacking.

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: 1 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

The start date for this role will be Monday 13 August 2018. Applicants will be interviewed for this role on Wednesday 11 July and Wednesday 18 July, however early applications may be interviewed sooner.

Application Details

To apply for this position, send your CV and a covering letter by email to halfon4harlow@roberthalfon.com with ‘Parliamentary Assistant application’ as the subject.

Please use your covering letter to explain why you would like to work for Robert with reference to his constituency and political interests.

If you would like any further information, please call Hannah (Office Manager) on 020 7219 2353.

Website: http://www.roberthalfon.com

Additional Notes