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Reference: 68072

Date Added: 6 October 2018
Closing Date: 2 November 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Paul Blomfield MP (Sheffield Central)

Location: London

Salary: £27,000 to £30,500 pro rata (Position is part-time 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday)

Job Details

Main Responsibilities

  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure Member is accurately informed on key issues
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, hansard, debates etc
  • Ensure the Member is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the house
  • Give advice on policy issues
  • Monitor media coverage and brief the Member on relevant issues
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions etc.
  • Progress casework as required
  • Project Work
  • Provide generalist admin support
  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
  • Undertake research, usually from readily available sources, on straightforward subjects

Person Specification

  • A working knowledge of parliament and current affairs with good political judgement
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal along with strong research and analytical skills with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work effectively as part of a wider team as well as the ability to work independently without supervision
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Key IT skills including use of the Microsoft Office suite and knowledge of social media and basic website knowledge
  • Demonstrable commitment to Labour Party values

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: 2 November 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Deadline for applications is 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13th November in Westminster.

Application Details

A covering letter outlining the reasons why you believe you are suitable for the position along with a CV of no more than two sides of A4 should be sent to jason.read@parliament.uk with the subject line – ‘First Name, Surname – Parliamentary Assistant Vacancy’.

Website: http://www.paulblomfield.co.uk

Additional Notes