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Reference: 68142

Date Added: 10 October 2018
Closing Date: 17 October 2018

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Will Quince MP (Colchester)

Location: London

Salary: In accordance with IPSA guidelines

Job Details

Will Quince, Member of Parliament for Colchester, is looking to appoint a hard-working, experienced and enthusiastic full-time Senior Parliamentary Assistant to run his busy Westminster Office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of Will’s parliamentary office as well as his work in Parliament, and so must have previous experience of working in the House of Commons.

Main duties include, but are not limited to:

• Day to day running of the office in Parliament
• Advising the Member of Parliament on policy issues and parliamentary process
• Providing policy advice to the Member of Parliament’s casework team on issues raised by constituents
• Managing the Member of Parliament’s inbox and diary
• Undertaking research and writing speeches, briefings and articles on behalf of the Member of Parliament
• Undertaking administrative duties including tabling questions and debate applications
• Working with charities and other parliamentary offices to promote the work of the Member of Parliament’s APPGs, particularly the APPGs on Ending Homelessness and Baby Loss
• Supporting the Member of Parliament in role as PPS to the Defence Secretary
• Assisting the Member of Parliament in providing tours to schools and constituents
• Ensuring records are kept up to date and enforcing compliance with the office’s GDPR policies

Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

• Sound political judgement
• Understanding of parliamentary and legislative procedures
• Excellent communication and administrative skills
• Enthusiastic and always looking to use own initiative
• Literate in Microsoft Office suite
• Able to manage and prioritise own workload

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: 17 October 2018

Interview/Start Dates

The successful candidate will start as soon as possible.

Telephone interviews will take place on Monday 22 October 2018, with face to face interviews on Thursday 25 October 2018.

An appointment may be made before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

Application Details

Please apply via email sending a CV of no more than two pages and a one-page covering letter setting out your suitability for the role to Daniel Ellis at danielb.ellis@parliament.uk 

Website: https://www.willquince.com

Additional Notes