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Reference: 68605

Date Added: 9 November 2018
Closing Date: 25 November 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Affairs Officer

Working For: Industry and Parliament Trust

Location: London

Salary: £22,000, rising to £24,000 after probation and possible extension of contract

Job Details

Initial six month contract

The IPT is an independent educational charity, embedded within Parliament, that provides a trusted platform of engagement between Parliament and UK business. We aim to equip parliamentarians from all parties with a greater understanding of commerce and industry through non-partisan, non-lobbying platforms, via our flagship Fellowship Programme.

The Fellowship Programme provides MPs, Peers, and senior parliamentary officials with a first-hand insight into industry. For every parliamentarian on the scheme, we create bespoke programmes of industry engagement, including site visits and tours, briefings with the relevant senior industry experts, and time spent doing the work itself.

Job Description

To support the Parliamentary Affairs Manager in coordinating, developing and facilitating the IPT’s Fellowship Programme for parliamentarians (MPs, peers, and senior House staff) and with the running of other parliamentary activities. Responsibilities will include:

• Design and co-ordinate bespoke Fellowship programmes for parliamentarians, liaising with parliamentarians, their staff and industry representatives.
• Engage and recruit parliamentarians for Fellowships and for broader IPT activities.
• Research, background analysis and tracking of target parliamentarians.
• Regular liaison and relationship-building at a very senior-level with industry representatives.
• Support IPT events in Parliament to publicise Fellowships to wider networks.
• Deliver group Industry Visits to UK business sites.
• Ensure data on parliamentarians is up to date on the CRM system.

Person Specification

We are looking for a self-starter with demonstrable interest in Parliament and current affairs. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, while also being able to drive projects independently. A knack for communicating and building relationships is essential, as is initiative in driving your own personal and professional development.

We are happy to give the right candidate a first step on the career ladder and provide the professional development opportunities that will help kick start a career in parliamentary affairs.
Please view the full job description and person specification on our website www.ipt.org.uk

Please note that Parliamentary security clearance is required for this role.

Closing Date: 25 November 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4 December, with a starting date of January 2019.

The post is for an initial six month period.

Application Details

To apply for this role please email your CV, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and your relevant experience: PhoebeRountree@ipt.org.uk 

Or post to:

Phoebe Rountree
Industry and Parliament Trust
Suite 101, 3 Whitehall Court
London SW1A 2EL

Website: http://ipt.org.uk

Additional Notes