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Reference: 70723

Date Added: 16 April 2019
Closing Date: 16 May 2019

Job Title: Immigration Policy Adviser to Tim Farron MP +REMOVED

Working For: RAMP

Location: London

Salary: 2-days per week. Day-rate dependent on experience

Job Details

The Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP) project is looking for a new person to join the team to serve as a policy adviser to Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale. The adviser will be seconded into Tim Farron’s office from the Good Faith Partnership as part of the RAMP project.

RAMP is a cross-party project with advisers currently working with Kate Green MP, Steve Double MP, and the Bishop of Durham.

Key responsibilities

• Providing briefing on resettlement, asylum and migration legislation, debates and
other policy discussions at the request of the MP.
• Supporting the MP in drafting speeches, articles and amendment.
• Where appropriate, contributing to internal Liberal Democrat policy discussions.
• Assisting Tim in his role as the party’s asylum and refugee spokesperson.
• Working with the other RAMP advisers to coordinate RAMP parliamentary strategy, identifying opportunity for cross-party interventions, particularly around the RAMP priority themes of citizenship and destitution.
• Meeting with other parliamentarians and other organisations working on resettlement, asylum and migration policy to identify possible campaigns and parliamentary interventions.

Person specification

We are looking for an organised, self-starter with the following experience, knowledge and skills:

• Experience of working in parliament or for a political party.
• Knowledge and understanding of parliamentary procedure.
• Knowledge and understanding of resettlement, asylum and migration policy.
• Sympathy with the ideals and objectives of the Liberal Democrats, particularly regarding resettlement, asylum and migration policy.
• 2+ years experience working in policy or public affairs.
• A highly proficient writer.
• Able to both think and act strategically, and to react quickly to fast-changing events.
• Able to build strong relationships quickly with a range of different stakeholders
• Able to build strong relationships quickly with a range of different stakeholders

More information about RAMP is at https://www.rampproject.org/about.html. RAMP is hosted by the Good Faith Partnership.

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: 16 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible, and are very likely to interview potential candidates before the deadline above.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a short cover letter (no more than one side) to Russell Hargrave, Head of RAMP in Parliament, at russell.hargrave@gmail.com

Website: https://www.rampproject.org/index.html

Additional Notes

8th May 2019 - This ad has been removed at the request of the original advertiser, as the vacancy has now been filled. Please do not apply for this role.