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Reference: 70927

Date Added: 2 May 2019
Closing Date: 20 May 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher/Caseworker

Working For: Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP (Runnymede and Weybridge)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake research on Parliamentary and constituency matters
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current Parliamentary business
  • Respond to policy correspondence and enquiries
  • Progress casework as required to support other staff
  • Provide office administrative cover when Senior Parliamentary Assistant is not in the office
  • Monitor media coverage and brief the Member on relevant issues
  • Communications, including drafting local press releases, maintaining the Parliamentary website and social media

Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

  • Previous Parliamentary/political experience is essential
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, and attention to detail, with an excellent standard of written English
  • A willingness to complete work quickly, to a high standard, often under pressure
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills, as well as experience of working in small team
  • An empathetic and responsive approach to people
  • Be pro-active, with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision
  • Excellent team working ethic
  • A sympathetic attitude towards the aims of the Conservative Party

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: 20 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place in late May. There will likely be a short written exercise to complete prior to interview. Start date will be as soon as possible after interview.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter of no more than one page, and a CV of no more than two pages to: philip.hammond.mp@parliament.uk

Please ensure that the title of your email is “Parliamentary Researcher Application”

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

Additional Notes