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Reference: 71243

Date Added: 29 May 2019
Closing Date: 12 June 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher

Working For: Wes Streeting MP (Ilford North)

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£30,000

Job Details

After four years, Wes Streeting’s right hand assistant in Westminster is moving on to a new job, so Wes is now recruiting for a new full time Parliamentary Researcher.

This is a demanding role, so you’ll need to be a confident multi-tasker. You’ll support Wes’s work on the Treasury Committee and various All-party Parliamentary Groups, help deliver Wes’s campaign priorities on behalf of his constituents and be as passionate as he is about rebuilding centre left politics.

Main duties will include:

  • Providing research and keeping Wes up to speed with the latest policy thinking, usually from readily available sources
  • Drafting briefings on policy issues, potential questions and motions put to the house
  • Drafting press releases and engaging copy for social media
  • Diary coordination
  • Coordinating responses to policy correspondence and enquiries
  • Some opportunities for speech writing (Wes generally writes his own)
  • Providing general admin support
  • Organising events from time to time

Required Skills

  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent communication skills – a high standard of written English is absolutely essential for this role
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • The ability to work often under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to prioritise own workload
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and also as part of a small team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and a keen interest in politics and current affairs
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Labour Party
  • An understanding of social media and ability to draft engaging comms

Wes values diversity and has a proud record of appointing people from a range of backgrounds. Applications from candidates from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in politics are encouraged.

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: 12 June 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25 June in Westminster.

Ideally candidates would be able to start as soon as possible, although we can be flexible.

Application Details

To apply, please write a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4, setting out why you'd like the post and how your experience matches the job description and person specification. Please also enclose a CV of no more than two sides.

Applications should be sent to Matt Goddin, Office Manager, on matthew.goddin@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.wesstreeting.org

Additional Notes