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Reference: 71542

Date Added: 19 June 2019
Closing Date: 5 July 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Archbishop of Canterbury

Location: London

Salary: £10.55 per hour

Job Details


This is an exciting 12 month training opportunity for someone interested in both religion and politics to learn and develop skills in Parliamentary procedure and gain broad experience in a range of areas relating to Parliament and the Public Affairs work of the Church of England.

Contract Type

Fixed term training contract for 12 Months, 30 hours per week. The work pattern will be arranged after discussion with the Head of Parliamentary Affairs and the Archbishop of Canterbury.


The Archbishop of Canterbury is a member of the House of Lords. In order to assist him with his responsibilities in the House, he wishes to appoint a Parliamentary Assistant. The appointee will be based at Church House, Westminster, and will operate as part of the Church’s Parliamentary Experience Programme, managed by the Head of Parliamentary Affairs.

The Opportunity

In this role, you will support the Archbishop of Canterbury in his Parliamentary duties, keeping abreast of relevant Parliamentary developments and undertaking research. You will assist with the Church’s responses to specific issues or bills working closely with others in the Parliamentary Unit and will support the Head and Deputy Head of Parliamentary Affairs in their responsibilities.

Closing Date: 5 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held w/c 22 July 2019

The start date is expected to be 2nd September 2019

Application Details

For further information and to apply, please visit https://pathways.churchofengland.org/job/pathways/1159/parliamentary-assistant

Website: https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/

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