Date Added: 4 July 2019
: 19 July 2019
Job Title: Parliamentary Officer
Working For: All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims
Salary: £30,000-£32,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience
Contract Type: Part time (2 days per week) Fixed term contract for 12 Months.
This is an exciting 12 month opportunity for someone interested in politics and British Muslim communities to learn and develop skills in Parliamentary procedure and gain broad experience in public affairs relating to equality and social cohesion.
The purpose of the APPG on British Muslims is to highlight the aspirations and challenges of British Muslims, celebrate the contributions of Muslim communities to Britain and investigate prejudice, discrimination, and hatred against Muslims in the UK.
Reporting to the MPs and Peers who are officers of the APPG, the parliamentary officer will:
- Develop and maintain current knowledge of Bills, policy announcements, policy reviews, official publications, public inquiries or other Government commissioned policy research and reports, and Early Day Motions.
- Identify opportunities for APPG Officers and Members via public letters, press releases, comment pieces, and parliamentary questions.
- Ensure APPG Members are presented with policy-focused briefings on relevant issues ahead of debates and events.
- Develop and maintain regular contact with MPs, on issue/group based interests to advance APPG activities and engagement with parliamentarians. Work with APPG staff to ensure parliamentary activities are clearly and effectively communicated to relevant stakeholder groups including parliamentarians, other APPGs, and British Muslim organisations.
- Secure media coverage of the Group’s activities; placing articles, open letters, blog-posts and quotes.
The ideal applicant will have:
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Initiative and drive; the ability to work unsupervised and a willingness to work hard within a small team.
- Be politically aware and have great networking and relationship building skills.
- A commitment to the goals and values of the APPG.
- A good understanding of parliamentary process.
- Experience of writing briefing papers, articles, op-ed contributions.
- Degree or equivalent qualification.
Closing Date: 19 July 2019
Interviews will be held w/c 22 July 2019
The start date is expected to be 2nd September 2019
Please send a CV and covering letter by the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org