Date Added: 31 July 2019
: 23 August 2019
Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher (full-time)
Working For: Andrew Rosindell MP (Romford)
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales
Andrew Rosindell, Member of Parliament for Romford, has a vacancy for a Parliamentary Researcher (foreign affairs) in his Parliamentary Office in Westminster. The position would be perfect for a recent graduate with strong knowledge and interest in foreign affairs.
Responsibilities will include:
- Supporting the M.P. in his capacity as a member of the prestigious Foreign Affairs Select Committee
- Preparing and presenting briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions etc.
- Undertaking research, usually from readily available sources, on straightforward topics
- Being aware and updated on developments in the media relevant to your areas of responsibility
- Drafting written and oral Parliamentary Questions on a weekly basis
- Developing and maintaining current knowledge of bills, debates, legislation, Early Day Motions, Hansard, etc.
- Government policy casework
- General administrative duties where required
The successful candidate must have:
- Clear interest in foreign affairs and knowledge of the British Overseas Territories, the Crown Dependencies, the Commonwealth and the European Union
- A high standard of verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to work to tight deadlines and complete tasks at short notice in a high-pressure environment
- Comfortable with working independently as well as part of a small team
- Loyalty and discretion at all times, on matters sensitive or otherwise
- Good IT skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office package, and the ability to adapt to new software
- A clear commitment to the aims and values 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: 23 August 2019
The deadline for applications is midday on the closing date.
Interviews will take place for shortlisted candidates in Westminster.
We are likely to hold interviews before the closing date.
Start date: ASAP
To apply, please email your CV and a one-page covering letter to Scott Sherlock at Scott.Sherlock@parliament.uk with the subject line 'Parliamentary Researcher Application - [Your Name]' included.
If you have not received a reply by 23rd August, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.