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Reference: 72250

Date Added: 8 August 2019
Closing Date: 23 August 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Nusrat Ghani MP (Wealden)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

Nusrat Ghani, Member of Parliament for Wealden, is looking to appoint a hard-working, enthusiastic and experienced full time Parliamentary Assistant to work in her busy Parliamentary office.

Main duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising the Member of Parliament on policy issues
  • Managing the Member of Parliament’s inbox
  • Liaise with groups/personnel at Westminster, within the constituency and the general public on behalf of the Member as necessary
  • Monitor and manage media coverage and brief the MP accordingly
  • Respond to correspondence and enquiries from constituents, media, lobbyists and pressure groups
  • Research local, regional or national issues to support the MP’s work
  • Lead on projects as required
  • Draft press articles and statements
  • Closely monitor proceedings in Parliament
  • Assist in the constituency as required

Candidates should have the following skills, experience and qualities:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • An ability to deal with constituents’ enquiries in a personable manner and to work well within a small team of colleagues
  • Strong communication skills and experience of providing high quality briefings and press releases/articles
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload and use their own initiative
  • Previous Parliamentary or relevant experience is essential
  • Ability to manage projects

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

Interview/Start Dates

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and an appointment may be made before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found, with start date as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please apply via email sending a CV and brief covering letter setting out your suitability for the role to Sophie Bowe at sophie.bowe@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.nusghani.org.uk

Additional Notes