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Reference: 72340

Date Added: 14 August 2019
Closing Date: 1 September 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher

Working For: Richard Graham MP (Gloucester)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA Guidlines

Job Details

Richard Graham is looking for an experienced Parliamentary Researcher particularly interested in economic sectors, international affairs and project work to join his Westminster office and support his work in making Gloucester the Best Small City in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help Richard in his Trade Envoy roles, planning meetings, briefings trips, research and attending meetings with him or on his behalf with eg Embassies and UK officials
  • Help Richard in his roles as Chairs of the WFD, member of the Brexit Select Committee and Trustee of the Parliamentary Pension Fund: with board/committee papers, briefings and social media and attending meetings with him of on his behalf with eg Select Committee officials, foreign parliaments/parliamentarians
  • Draft parliamentary questions and replies to constituency correspondence on all foreign issues and issues within the scope of FCO, DIFID, Defence, DIT, HMT and Transport
  • Lead on specific Gloucester projects and especially on Rail/Station related issues
  • Manage Richard’s London diary
  • Draft website media and social media, liaise with media on tv/radio articles and appearances
  • Organise Facebook Live events
  • Manage the APPG for Indonesia
  • Work closely with a part time co-ordinator for the China APPG and another researcher predominately focused on domestic and social policy including the environment, education and health
  • Liaise with an Office Manager based in Gloucester

The successful candidate will have the following attribute/abilities

  • Great flexibility in responding to events
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • A keen interest in politics and current affairs
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Strong research and IT skills
  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party
  • Knowledge of Gloucester/Gloucestershire a bonus

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: 1 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews between 5th and 10th September

Early applications are encouraged as an appointment may be made before the closing date if the right candidate is identified sooner.

Application Details

Applicants are asked to send their cv and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 to sarah.cuthbert@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.richardgraham.org

Additional Notes

27 Aug: Ad removed early at advertiser's request due to large number of applicants