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Reference: 72647

Date Added: 9 September 2019
Closing Date: 27 September 2019

Job Title: Researcher

Working For: Jeremy Hunt MP (South West Surrey)

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£30,000 depending on experience

Job Details

Jeremy Hunt MP is looking for a researcher to join his Westminster office. The role will help support him in his Parliamentary activities focusing in particular on, but not limited to, health, defence, foreign affairs and technology related issues.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking research and writing policy briefings
  • Analysing, evaluating and interpreting data on key policy issues
  • Writing briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions and debates
  • Developing and maintaining current knowledge of bills, early day motions, legislation, upcoming parliamentary debates
  • Briefing Mr Hunt on potential questions and motions to be put to the house
  • Advising on policy issues
  • Assisting with political casework from time to time

Essential Experience/Qualities:

  • Strong research and writing abilities
  • Interest in politics and current affairs
  • Highly intelligent with an inquisitive mind and a passion for debate
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent team working ethic
  • Discrete
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and IT packages

Desired Experience/Qualities:

  • Experience of health policy desirable but not essential

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: 27 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place as soon as possible, including before the closing date.

Application Details

Candidates should email their CV and a covering letter explaining why they are suitable for the position to huntj@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.jeremyhunt.org

Additional Notes