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Reference: 73903

Date Added: 28 December 2019
Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher (Part-time)

Working For: Kate Osamor MP (Edmonton)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA Pay Scales

Job Details

Kate Osamor MP is looking for a Parliamentary Researcher to work in her office, duties include planning and managing a busy diary, writing parliamentary briefings, stakeholder relationships and assisting with constituency responsibilities.

• Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
• Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure Member is accurately informed on key issues
• Develop and maintain current knowledge of bills, Early Day Motion, legislation, hansard, debates etc
• Diary Management
• Ensure the Member is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the house.
• Drafting blogs and updates for Kate’s website and social media.
• Accompanying Kate to meetings and following up on agreed actions as appropriate.
• Give advice on policy issues
• Monitor media coverage and brief the Member on relevant issues
• Progress casework as required
• Provide generalist admin support
• Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
•Undertake research, usually from readily available sources, on straightforward subjects

Person specification
• Strong organisational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong political sensitivity and ability to use initiative when appropriate
• Ability to think analytically
• Good relationship builder who can build and retain relationships with wide range of people
• Excellent administrative skills
• Knowledge and experience of campaigning
• Flexibility
• Understanding of constituency relationship
• Understanding of parliamentary procedure

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: 24 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews w/c 3rd February 

Application Details

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter (no more than one side of A4) to kate.osamor.mp@gmail.com. Subject "Parliamentary Researcher"

Website: http://www.kateosamor.co.uk

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