Date Added: 15 January 2020
: 24 January 2020
Job Title: Secretary
Working For: Brendan Clarke-Smith MP (Bassetlaw)
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales
Brendan Clarke-Smith, the Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw, is looking to recruit an efficient and well-organised professional to take on the role of Secretary in his Westminster office.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of Mr Clarke-Smith’s office, so previous experience of working in Parliament is highly desired.
The role will principally involve:
Assisting with arrangements for events (political and non political)
Handling the MP's expenses and budget scheme
Handling administrative arrangements for meetings with members of the public and MPs
Liaising with external suppliers when required regarding office supplies
Opening and dispatching mail
Photocopying, filing, record-keeping and ad-hoc admin duties
Responding to enquiries by telephone and email, passing on queries to other team members/MP as appropriate
Prospective candidates should possess the following qualities:
• Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload
• Experience of working in Parliament
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently
• Sympathetic 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: 24 January 2020
We expect to interview candidates in the week commencing 20 January. However, outstanding candidates may be invited to attend an interview before this date.
Please send a cover letter and CV to Jessica Zbinden-Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in your cover letter the date from which you are available to join Mr Clarke-Smith's office.