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Reference: 74142

Date Added: 15 January 2020
Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Job Title: Secretary

Working For: Brendan Clarke-Smith MP (Bassetlaw)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

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:

Diary management

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

Interview/Start Dates

We expect to interview candidates in the week commencing 20 January. However, outstanding candidates may be invited to attend an interview before this date.

Application Details

Please send a cover letter and CV to Jessica Zbinden-Webster at jzbinden@live.co.uk

Please include in your cover letter the date from which you are available to join Mr Clarke-Smith's office.

Website: https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/Brendan%20Clarke-Smith/4756

Additional Notes