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Reference: 74261

Date Added: 21 January 2020
Closing Date: 21 February 2020

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher (Full -Time)

Working For: Maria Miller MP (Basingstoke)

Location: London

Salary: According to IPSA payscales

Job Details

Maria Miller, Member of Parliament for Basingstoke, is looking for a committed full-time Parliamentary Researcher with some experience, to provide hands-on support in a busy Westminster team.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking desk research on a wide range of local, regional or national issues to support Maria’s parliamentary work
  • Writing detailed reports / briefings based on findings of research
  • Preparing briefing notes ahead of meetings and media appearances, when required
  • Monitoring media coverage, liaising with local/ national media and preparing press releases
  • Managing website content
  • Engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Responding to routine correspondence and enquires
  • Undertaking other ad hoc projects and general administrative duties as necessary
  • Handling sensitive personal data responsibly

Candidates should have the following skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Keen interest in politics and current affairs
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and manage a busy workload

Flexible working is available

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: 21 February 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email with interviews to follow in London. However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please email your CV and cover letter to maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk 

Website: https://www.maria4basingstoke.co.uk/

Additional Notes