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Reference: 74421

Date Added: 31 January 2020
Closing Date: 21 February 2020

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Researcher (full time)

Working For: The Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Maidenhead)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Member of Parliament for Maidenhead, is looking for an experienced researcher to provide hands-on support as part of her busy Westminster team.

Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking desk research on a wide range of local and national issues to support Theresa’s parliamentary work.
  • Preparing briefing notes ahead of meetings, constituency engagements and parliamentary activities.
  • Responding to routine policy correspondence and enquires.
  • Handling complex casework and supporting Theresa’s constituency surgery when necessary.
  • Writing press releases for local newspapers and monitoring constituency media coverage.
  • Writing content for Theresa’s parliamentary website.
  • Engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders to support Theresa’s work as a constituency MP.
  • Undertaking other ad hoc projects and general administrative duties as necessary.

Capabilities required:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and manage a heavy workload
  • An excellent knowledge of British politics and current affairs
  • Personal initiative and a proactive work ethic
  • Personable and able to work as part of a small team
  • The ability to maintain complete discretion and confidentiality

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.

Application Details

Please email your CV and cover letter to emma.willis@parliament.uk 

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

Additional Notes