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Reference: 74539

Date Added: 8 February 2020
Closing Date: 21 February 2020

Job Title: Office Manager and Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP (South Northamptonshire)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA Pay Scales

Job Details

The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, is looking for an experienced office manager to support her busy team.

Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the office team, ensuring accurate personnel records are kept and notifying IPSA of contractual changes as necessary
  • Manage biannual appraisal process on behalf of the Member
  • Support the Member in handling performance and appraisal issues
  • Overall management of the Member's diary commitments, delegating tasks to others as appropriate
  • Keep clear records of all papers relevant to the Member’s role, ensuring all reporting is up to date, including the Register of Members’ Financial Interests
  • Coordination with BEIS on diary and Ministerial office in Parliament
  • Inbox management, invitations, assigning casework, Departmental correspondence
  • Post sorting & forwarding to constituency office
  • Ensure a range of efficient secretarial and administrative support, including ad hoc correspondence as required
  • Responsibility for managing all aspects of the budget, keeping the Member informed of all relevant financial matters and the annual salary review process
  • Liaise with groups/personnel at Westminster, within the constituency and the general public on the Member's behalf as necessary
  • Organise constituent tours, PMQ tickets, and educational visits
  • Provide generalist admin support as required

Capabilities required:

  • Highly organised and conscientious, able to prioritise and manage a heavy workload
  • Strong knowledge of British politics and current affairs
  • Personable and able to work as part of a small team, and to self motivate
  • 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. If exceptional candidates come forward interviews may begin prior to the closing date.

Application Details

Please email your CV and cover letter to luke.graystone@parliament.uk 

Website: http://www.andrealeadsom.com

Additional Notes