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Reference: 75140

Date Added: 23 May 2020
Closing Date: 11 June 2020

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Paul Blomfield MP (Sheffield Central)

Location: London

Salary: circa £37,000

Job Details

  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the Member is accurately informed on key issues
  • Deal with complex queries and complaints on the MPs' behalf, including drafting and signing letters
  • Establish and develop appropriate strategies around research development
  • Have final signoff on all relevant delegated areas from the MP, for example constituent correspondence
  • Horizon-scanning, anticipate what advice or action may be required; proactively identify problems and resolve them
  • Lead on project work as required
  • Maintain and utilise knowledge of relevant legislation, including impact on the local constituency
  • Manage and progress complex cases
  • Prepare and present results for the purposes of briefing notes for committees, parliamentary questions, articles and press releases
  • Research and monitor local, regional and national media coverage online and through social media and brief the MP on relevant issues
  • Research local, regional or national issues to support the MPs' work
  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from constituents, the media, lobbyists and pressure groups
  • Take ownership of certain casework as required
  • There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours, including assisting with events with the MP as requested
  • To advise and ensure the MP is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
  • To produce and present high quality written reports, briefing notes, and professional advice
  • Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed
  • Undertake supervisory responsibility as required

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: 11 June 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Applications close 5pm.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 15th June and will be conducted remotely.

Start date - mid July.

Application Details

A covering letter outlining the reasons why you believe you are suitable for the position along with a CV of no more than two sides of A4 should be sent to amy.provan@parliament.uk with the subject line – ‘First Name, Surname – Senior Parliamentary Assistant Vacancy’.

Further details can be found at https://www.paulblomfield.co.uk/news/2020/05/21/vacancy-senior-parliamentary-assistant-for-paul-blomfield-mp-2/ 

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

Additional Notes