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Reference: 75218

Date Added: 9 June 2020
Closing Date: 10 July 2020

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Julie Marson MP (Hertford and Stortford)

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Job Details

Julie Marson MP is seeking a hardworking and motivated individual to take on the role of Parliamentary Assistant based in Westminster.

The successful candidate would be pro-active, with strong communication, organisation and creative skills. They will report directly to the Chief of Staff, who will oversee many of their responsibilities and work in partnership to create communication strategies and manage campaigns.

This is an opportunity to own a large responsibility for the functioning of a parliamentary office.

Previous experience in a similar role is preferred, but not essential.

Duties include:

  • Manage MP's diary and commitments, including responding to invitations via email and phone, and updating MP's outlook calendar accordingly
  • Manage the MP's primary email account
  • Monitor incoming calls to the office
  • Manage MP's Facebook page
  • Assist with management of constituency incumbency programme, including outreach, campaign management and event planning
  • Manage MP's website including uploading videos, articles, campaign responses and policy statements
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders, maintaining correspondence and progressing cases as required
  • Draft responses to campaigns and policy positions to go on the website
  • Draft letters on behalf of MP

Skills and Values:

  • Strong communication and organisational skills, and able to take the initiative
  • Hardworking, flexible, pro-active team player, with the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritise under pressure
  • 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: 10 July 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will begin immediately and we may appoint before the closing date if the right candidate is identified.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter, including your current and expected salary, to: julie.marson.mp@parliament.uk. Please include “Parliamentary Assistant” in your subject line. You should also include three examples of written work (eg. Letter, blog, article) from the last 18 months.

Due to the large volume of applications, we will be unable to provide individual feedback.


Website: http://www.juliemarson.org.uk

Additional Notes