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Reference: 75305

Date Added: 23 June 2020
Closing Date: 5 July 2020

Job Title: Policy and Political Assistant

Working For: Peter Kyle MP (Hove)

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£36,000

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen on Peter Kyle’s team for the role of Policy and Political Adviser.

The successful applicant will provide first rate, up-to-the-moment and pertinent information on a variety of policy areas. This will be coupled with the need to work on certain specific areas of policy with enough depth to supply ongoing expert knowledge, research and advice on a project by project basis.

Secondly, the person will have sharp political intelligence in order to assist in holding government to account and delivering upon a set of political objectives.

The role will require a broad set of written and verbal skills to a standard that enables the drafting of policy updates, speeches and articles . The role will also include the ability for informative verbal updates on a variety of contemporary subjects.

The successful applicant will enjoy sifting policy documents, announcements, and updates from government with an extremely keen attention to detail and enough agility to spot issues for follow-up or political opportunity.

Primarily based in Westminster the successful applicant will join a diverse, friendly and hard working team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To lead on policy research, analysis and development. Weighted towards, but not limited to, issues relating to victims, youth justice.
  • Monitor the media and government information for political opportunity.
  • To support the duties associated with a shadow minister.
  • Preparing for Oral Questions, Urgent Questions and statements.
  • To work on press releases.
  • To provide day to day support in parliament which may include stakeholder management.
  • Be a flexible, communicative, and friendly part of a close team.


  • of policy background, development, and analysis. Working experience with Justice policy is desirable but not essential.
  • of current affairs and politics.
  • of the Parliamentary process.
  • of the aims of The Labour Party and its structures.


  • of understanding, critiquing, and developing policy.
  • of preparing written and verbal briefings.
  • of working in a fast paced environment.
  • of working with Parliamentary processes is desirable but not essential.
  • of providing media and communications support would be beneficial.

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: 5 July 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date for applications is 6pm Sunday 5th July.

Interview dates early July.

Start date tbc August.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to Christopher Henry at: christopher.henry@parliament.uk or via post to 99 Church Road, Hove BN3 2BA.

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

Additional Notes