Date Added: 14 July 2020
: 7 August 2020
Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Jack Brereton MP (Stoke-on-Trent South)
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales and dependent on experience
Mr Brereton is looking for an experienced full-time member of staff to fill the role of Parliamentary Assistant in his Westminster office. Applicants must have previous experience of working in similar roles in Parliament.
• Management of the inbox and diary.
• Supporting the MP in meetings and in his role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.
• Progressing casework as required; drafting responses to a range of policy correspondence from constituents.
• Developing and maintaining good up-to-date knowledge of upcoming Parliamentary business and its potential impact on the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency.
• Supporting the MP in his Parliamentary campaigns for Stoke-on-Trent South, assisting in raising the profile of local issues in the House and with Government.
• Putting together press releases and assisting with media/social media engagement.
• Supporting the MP in House business, including tabling questions and applying for debates.
• Working collaboratively and communicating effectively with other staff not based in Westminster.
• Supporting and working with interns in the Westminster office.
• There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and an opportunity to travel to the constituency for work on occasion.
Skills and Values:
• Previous experience of working in Parliament is essential.
• The successful applicant will be pro-active and flexible, able to work under pressure independently and as part of a team.
• IT skills that are desirable include experience using Outlook and casework management software (Caseworker MP).
• Knowledge of the Stoke-on-Trent area would be very desirable, but not essential.
• Sympathy to the aims and values of the Conservative Party is essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed employer, Jack Brereton MP welcome applications from people who consider themselves to have a disability. Mr Brereton is willing to accept applications in alternative formats from those with disabilities; please contact the office for further information.
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: 7 August 2020
Interviews will be conducted via teleconference (time to be fixed by agreement) with a view to an appointment being made to start before the end of August. Applicants may also be required to complete a written assessment.
Please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com, with the subject line "Parliamentary Assistant". All applications will be acknowledged. Please note that an appointment may be made before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.