Date Added: 3 October 2020
: 18 October 2020
Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Seema Malhotra MP (Feltham and Heston)
Salary: £25,500 to £35,308 dependent on experience
Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Undertake research, usually from readily available sources, on straightforward subjects.
• Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the MP is accurately informed on key issues.
• Develop and maintain current knowledge of bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates, etc.
• Diary Management.
• Produce briefings for the MP on policy, potential questions, and motions to be put to the house.
• Monitor media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issues.
• Managing the MPs website and social media.
• Supervise staff members where appropriate.
• Progress casework as required.
• Respond to routine correspondence and enquires.
• Provide generalist administrative support.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• At least one year’s experience of working in Parliament or a similar environment.
• An understanding of Parliamentary and legislative processes.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills – some experience of being able to analyse data is desirable.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
• Experience of working with and dealing with the general public.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a busy team.
• Key IT skills including use of the Microsoft Office suite and knowledge of social media.
• Minimum typing speed of 40 WPM.
• Experience using Caseworker MP or a similar database.
• A strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritise a demanding workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
• Demonstrable commitment to Labour Party values.
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: 18 October 2020
Applications will be accepted up to 23.59 on the closing date.
Interviews will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 22 October and Friday 23 October. Please state which date would be preferable in your covering letter.
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4, setting out why you believe that you are suitable for the role. Applications should be sent to email@example.com, stating Application for Parliamentary Assistant in the subject line.