Date Added: 11 February 2021
: 26 February 2021
Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Dr Kieran Mullan MP (Crewe and Nantwich)
Length of Contract:
The role would suit a self motivated, competent and confident individual who can work on their own whilst also being a strong team player, working closely with the constituency office team. Some knowledge and experience of working in Parliament is also required.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Undertaking research, usually from readily available sources, on straightforward subjects. You may be asked to attend APPG meetings on an adhoc basis.
- Progress and respond to casework on matters pertaining to policy.
- Analyse, evaluate, and interpret data to ensure Kieran is accurately informed on key issues.
- Develop and maintain current knowledge of bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, Hansard and debates.
- Ensure that Kieran is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House.
- Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, and parliamentary questions.
- Assist with Kieran's e-newsletter and newspaper column.
- Provide generalist diary and admin support in the Westminster office.
- Look after visitors, arrange tours and PMQ tickets for Constituents - once restrictions are lifted.
- Some project work may be required.
- There may be some occasional travel between the constituency and Westminster offices.
The successful candidate will have:
- A keen political awareness and be sympathetic to the values of the Conservative Party.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
- Experience of working in the House and a broad knowledge of political protocol and procedures.
Current coronavirus restrictions mean that in the first instance your work may need to take place remotely, but once restrictions are lifted your place of work will be Westminster.
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: 26 February 2021
Applications will close at 5pm.
You may be asked to do an 'in-tray' exercise prior to the interview taking place.
Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis, so early application is recommended. We may appoint before the closing date.
Interested applicants should email their CV and a short covering letter to Kieran at email@example.com with the subject heading “[insert name]: Parliamentary Assistant Job Application”".
Please make reference to your current salary, salary expectations and notice period in your covering letter.