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Reference: 80053

Date Added: 31 August 2021
Closing Date: 15 October 2021

Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Assistant/Senior Communications Officer

Working For: David Rutley MP (Macclesfield)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with strong communication and written skills.  They will have a clear understanding of current affairs and solid experience in dealing with complex policy issues and casework, writing press releases and producing detailed responses.

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the media and monitor coverage, prepare press releases and a news column on a regular basis
  • Deal with a large caseload of complex policy issues and casework on the Member's behalf, including drafting high quality detailed letters, submissions and reports
  • Progress casework as required
  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the Member is accurately informed on key issues
  • Undertake research on complex subjects

Skills and values:

  • Self starter
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Experience of providing high quality detailed written responses and reports
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to prioritise, manage a busy workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Have a working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business



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: 15 October 2021

Interview/Start Dates

To be confirmed

Application Details

Please send your CV and a covering email, with 'Parliamentary Assistant/Senior Communications Officer' in the subject line to David's Chief of Staff:


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

Additional Notes