Date Added: 5 May 2022
: 20 May 2022
Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher
Working For: Maria Miller MP (Basingstoke)
Salary: According to IPSA payscales (Full -Time)
Length of Contract: 1 year with renewal at the end
Maria Miller, Member of Parliament for Basingstoke, is looking for a committed full-time Parliamentary Researcher.
The position includes a wide variety of responsibilities, and the successful candidate needs to be a self-starter with a keen interest in politics. You will be able to use your own initiative to start new, and add to, existing projects. Work well to mutually agreed deadlines, create rapid reaction pieces at short notice and be able to produce a range of material to support MPs work.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy Parliamentary office.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Undertaking desk research on a wide range of local, regional or national issues to support Maria’s parliamentary work
• Writing detailed reports / briefings based on findings of research
• Preparing briefing notes ahead of meetings and media appearances, when required
• Monitoring media coverage, liaising with local/national media, writing and distributing press releases
• Coordinate social media output and maintenance of the MP’s website
• Planning and organising diary, campaigns & events
• Attend events with the MP in London or the constituency
• Assisting with policy responses, casework and responding to general constituency enquiries
• Undertaking other ad hoc projects and general administrative duties as necessary
• Engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
• Handling sensitive personal data responsibly
You will have:
• A minimum of two years experience of working in a demanding office environment in a related role.
• Strong research skills with experience in policy research and/or preparation of high-level briefings or policy papers on complex issues.
• High standard of written and verbal English and excellent written presentation skills.
• Demonstrable attention to detail.
• Enthusiasm and the desire to take on demanding and challenging work.
• Good time management skills and experience working to multiple deadlines.
• Keen interest in politics and current affairs
• Ability to work in a team and independently
• A good understanding of legislative processes in the UK would be an advantage.
Flexible Working / Core hours 10-4 Monday to Friday
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: 20 May 2022
Interviews - w/c 23 May 2022
Start Date - no later than end of June 2022
An appointment may be made prior to the closing date.
To apply please send a CV and one page covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Parliamentary Researcher Application' as the subject.