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Reference: 83957

Date Added: 7 May 2022
Closing Date: 19 May 2022

Job Title: Communications and Administration Officer (Westminster)

Working For: Stephen Kinnock MP (Aberavon)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales - 3 days per week

Length of Contract: Fixed Term - 6 months with potential to extend

Job Details

Stephen Kinnock MP is recruiting for a new role in his busy Westminster office. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to use and develop their political experience in the office of a frontbench Labour MP.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with colleagues in Stephen’s constituency office and the offices of other MPs, to understand current trends in casework.
  • Use Parliamentary mechanisms to make an impact on behalf of constituents.
  • Develop strong relationships and communicate with stakeholders inside and outside of Parliament, including with those relating to his shadow ministerial brief on immigration.
  • Develop a strong understandings of stakeholder policy objectives and priorities, relating to Stephen’s frontbench and backbench workstreams.
  • Develop knowledge of legislation, Hansard, debates, and other Parliamentary procedures.
  • Handle administrative arrangements for meetings, in Parliament and outside.
  • Collate and/or prepare briefing notes to accompany diary entries.
  • Respond to enquiries by telephone and email, passing on queries to other team members as appropriate.
  • Undertake general office tasks such as photocopying, filing, and typing correspondence.
  • Offer occasional assistance with speaking notes, article writing and social media.

Required skills & experience:

  • Experience of working in an office environment as part of a team. (Essential)
  • Experience of working in a politically sensitive environment. (Essential)
  • Well organised, with have the ability to work to tight deadlines, manage competing priorities and have an eye for detail. (Essential)
  • Good communication and people skills and confident when interacting with people. (Essential)
  • Competent IT knowledge including Microsoft Office. (Essential)
  • Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Labour Party. (Essential)
  • Previous experience of a parliamentary or constituency office. (Desired)
  • Knowledge of immigration policy, and the political debates and sensitivities around it. (Desired)
  • Knowledge of the type of challenges facing constituents. (Desired)

 

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: 19 May 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews: w/b 23 May 
Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a covering letter indicating how you meet the experience and skills detailed in job description and person specification to Joe Jervis at joe.jervis@parliament.uk. Please do also email if you have any questions about the role, accessibility, or anything else.

Website: https://www.stephenkinnock.co.uk/

Additional Notes