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Reference: 84520

Date Added: 10 June 2022
Closing Date: 24 June 2022

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Working For: Chris Loder MP (West Dorset)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA Pay Band 2

Length of Contract: Fixed Term

Job Details

Chris Loder, MP for West Dorset, is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant for his Westminster office. You will work very closely with Chris to help him represent his constituents to the highest standards in Parliament. This is an exciting opportunity to make an important contribution to a very busy office at a significant time in British politics.

You will be responsible for managing the inbox and fast-moving diary in Parliament (including commitments in the Chamber, on the Transport Select Committee, and the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme) as well as contributing to projects and handling external communications.


  • Significant experience working with senior executives in high-pressure settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to balance competing demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely well organised with a very keen eye for detail.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular Microsoft Outlook and Word.


  • Experience with external communications including social media.
  • Experience working with a wide variety of external stakeholders.
  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide executive support to Chris and associated interest groups as required.
  • Manage a fast-moving diary.
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Manage the inbox and personal emails and correspondence.
  • Produce briefings for meetings and speeches.
  • Assist with external communications, including updating social media and online content.
  • Resource and project management.
  • Take minutes and produce meeting notes.
  • Efficient data and file management to ensure the office complies with the data protection legislation.

There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside normal working hours and travel for work occasionally.

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: 24 June 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Likely to be week commencing 27 June 2022.

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter (maximum of 500 words on how your professional expertise and experience meets the requirements for this role) to chris.loder.mp@parliament.uk with the subject heading ‘Executive Assistant application’.

Website: http://www.chrisloder.co.uk/

Additional Notes