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Reference: 84625

Date Added: 15 June 2022
Closing Date: 26 June 2022

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher

Working For: Bim Afolami MP (Hitchin & Harpenden)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA Payscales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Opportunity to work as a Parliamentary Researcher for an extremely active Conservative MP. This is a demanding but rewarding role with an opportunity to make a real difference. The position requires a person who is highly organized and fully committed to providing support to Bim in a fast-moving working environment.

Experience of working in Parliament is preferable, but not essential.

Knowledge of the local area of Hitchin & Harpenden is preferable but not essential.

The successful candidate has:

• Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
• Proven research skills with the ability to draft correspondence and briefings, and to write succinctly and confidently
• Working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming Parliamentary business, with an understanding of how they impact the constituency
• Exceptional levels of organisation and the ability to work to tight deadlines
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Sympathy for the aims and objectives of the Conservative Party
• Ability to write persuasively and communicate complex policy themes with simplicity
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Resilience; capable of dealing with large workloads
• Able to prioritise instinctively
• Able to work independently but support the wider objectives of the team when required


Responsibilities will include:

• Drafting and sending correspondence to constituents and third-party organisations on a wide range of issues
• Liaising with Government agencies, voluntary sector and others to resolve matters
• Undertaking research and prepare briefings on local, national and international policy issues
• Suggesting parliamentary questions in line with local priorities
• Monitoring legislative agenda
• Helping to organise community engagement events
• Ensure records managed confidentially in line with the Data Protection Act

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.

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 June 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 4th July.

Ideally, a successful candidate could start role in July.

Application Details

Please email your CV, together with a one page covering letter to laura.bailey@parliament.uk
Short-listed candidates will be asked to write a piece outlining their political analysis of a major policy issue

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

Additional Notes