Date Added: 21 June 2022
: 4 July 2022
Job Title: Senior Parliamentary Researcher/Parliamentary Researcher
Working For: Jonathan Gullis MP (Stoke-on-Trent North)
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales
Length of Contract: Permanent
Jonathan Gullis MP is looking for a Senior Parliamentary Researcher or Parliamentary Researcher, dependant upon experience and interview, to join his Westminster office.
Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Undertaking desk research on a wide range of local and national issues to support Jonathan’s parliamentary work
- Analysing, evaluating and interpreting data on key policy issues
- Developing and maintaining current knowledge of bills, legislation and upcoming parliamentary debates
- Preparing detailed and well researched briefing notes ahead of meetings, engagements, parliamentary questions and debates
- Assist in writing external communications, including speeches and press releases for Jonathan
- Project Work
- Help draft amendments for reports (e.g. Select Committee, APPG’s etc.)
- London Diary Management
- Co-ordinate meetings and plan and support as appropriate/required
- Monitor local, regional and national media coverage and brief Jonathan on relevant issues
- Attend events with Jonathan as required, take notes of meetings and draft appropriate submissions
- Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from constituents, the media, lobbyists and pressure groups
- Efficient data and file management to ensure the office complies with the data protection legislation
- Engage confidentially, professionally, with care and integrity with members of the public, businesses and stakeholders, through all verbal and written communication
- Give tours of the Houses of Parliament
- General administration tasks and special projects when required
- There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and travel for work occasionally
Skills and Capabilities:
- Experience of working in Parliament (preferable)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong research skills
- Ability to work in a team and independently
- Have a keen interest in British politics and current affairs
- The ability to maintain complete discretion and confidentiality
- A pro-active attitude to work with a high degree of flexibility
- Ability to work under pressure
- Highly organised, able to prioritise and manage a heavy workload
- Willing to acquire local knowledge about Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke and key areas of interest to Jonathan
- Sympathetic to the aims of the Conservative Party
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: 4 July 2022
Applicants are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.
Start date to be agreed with successful candidate.
Applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted. Interviews may take place using online conferencing.
Please send a short personal statement setting out why you are suitable and a copy of your CV to email@example.com.
If you are selected for an interview, you will then be sent a written task to complete prior to the interview.