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Reference: 84720

Date Added: 22 June 2022
Closing Date: 1 July 2022

Job Title: Parliamentary Researcher

Working For: Dr Daniel Poulter MP (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)

Location: London

Charity Number: N/A

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Dr Dan Poulter MP is looking for a Parliamentary Researcher to join his busy team, based in Westminster.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven research skills with the ability to draft correspondence and briefings
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming Parliamentary business, with an understanding of how they impact the constituency
  • Analytical skills with an ability to identify & investigate trends, & interpret data
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to prioritise workloads
  • The ability to work independently but support the wider objectives of the team

The following would be desirable, but not essential:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of the local area of Central Suffolk & North Ipswich
  • Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Conservative Party

The role will involve:

  • Undertaking research on complex subjects
  • Analysing, evaluating & interpreting data to ensure the Member is accurately informed on key issues
  • Preparing & presenting results for the purposes of briefing notes for Committees, Parliamentary Questions, articles & press releases
  • Advising the Member on policy issues
  • Researching local, regional or national issues to support the Member’s work
  • Leading on project work when required
  • Liaising with government agencies, local authorities, the voluntary sector & others to assist constituents
  • Drafting responses to a wide range of policy correspondence & enquiries from constituents, lobbyists, local interest groups & other stakeholders on a wide range of issues
  • Ensuring records are managed confidentially in line with the Data Protection Act
  • Tabling parliamentary questions & monitoring legislative agenda
  • Diary management

This is a demanding but rewarding role with an opportunity to make a real difference. The position requires a person who is highly organised & fully committed to providing key support to the Member in a fast-moving working environment.

The role will be 37.5 hours per week, with a preference to work the hours primarily across Monday to Thursday, so flexibility to work into the evenings would be advantageous. There may be a requirement to work on Fridays in the constituency on an ad hoc basis.

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: 1 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Closing Date: 01 July 2022
Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 4th and/or 11th July 2022
Ideally, the successful candidate could start the role w/c 8th August 2022

Application Details

Please send a short personal statement setting out why you are suitable for the role, along with a copy of your CV to elaine.joseland@parliament.uk

If you are selected for an interview, you will then be sent a written task to complete prior to the interview.

Please also contact the aforementioned email address with any queries or questions about the role and/or the application process.

Website: http://www.drdanielpoulter.com

Additional Notes