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Reference: 85542

Date Added: 13 August 2022
Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Alex Burghart MP (Brentwood and Ongar)

Location: London or Work from Home

Salary: Salary in line with IPSA pay ranges and expected to be in the region of £25,500 - £37,466

Length of Contract: Permanent with a 6-month probation period

Job Details

Alex Burghart MP is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated individual as his Parliamentary Assistant on a permanent basis. The successful applicant can be based either in their home or in Westminster. This role will primarily be dealing with casework and projects.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

• Assisting in writing external communications
• Assisting with casework, policy correspondence, and project work
• Attending meetings and visits in the constituency when required
• 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, through telephone enquiries, social media email and face to face
• Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business
• Have working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business including how they impact on the constituency
• Monitor local, regional, and national media coverage and provide briefings on relevant issues
• Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends to the team
• Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
• Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed
• Work with colleagues to identify potential impacts from the research work and disseminate them effectively

Requirements:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
• An ability to handle matters sensitively, confidentially and to work well as part of a small team
• Good command of IT, website tools and social media applications
• Strong academic record and inter-personal skills
• A keen interest in politics and current affairs (although previous Parliamentary experience is not required)
• Links to or knowledge of the constituency will be beneficial but not essential

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: 31 August 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews expected to commence as soon as possible so the successful applicant can start at the earliest opportunity.

Application Details

Please email alex.burghart.mp@parliament.uk with CV and covering letter and mark the subject title ‘Application for Parliamentary Assistant’.

Website: https://www.alexburghart.org.uk/

Additional Notes