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Reference: 86690

Date Added: 14 November 2022
Closing Date: 31 January 2023

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Judith Cummins MP (Bradford South)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Judith is looking for a highly motivated individual to be based full time in her parliamentary office to support her work in Westminster.

The successful candidate will: -

  • Possess good political awareness and judgement.
  • Be a self-starter and have excellent organisational skills.
  • Possess excellent oral communication skills.
  • Have proven research skills with ability to draft correspondence, speeches, and articles.
  • Have a strong team working ethic.
  • Be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Labour Party.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will: -

  • Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed.
  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure Judith is accurately informed on key issues.
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business including motions, legislation, Hansard, debates etc.
  • Help draft amendments for reports and prepare briefing material.
  • Ensure Judith is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House.
  • Give advice on policy issues.
  • Assist in writing external communications including speeches for Judith.
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions.
  • Maintain positive on-going relationships with all parties including members of the public, groups, and House staff.
  • Ensure that Judith's current and future work in parliament is communicated effectively to  her Bradford Office so that work is effectively coordinated.
  • Support the coordination of Judith’s Westminster diary.
  • Ensure Judith is briefed for each upcoming meeting, take notes of meetings if required and draft appropriate submissions and follow-ups.
  • Assist with casework as required.
  • Take part in project work as required.
  • Provide generalist admin support.
  • There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of 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: 31 January 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Judith is looking to appoint as soon as possible, so candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Early applications are welcomed and encouraged.

Application Details

Please send your CV of no more than two pages, including a one page covering letter and 300 words on what you think are likely to be the key issues facing Bradford South constituents over the next year to  judith.cummins.mp@parliament.uk  with 'Parliamentary Assistant application - YOUR NAME' as the subject line.

Unfortunately, due to a large volume of interest, we will only be able to contact candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for this role.

Website: https://judithcummins.org.uk/ 

Additional Notes