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Reference: 87498

Date Added: 25 January 2023
Closing Date: 7 February 2023

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Vicky Foxcroft MP (Lewisham Deptford)

Location: London

Salary: £25,500

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Vicky is looking for a Parliamentary Assistant to support her work in Westminster. The successful candidate will be keen to learn and have excellent attention to detail. This is advertised as a full-time, permanent role. Please note that occasional evening or weekend work may be required

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Analyse and interpret data to ensure Member is accurately informed on key issues
• Assist in writing external communications 
• Attend and participate in meetings as appropriate
• Compilation of briefing packs for MPs, take notes of meetings and draft appropriate submissions
• Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business.
• Engage confidentially, professionally, and with integrity with members of the public, through telephone enquiries, social media, email, and face to face
• Give advice on policy issues
• Have working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business including how they impact on the constituency
• Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends
• Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions
• Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries and assist with casework
• To advise and ensure the MP is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
• Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed
• Work with colleagues in casework to identify potential impacts from the research work and disseminate them effectively
• Gather policy information to assist with resolving questions from constituents
• Take initial action on policy queries from members of the public, including responding on behalf of the MP as appropriate
• Critically analyse patterns of enquiries and articulate the findings in reports and communication with the MP and other staff members

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work alongside an established team.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to manage own workload, prioritise and work flexibly under pressure.
• Ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information.
• Understanding of and sympathy with the aims and goals of the Labour 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: 7 February 2023

Interview/Start Dates

We are planning to hold interviews in person (including a written test) on Wednesday 15th February.  Start date TBC but ideally as soon as possible.

Application Details

Vicky is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (1 side of A4 max) outlining why you believe you are suitable for the role to vicky.foxcroft.mp@parliament.uk, stating ‘Parliamentary Assistant’ in the subject line.

Website: http:// www.vickyfoxcroft.org.uk

Additional Notes