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Reference: 62124

Date Added: 9 August 2017
Closing Date: 25 August 2017

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Christine Jardine MP (Edinburgh West)

Location: Edinburgh although some travel to London

Salary: £20,420 - £31,111 PA dependent on experience

Length of Contract:

Job Details

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join the newly established office of Christine Jardine MP as a Parliamentary Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity based in the constituency and will require some travel to London. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys the challenges and flexibility of working in a small team, be organised and have a strong desire to help constituents. Some evening and weekend work will be required which time off in lieu will be given.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the British and Scottish political scene (Essential)
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the local community (Essential)
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills with the ability to identify and take forward issues on behalf of constituents (Essential)
  • Flexible approach to working with the ability to work on their own initiative within a small local constituency office (Essential)
  • High Standard of administrative skills with a demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Access and Outlook (Essential)
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal with a polite, pleasant and confident telephone manner and be able to deal with constituents and outside bodies in a confidential manner (Essential)
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive issues and respecting the need for confidentiality (Essential)
  • Strong organisational skills (Essential)
  • Experience in dealing with Casework (Desirable)

Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office. See Members’ Staff Security Clearance page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 25 August 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held at the constituency office in Edinburgh on Thursday 31 August with a view to starting ASAP.

Application Details

To apply, send a copy of your CV, along with a single page supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the requirements set out above to: christine.jardine.mp@parliament.uk.
If you have any queries, please telephone Jenny Stewart (Head of Office) on 07856873337.

Website: http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/christine-jardine/4634

Additional Notes