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Reference: 85661

Date Added: 22 August 2022
Closing Date: 6 September 2022

Job Title: Personal Assistant

Working For: Preet Kaur Gill MP (Birmingham Edgbaston)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: 12 months with a view to extend

Job Details

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston and Shadow Cabinet Minister for International Development is looking for a personal assistant to join her team.

This is a full-time role (5 days a week)

Candidates should be highly literate and personable with a good telephone manner. They should be extremely well organised with a strong attention to detail in a time pressured situation and be able to act independently and use their initiative.

They will report directly to Preet.

Candidates must be able to show a commitment to the aims and values of the Labour Party.

Key responsibilities
Open, handle and action email, post, and social media enquiries.
Diary management.
Assist with arrangements for meetings and events.
Respond to enquiries by telephone, email, and social media, passing on queries to another team members/MP as appropriate.
Photocopying, filing, record-keeping and typing correspondence.
Engage professionally, confidentially and with care and integrity with members of the public. 
Assist in the writing of speeches.
Assist in the compilation of briefing packs.
Assist in the updating of social media on request.
Efficient data and file management to ensure the office complies with the data protection legislation.
Note taking.
Database management using office software (e.g. Microsoft Office)
Occasional, working out of office hours may be required.
Prior experience of working as a personal assistant is desirable but not essential.

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: 6 September 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on the week commencing the 12th September 

Interviews will be in London. 

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter setting out how you meet the criteria to preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk 

Please contact the office at the same email address with any questions

Unfortunately we will only be able to respond to applicants who are invited to interview.

Website: http://www.preetkaurgill.com/

Additional Notes