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Reference: 88486

Date Added: 17 April 2023
Closing Date: 26 May 2023

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Amanda Solloway MP (Derby North)

Location: Derby North / London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Key responsibilities include:

• Preparing media articles for issue to press outlets, the MP’s website & social media accounts
• Monitoring media coverage and social media channels
• Creating communications plans to accompany campaigns and events
• Producing and editing videos and other content for social media
• Establishing effective working relationships with local and national media
• Taking ownership of projects involving parliamentary offices and external organisations
• Identifying opportunities to pursue topics of local importance and to progress priority campaigns
• Progressing and drafting policy responses as required
• Liaising with various stakeholders (Local & National Government and other organisations) to assist in the resolution of constituent cases
• Attending meetings/events/drop-ins to assist the Member
• Assisting with other office tasks as required

Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
• Excellent IT skills
• Ability to write to a high professional standard
• Ability to see trends in complex issues as well as develop knowledge in specialist areas
• Ability to carry out tasks quickly and to a high standard, with attention to detail
• Excellent knowledge of politics and current affairs
• Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.

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: 26 May 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis as soon as applications are received. Please note that an appointment may be made prior to the closing date. The successful candidate would ideally be able to start as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please email your CV and brief covering letter to amanda.solloway.mp@parliament.uk

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

Additional Notes