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Reference: 90096

Date Added: 2 September 2023
Closing Date: 22 September 2023

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Ed Miliband MP (Doncaster North)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Ed Miliband is recruiting for a full time Parliamentary Assistant primarily based in his Westminster office.

Main duties will include:

  • Assisting with the diary, with supervision from the Office Manager
  • Drafting responses to policy correspondence and enquiries
  • Providing general admin support
  • Assisting parliamentary and constituency offices with project work
  • Assisting with research, usually from readily available sources
  • Drafting briefings on policy issues, potential questions and motions put to the house
  • Booking and organising events

Required Skills

  • Previous Parliamentary experience is preferred
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent communication skills – a high standard of written English is essential for this role
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work often under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to prioritise own workload
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and also as part of a small team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A keen interest in politics and current affairs
  • Ability to travel to Doncaster one day a week (travel costs will be met)
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Labour Party
  • An understanding of social media and ability to draft engaging comms

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: 22 September 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are likely to be held week beginning 25th September and start dates will as soon as possible. Due to the expected number of applicants it will not be possible to acknowledge or give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter (max 2 pages) explaining why you are interested in applying for this post with brief details of your most recent experience and a two page CV to ed.miliband.mp@parliament.uk 

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

Additional Notes