Date Added: 21 September 2023
: 6 October 2023
Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant
Working For: Anna Firth MP (Southend West)
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales
Length of Contract: 6 months with extension subject to performance review
Anna Firth, Member of Parliament for Southend West, is looking to recruit a full-time Parliamentary Assistant to join her team. The position will be based at her Westminster Office in London.
The ideal candidate will be highly organised, with excellent written and oral communication skills and must have the ability to work accurately in a fast-paced environment.
Key responsibilities include:
Responding to all policy correspondence from constituents on a wide range of issues
Assisting with speech & question drafting
Undertaking research and writing briefings
Liaising with the constituency office on local campaigns and projects
Drafting press releases on national/local issues
Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:
Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload, which can often change at short notice
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Strong research and IT skills
A keen interest in politics and current affairs
Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party
Previous campaigning experience and a clean UK drivind licence an advantage
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: 6 October 2023
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling bases, appointment may be made before the closing date.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Gill Lee email@example.com with "Parliamentary Assistant" in the subject line