Date Added: 8 February 2024
: 25 February 2024
Job Title: Parliamentary/Constituency Assistant
Working For: David Johnston OBE MP
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales
Length of Contract: Permanent
David Johnston OBE MP is looking for a Parliamentary/Constituency Assistant to join his small team in his Westminster office.
You will help deliver David’s priorities for Wantage and Didcot, support his constituency work, organise his constituency diary, assist with his campaigns, support all members of the team with their work, undertake research on key issues, assist with administrative work, and respond to correspondence.
The successful candidate will be hard-working and organised, with the ability to work well in a small team and manage a busy workload. They will be confident in supporting all members of the team, and have excellent writing ability, research skills and attention to detail.
David is the MP for Wantage and Didcot, a constituency with 4 main towns and 64 villages which is home to everything from world-leading science organisations at Harwell Campus and Milton Park, to high-quality farms and areas of natural beauty, to the armed forces at the Defence Academy at Shrivenham and 11EOD at Vauxhall Barracks.
David is also the Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing at the Department for Education.
• Organise David’s constituency diary
• Assist with managing David’s constituency campaigns and projects
• Respond to correspondence from constituents and campaign groups
• Undertake research on local, regional, and national issues
• Provide administrative support to all staff members e.g. filing correspondence
• Provide support to all staff members with their work
• Assist with diary management
• There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of the normal working hours and occasionally travel to the constituency
• Any other duties as may be required to ensure the efficient running of the office
• Parliamentary experience is desirable but not essential
• Organised and able to prioritise a demanding workload to meet tight deadlines
• Strong oral, written and communication skills and excellent attention to detail
• Confident at speaking to people at all levels with compassion and understanding while maintaining confidentiality
• Excellent knowledge of politics and current affairs
• Excellent research and administrative skills
• Sympathetic to the aims and objectives 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: 25 February 2024
Candidates will be notified via email if they have been shortlisted for an interview.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, and we may appoint a candidate before the closing date – so do apply as soon as possible.
Interested candidates should send a CV and tailored cover letter (generic applications will not be considered) outlining their suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org