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Reference: 92133

Date Added: 26 March 2024
Closing Date: 12 April 2024

Job Title: Policy Assistant

Working For: Preet Gill MP (Birmingham Edgbaston)

Location: Constituency Office

Salary: In line with IPSA Pay scales

Length of Contract: 12 month with a view to extend

Job Details

Candidates should be highly literate and personable with a good telephone manner. They should be extremely well organised with a strong attention to detail
You must have excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills and a willingness to learn
You will be expected to act independently and provide information, advice, and support to constituents on a range of policy issues and other social issues and make appropriate representations on their behalf.

Key responsibilities
• Progress policy casework as core part of the role
• Have working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business including how they impact on the constituency.
• Analyse, evaluate, and interpret data to ensure the MP is accurately informed on key issues.
• Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business including Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates etc.
• To identify policy work that can be raised in Parliament and used on local/national campaigns.
• Take responsibility of some campaigns
• Prepare and present parliamentary questions
• Written correspondence to ministers
• Assist with casework as required
• Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends to the Office Manager/MP.
• Engage confidentially, professionally, with members of the public, through telephone enquiries, social media, email and face-to face.
• Attend and participate in meetings as appropriate.
• Work with colleagues in communications/casework to identify potential impacts from the research work and disseminate them effectively.

Personal Specification - essential unless noted otherwise
• Excellent written (including letters) communication and organisational skills
• Excellent time management, able to work under pressure and able to meet tight deadlines
• Able to manage and prioritise own workload
• Experience of research and a high standard of digital skills
• Ability to work effectively in a small team
• Commitment to aims and values of the Labour Party
• Driving licence and use of a car (desirable)

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: 12 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Candidates should send their CV and a one-page covering letter outlining why they would like the role.
This should be set via email to preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk with the subject titled Policy Assistant  Application.
For an informal discussion, please telephone Marie on 0121 392 8426.

Website: http://www.preetkaurgill.co.uk/

Additional Notes