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Reference: 92145

Date Added: 27 March 2024
Closing Date: 8 April 2024

Job Title: Legislative and Political Adviser

Working For: House of Lords – Opposition Leadership Office

Location: London

Salary: From £35,000 (depending on experience)

Length of Contract: to the General Election

Job Details

The successful candidate will be involved in advising the House of Lords Labour Leadership, Frontbench and Backbench Peers, with a focus on domestic public policy. The role includes drafting amendments, and detailed briefing and speaking notes for the Lords stages of government legislation.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide research and briefings for Shadow Ministers on legislation, debates, and parliamentary questions
  • Manage bills for the Labour Opposition through the Lords stages of government legislation, including preparing detailed amendments
  • Shadow the work of government departments as part of wider Labour Frontbench Teams, working across both Houses
  • Work within a small staff team
  • Maintain, update, and develop knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Monitor key debates and motions – principally in the Lords but where also relevant in House of Commons
  • Carry out research on identified legislation and issues
  • Analyse and evaluate research and interpret data
  • Prepare and produce speaking notes for Labour Shadow Ministers in the Lords
  • Prepare and present results, orally and/or in writing, for parliamentary questions, briefing notes, and meetings with politicians and stakeholders
  • Contribute towards the Labour Lords Leadership media responses
  • Advise and guide the Leadership, Frontbench, and as appropriate Backbench Peers on policy issues
  • Liaise with national bodies, government agencies, lobby groups, and trade unions
  • Develop knowledge in specialist areas as required by the Labour Lords Leadership

Key Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of Parliament and the British political system, including party politics and the role of media
  • Experience of working in a party political environment
  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Work confidently and co-operatively in a fast-moving, multi-tasking environment
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external contacts
  • High level written and oral communication, and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Competent use of IT

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: 8 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th April with a start date in early May

Application Details

To apply for this role, please send CV and covering letter to HOLOPPOSITIONWHIPS@parliament.uk by midday on Tuesday 8th April 2024.

Website: https://www.labourlords.org.uk/

Additional Notes