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Reference: 92366

Date Added: 19 April 2024
Closing Date: 3 May 2024

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Dean Russell MP (Watford)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA guidelines

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure Member is accurately informed on key issues
  • Assist in writing external communications including speeches for the MP
  • Assist with casework as required
  • Attend and participate in meetings as appropriate
  • Compilation of briefing packs for MPs, take notes of meetings and draft appropriate submissions
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business including
  • Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates etc. To include Brexit and local planning outcomes
  • Efficient data and file management to ensure the office complies with the data protection legislation
  • Engage confidentially, professionally, with care and integrity with members of the public, through
  • telephone enquiries, social media, email and face to face
  • Exposure and management of complex cases
  • Give advice on policy issues
  • Have working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business including how they impact on
  • the constituency
  • Maintain positive on-going relationships with all parties including members of the public, groups,
  • suppliers and Westminster where required
  • Monitor local, regional and national media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issues
  • Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends to the Office Manager/MP
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions etc.
  • Progress casework as required
  • Project Work
  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
  • There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and travel for
  • work occasionally
  • To advise and ensure the MP is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
  • Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed
  • Work with colleagues in communications/casework to identify potential impacts from the research work
  • and disseminate them effectively
  • To support the Member with having a visible presence in the constituency
  • To help ensure the Members social media and website are updated regularly

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: 3 May 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Please note that we might appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to dean.russell.mp@parliament.uk 

Please ensure to add ‘Job Application’ to the subject line.

Website: http://deanrussell.co.uk

Additional Notes