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Job Vacancy: Parliamentary Assistant

Part-time Parliamentary Assistant (4 Days a week)

Working For: Neil Coyle MP
Location: London
Job Details: Permanent, part time (with initial six month fixed term contract) 

Permanent, part-time (with initial six month fixed term contract).

Neil Coyle, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, is looking for a highly-motivated Parliamentary Assistant to support the work of his busy office. The successful applicants will have experience in a similar role and must possess the ability to manage a large workload and be administratively self-sufficient

Main responsibilities: To provide information, advice and support to Neil Coyle MP in his Parliamentary Work


Key Tasks

  • Manage large policy caseload
  • Policy research
  • Undertake research, usually from readily available sources, on straightforward subjects
  • Analyse and evaluate research and interpret data, ensuring key issues are identified
  • Prepare and present results, both orally and in writing, e.g. for parliamentary questions, briefing notes for committees, articles and press releases
  • Provide briefings and potential questions to the member and motions to be put to the House
  • Monitor Bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates, etc.
  • Monitor coverage in the media
  • Maintain, update and develop knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Manage Tour and PMQ tickets requests
  • Support MP with APPGs, committee and PPS work
  • Preparation of press releases, newsletters, blogs
  • Accompany MP in relevant Parliamentary Meetings
  • Ensure records are kept, with details of each issue by adhering to the Data Protection Act principles and respect the confidentiality of data at all times

Personal Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and ability to take initiative and be responsible for own workload
  • Awareness and understanding of local and regional political issues
  • Ability to prioritise a demanding workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Labour Party

The role is intended to be based in Westminster with some time spent in Bermondsey and Old Southwark where appropriate. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Closing date: 28th January 2016 at 12noon

Interviews/Start Dates

1st / 2nd February 2016

Successful candidate to start ASAP


Application Details

Please send a short covering letter explaining how you believe you meet the key responsibilities and a brief CV (not more than two sides of A4) to laura.hutchinson@parliament.uk by 12noon on 28th January





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