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Parliamentary/Executive Assistant

Job Title: Parliamentary/Executive Assistant

Working For: Jacob Young MP (Redcar)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Job Details

Jacob Young MP is looking for a Parliamentary/Executive Assistant to join his busy Westminster office.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in all aspects of an MP’s work ranging from basic research to organising constituency visits and supporting Jacob in his role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary for the new Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government. The successful candidate will be dynamic, hardworking and eager to learn.

Requirements:

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills, with keen attention to detail. Especially important to be able to write succinct and engaging content. 
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and manage a busy workload
  • Self-motivated, confident and resilient in the face of challenges

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Redcar & Cleveland area
  • Understanding of the MPs interests, specifically in relation to his membership of APPGs
  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party

Main duties include the following:

  • Research local, regional or national issues to support the MP's parliamentary and constituency work, and prepare briefing notes
  • Monitor media coverage
  • Produce social media content and draft press releases and articles (on constituency, non-party-political matters)
  • Administrative work, including managing the MPs Diary
  • Organise and attend events with the MP in London, and take minutes
  • Undertake some aspects of casework, including policy enquiries
  • Provide support to all members of the team within the constituency
  • Managing any sensitive data in accordance with data protection legislation
  • Supervision of any interns/work experience in Westminster

There will occasionally be a requirement to work in the constituency and outside normal working hours.

Closing Date: 1 November 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews as soon as possible. A candidate may be employed before the closing date so early application is encouraged. 

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter setting out how your experience fits the requirements for this role to jacob.young.mp@parliament.uk with the subject heading “Parliamentary/Executive Assistant”.