Calling all Liberal Democrat Women, would you like to work for a Member of Parliament in Westminster Parliament? Greg Mulholland, MP, is looking to recruit a new Parliamentary Researcher. Applications from groups generally under-represented in politics, including people who may define as disabled, BAME, women, will be particularly welcomed. If you are interested in the position please click on this tab to find out more.
Closing Date: 5 December 2016
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales (starting £23,000)
Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, is looking for an organised and highly motivated individual to be his Parliamentary Assistant/Researcher. You will be a key member of the team with responsibility for the smooth operation of the Westminster Office.
Supporting Greg’s work as a Member of Parliament: researching issues and preparing briefings, speeches, articles and parliamentary questions and motions and working on national campaigns; assisting constituency staff with matters requiring parliamentary action.
Identifying opportunities to promote and extend Greg’s work, maximising coverage in the media and on social media.
Ensuring that the Westminster office runs smoothly, including managing Greg’s London diary and travel, providing support at meetings, supervising interns and making arrangements for visitors.
• excellent research and written and oral communication skills;
• ability to prioritise work in a busy office, meeting tight deadlines;
• ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a small committed team;
• strong administrative and organisational skills;
• proficiency in the use of IT and social media;
• willingness to carry out day-to-day tasks;
• sympathetic to the values and aims of the Liberal Democrats.
Experience of working in Parliament, of working with the media, and press and of diary management would be an advantage.
We particularly welcome applications from groups generally under-represented in politics, including people who may define as disabled, BAME, women.
Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.
5 December 2016
Applications should be received by 12 noon.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13 December.
Further information is available by contacting [email protected].
Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter or email should be sent to [email protected].