PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANT – 6 MONTHS PART TIME, 3 days per week -
Pro rata to £23,000 - £25,000 pa DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
I’m Emily Thornberry, the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury, and Labour’s Shadow Minister for Employment. Islington is a great place to work – this is a deprived inner-city constituency, but we are only a few miles from Westminster, and many members of the media and other celebrities live here. We also have an interesting mix of restaurants, bars, shops and small businesses.
I have a strong and friendly team of five supporting me in my work in Westminster and in my constituency office. My diary manager/constituency organiser, who had been with me for over two years, has decided to move on, so I am looking for a replacement. I will be offering this post part-time (3 days - Wednesdays, Fridays and one other day each week) on a 6-month fixed-term contract.
You will be expected to divide your time between my two offices, in Westminster and in my constituency, helping to run my diary and arrange events, and providing me with the support I need to engage with the local community and attend constituency events. You will assist with the management of my Westminster office, including dealing with media enquiries, responding to constituents’ emails and supervising junior staff.
This is an interesting and challenging job for someone who is prepared to work hard and learn fast.
Application packs can be downloaded here.
Completed application forms should be returned to Frances Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th October. Interviews will take place on Saturday 7th November.