Job opportunity – Parliamentary Assistant

Emily Thornberry MP is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Parliamentary Assistant to join her Westminster office, with particular responsibility for managing her diary. This is a demanding yet rewarding role where you will be able to support Emily in her roles as a busy constituency MP, active Labour campaigner, and as Shadow Attorney General.

Previous experience of working in Parliament is desirable. The successful candidate will be highly organised, adept at working in a fast-paced environment and able to work independently and proactively to ensure Emily can deliver her important responsibilities effectively.

Knowledge of Islington South and Finsbury is desirable.


  • Manage Emily’s diary, with responsibility for managing scheduling, organising meetings, and keeping the diary up to date in Outlook.
  • Ensure Emily is aware of and prepared for her day-to-day schedule, by preparing effective briefings and providing regular in-person diary updates.
  • Attend events and meetings with Emily or on her behalf, as required.
  • Liaise with a broad range of constituency and parliamentary stakeholders, both on the phone and in person.
  • Proactively lead on individual projects and activities with minimal supervision, including supporting the organisation of Emily’s agenda at Labour Party Conference and for other key events.
  • Organise travel and accompany Emily to events, including on occasion outside of London.
  • Support other members of the parliamentary team in day-to-day office administration.
  • Undertake other duties as required.

The role will involve some working outside of normal working hours and will involve some national travel.

Skills, experience, and qualities:

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, including experience of effective diary management.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the legislative and political system of the UK, as well as an understanding of party politics.
  • Ability to deal with constituents and other stakeholders in a compassionate, understanding, and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks effectively, and to work well and keep calm under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong team-player, who is able to work well with others and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Politically sensitive and able to work with tact and discretion.
  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Labour Party.

Salary: £25,500 – £28,000 dependent on experience

How to apply:

To apply for the role applicants should complete the application form that can be found by clicking the button below.

Completed applications should be emailed to by no later than midnight on 13 June 2023.

We will not accept candidates that send a CV and cover letter. 

Interviews will take place the week commencing 26 June (tbc).

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