Emily Thornberry Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury
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 email@example.com 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).