Interim Parliamentary Assistant  

Job Details:

Location: Westminster (with some working in Slough)
Salary: IPSA salary band London area Research 2 (from £25,500-£28,000)
Deadline: 9th October, Midday
Start date: ASAP, subject to security clearance 

 Tan Dhesi MP is looking for a Parliamentary Assistant to cover a (Shared Parental Leave) period of 6 months, to support the work of his busy office. 

 Key responsibilities: 

  • To support Tan in his role as Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, including giving advice on policy issues. 
  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure Member is accurately informed on key issues 
  • Assist in writing external communications, including speeches for the MP and social media posts 
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for parliamentary activity, including press releases, parliamentary questions etc  
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business 
  • Monitor local, regional and national media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issue 
  • Assist with casework as required 
  • Respond to correspondence and enquiries from constituents, and external organisations. 

Skills and attributes: 

  • Excellent written and personal communication skills  
  • Interest and knowledge in economic policy 
  • Strong research ability and organisational skills  
  • Excellent understanding and use of social media 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently  
  • Previous experience of working in Parliament is desirable  
  • Sympathetic to the values of the Labour Party 

 Application Details: 

To apply for this post, please email a one page covering letter and CV to by the deadline, with the subject “Application: Parliamentary Assistant”. 

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