Closing Date: 7 February 2023 23:59pm

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham Deptford)

Location: London

Salary: £25,500

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Vicky is looking for a Parliamentary Assistant to support her work in Westminster. The successful candidate will be keen to learn, have excellent attention to detail and be great at forward planning. This is advertised as a full-time, permanent role. Please note that occasional evening or weekend work may be required

Vicky is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch.

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure Member is accurately informed on key issues
  • Assist in writing external communications including speeches for the MP Assist with casework as required
  • Attend and participate in meetings as appropriate
  • Compilation of briefing packs for MPs, take notes of meetings and draft appropriate submissions
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on relevant areas of parliamentary business including Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates etc.
  • Engage confidentially, professionally, with care and integrity with members of the public, through telephone enquiries, social media, email, and face to face
  • Give advice on policy issues
  • Have working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming business including how they impact on the constituency
  • Help draft amendments for reports and prepare briefing materials
  • Maintain positive on-going relationships with all parties including members of the public, groups, suppliers and Westminster where required
  • Monitor local, regional and national media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issues Monitor social media activity and report any relevant trends to the Office Manager/MP
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions etc.
  • Provide generalist admin support
  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries
  • To advise and ensure the MP is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
  • Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed
  • Work with colleagues in communications/casework to identify potential impacts from the research work and disseminate them effectively

Additional responsibilities

  • Gather policy information to assist with resolving questions from constituents
  • Take initial action on policy queries from members of the public, including responding on behalf of the MP as appropriate
  • Critically analyse patterns of enquiries and articulate the findings in reports and communication with the MP and other staff members

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work alongside an established team.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage own workload, prioritise and work flexibly under pressure.
    • Excellent IT, administrative and organisational skills.
    • Experience of dealing with highly sensitive and confidential information.
    • Understanding of and sympathy with the aims and goals of the Labour Party.

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.

 Closing Date: 7 February 2023 23:59

 Interview/Start Dates

We are provisionally planning to hold interviews in person (including a written test) on Wednesday 15th February. Start date TBC but ideally as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (1 side of A4 max) outlining why you believe you are suitable for the role to, stating ‘Parliamentary Assistant’ in the subject line.



Vacancy - Parliamentary Assistant to Vicky Foxcroft MP
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