Parliamentary Assistant to Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Job Category: Research
Travel: Occasional travel to Plymouth
Level/Salary Range: £23,750
Position Type: Full Time
HR Contact: Nicky Williams: 01752 717255
Date Posted: 25 July 2017
Date Expires: 12 noon on 11th August 2017
Luke was elected as the Labour and Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport in June. In the two months since his election he has launched campaigns for better transport for the far south west, to protect Plymouth’s defence jobs, to create the UK’s first National Marine Park in Plymouth Sound and campaigned on tower block safety and the electoral shambles from the General Election. Jeremy Corbyn appointed Luke as a PPS for Sue Hayman, the Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in July 2017.
Luke’s Parliamentary Research Assistant will be Luke’s key link in Westminster. Providing day to day administrative support for the running of the Westminster office this role will also involve drafting briefings and supporting Luke’s policy campaign work in particular around defence, transport, maritime and environmental matters. Experience of these areas is helpful but not essential. Social media expertise as well as excellent written skills is a must. Being able to cope with an energetic new Member of Parliament who is keen to change the world in a million and one ways, while keeping on top of competing tasks is essential.
Understanding of Labour and co-operative politics would be an advantage as would understanding of Plymouth and the far south west. Although the role is based in Westminster occasional travel to Plymouth is part of this job as is working with Luke’s team based in Plymouth.
If you are interested in applying for this role please download and complete the following:
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject Line: Parliamentary Assistant Application by 12 noon on the 11th August 2017. Please note CVs will not be accepted.