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Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant/Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Working for: Rupa Huq MP

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales, dependent on experience

Job Details

Rupa Huq MP is looking for a confident, self-motivated individual to work in her busy Westminster office to assist with her parliamentary work.  The ideal candidate will have experience of working in Parliament, be well organised with strong research, communication and administrative skills.

Key responsibilities:

Develop and maintain knowledge of current legislation, Parliamentary Questions, Early Day Motions and debates.

Undertake research on issues, prepare and present results for the purposes of briefing notes for committees, Parliamentary Questions, articles and press releases.

Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure that Rupa is accurately informed on key issues and to ensure opportunities to contribute to debates and to table questions are maximised.

Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from constituents, the media, lobbyists and pressure groups.

Progress policy casework and respond to routine correspondence and enquiries relating to policy issues.

Provide organisational support for events in Westminster.

Other duties as required.

Person specification:

Good understanding of the parliamentary process with previous experience of working for an MP.

Sound research and analytical skills to provide concise but informative briefings.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Highly organised and able to prioritise a demanding workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Ability to show initiative and work independently but also be a member of a close-knit team.

Sympathetic to the aims and values 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:

Monday 25th September - applications close at 9am. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.  Please note that due to the high volume of expected applications we will only contact you if shortlisted for the role.

Application details:

To apply, please email your CV plus a short covering letter of no more than one A4 side setting out your eligibility for the role, paying particular attention to the necessary skills, responsibilities and experience to rupa.huq.mp@parliament.uk copying in pauline.hill@parliament.uk  and using the subject line ‘Parliamentary Assistant – YOUR NAME’.

Parliamentary Assistant Vacancy

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Catalyst Gateway’s Summer Programme enjoyed its first West London finale event, celebrating a month of activities for young people and families in four of Catalyst’s neighbourhoods.

The Catalyst Summer Programme, which provides a wide range of free activities for children and young people every weekday throughout August, has long been a highpoint of the year at Church End in Brent. This year, Catalyst Gateway rolled it out to three more areas in West London: Windmill Park in, Havelock, and Friary Park. The month ended with a carnival celebration at North Acton Playing fields, bringing together families from all four neighbourhoods.

Over 200 children came along to the celebration, many bringing their families along. The day began with a mixed football tournament run by QPR, with a barbecue lunch followed by a live band. The afternoon was filled with various activities, including a graffiti mural from Goldfinger Factory, giant inflatable games, healthy cooking and arts and crafts. There were also performances from young people who’d been learning rap and street dance throughout the week.

By building relationships with young people throughout the programme, and holding the carnival celebration in a location outside any of the four neighbourhoods, Catalyst Gateway were able to overcome perceived barriers between the neighbourhoods and attract a great crowd. Angelina Cox, Brent resident and regular volunteer with the Summer Programme, said ‘This is a great venue for the carnival event, with space for everyone to run and play. It’s wonderful to see all four centres come together.’

The day ended with certificates for all the young people who participated, awarded by Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, who said, "It was great to reward the young people from various corners of Ealing Borough with certificates for their participation in the summer programme. I hear a lot of youth complaining that there is nothing to do in the holidays so this addresses that very thoroughly. It's the first time that this scheme has operated in these West London neighbourhoods; let's hope that there are many more to come."

Rupa Huq MP delivers awards at Catalyst’s end of summer festival

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Dr Rupa Huq , Ealing Central and Acton

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