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Job Title: Parliamentary Affairs Officer
Reports to: Parliamentary Affairs Manager
Start Date: January 2018 preferred
Salary: £22,000 (rising to £24,000 upon successful completion of probationary period)
Closing date: 8 December 2017 (interviews will be held on Thursday 14 December and Friday 15 December)
Prefered start date: January 2018

Job Description

To support the Parliamentary Affairs Manager in coordinating, developing and facilitating the IPT’s Fellowship Programme for parliamentarians (MPs, peers, and senior House staff) and with the running of other parliamentary activities.

  • Design and co-ordinate bespoke Fellowship programmes for a set list of parliamentarians under the supervision of the Parliamentary Affairs Manager, liaising with a cross-section of parliamentarians, their staff and industry representatives.
  • Engage and recruit parliamentarians for Fellowships and for broader IPT activities, including one-off site visits and IPT events.
  • Research, background analysis and tracking of target parliamentarians for participation in Fellowships.
  • Regular liaison at a very senior-level with industry representatives supporting the IPT or who are a target audience for the IPT.
  • Support IPT events in Parliament to publicise Fellowships to wider networks of parliamentarians and stakeholders.
  • Support the Parliamentary Affairs Manager in coordinating the Industry Visits programme and liaise with parliamentarians and industry representatives in organising and managing industry visits.
  • Ensure data on parliamentarians involved in IPT programmes is recorded, updated and captured on the IPT’s CRM system.
  • Draft communications content to publicise IPT Fellowships, including press releases, social media content, and update the website.
  • Provide other support as required by the Parliamentary Affairs Manager or CEO.

Person Specification

We are looking for a self-starter with demonstrable interest in Parliament and current affairs. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, while also being able to drive projects independently. A knack for communicating and building relationships is essential, as is initiative in driving your own personal and professional development.

We are happy to give the right candidate a first step on the career ladder and provide the professional development opportunities that will help kick start a career in parliamentary affairs.

  • Ability to prioritise, multitask and juggle a busy workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication, able to represent at a very senior level, with strong selling and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrable interest in current affairs, parliament and UK business
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Office package
  • Confident working with people in positions of power
  • Willing to work evenings and early mornings as per business needs

Please note that Parliamentary security clearance will be required for this post.

Application Details
To apply for this role please send Angela Hodder ( AngelaHodder@ipt.org.uk) the following:

  • CV
  • Covering letter (max one page) outlining your suitability for the role and relevant experience.

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