Lucy Powell MP requires a personal assistant to help in her busy office. The position can be based in Manchester or London and she welcomes applications for both locations.
The successful candidate should have fantastic organisation skills and experience organising a busy diary would be advantageous.
The role is primarily to assist Lucy in managing her Westminster and constituency diary although it will involve other administrative tasks.
The role is full time and the successful candidate will be offered a temporary contract until the General Election although there may be opportunities to continue this and to develop the role in the future. Candidates should be sympathetic to the aims of the Labour Party.
Handling administrative arrangements for meetings with members of the public/MPs surgeries
Liaising with suppliers when required regarding office supplies
Opening and dispatching mail
Photocopying, filing, record keeping and typing correspondence
Providing administrative support in relation to MPs expenses scheme
Responding to telephone enquiries by telephone and email and passing enquiries to MP and other team members as required
Salary: £17,000 adjusted for London
Lucy is keen for the applicant to start as soon as possible and the position requires a short application period so the closing date is January 20th. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.
Applications should be in the form of a CV and covering letter of no more than 500 words sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Personal Assistant Application. Any requests for further information should be emailed to the same address with the subject Personal Assistant Information Request.
Postal applications should be sent to Lucy Powell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA but please be conscious of the application deadline.