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[15/04/2019 | No comment]

I’m recruiting for a full time Parliamentary Assistant to be based in my Westminster Office. The main duties of the role will include: 

  • Keeping up to date with Parliamentary bills, early day motions, legislation and debates
  • Undertaking research, usually from readily available sources
  • Provide briefings on policy issues, potential questions and motions put to the house
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, press releases, parliamentary questions etc
  • Give advice on policy issues
  • Monitor media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issues
  • Management of Liz’s Westminster diary
  • Respond to policy correspondence and enquiries
  • Provide generalist admin support

Required Skills

  • The successful applicant will have a strong record of research
  • Excellent communication skills, especially writing briefing materials and articles for print
  • The ability to produce work of a high standard, often under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to prioritise own workload
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and also as part of a small team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Previous Parliamentary experience is preferred but not essential
  • A keen interest in politics and current affairs

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.

Location: London

Salary Range: In line with IPSA guidelines

Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 2019  

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held w/c 6th May. The successful applicant will start as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send your CV and 1 page covering letter to vicky.street {at} parliament(.)uk  no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd May 2019. Interviews to be held in London w/c 6th May 2019. 

[10/04/2019 | No comment]

I have long campaigned for increased safety outside of our local schools. So I was so pleased to hear that following meetings that myself and Councillor Vijay Singh Riyait have held with the school and officers from the council, additional work is now being carried out near Belgrave St Peter’s Primary school to ensure young people can travel to and from school safely.

Plans have been agreed for a child bollard to be installed near the Red Hill roundabout and also on Abbey Lane. There will also be further pencil bollards installed on the corner of Thurcaston Road.

The school are also looking for a School Crossing Patrol Officer so if you know of anyone who may be interested, you can find more details here.

[08/04/2019 | No comment]

On Friday I visited Perfectly Edible’s West End café at Leicester’s West End Centre. It was fantastic to see so many people there enjoying the delicious food!

Thanks to donations from local supermarkets Gemma and the team at Perfectly Edible do an incredible job in reducing food waste and ensuring that local people can enjoy a lovely fresh meal! While there I also chatted to students from Leicester College who are taking part in some work experience. 

The café is open every Friday at Leicester Centre for Integrated Living. You can find our more here.  

[08/04/2019 | No comment]

I was absolutely thrilled to join students at Beaumont Lodge Primary School on Friday for their World Autism Awareness Week assembly. They were looking at the importance of understanding and celebrating difference and the how important it is to be kind to each other.

They also asked me lots of questions about being an MP and were really keen to learn more about the Houses of Parliament.

[05/04/2019 | No comment]

On 3 April, I attended a Parliamentary reception organised by Muslim Aid, the East London Mosque and Muslim Council of Britain to honour the victims of the appalling Christchurch attack. At the event, I signed a book of condolences for all those who were killed.

I have also added my name to a letter to the Home Secretary that calls for government funding for security at places of worship to be released as a matter of urgency so it is available before the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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