Researcher and Personal Assistant for Eluned Parrott AM

2012 Hydref 16 4:38 PM

Researcher and Personal Assistant for Eluned Parrott AM, Regional Assembly Member for South Wales Central

Salary range: £19,296 - 28,287 (Band 2)

(Please note that recruitment will normally be at the minimum of the range)

Working hours: 37

Location: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

Eluned Parrott, Regional Assembly Member for South Wales Central, is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a keen interest in politics to provide the Member with high quality research services on a wide range of topics. We are looking for a creative thinker with a commitment to developing new ideas, to help us improve quality, promote innovation and identify opportunities to be involved in key research.

Main duties include:

  • Providing a comprehensive research support service for the Assembly Member

  • Preparing research briefings, speaking notes and questions according to the guidance provided

  • Working closely with the Regional Manager who manages the Member's diary and ensuring that the Member is sufficiently briefed in advance of all engagements

  • Assisting with other aspects of the team's work, including casework and campaigns when necessary

Essential criteria include:

  • Relevant experience in a research or information environment

  • Evidence of good analytical skills, including the ability to summarise accurately a wide range of views and be able to quickly identify key issues from a variety of sources of information

  • Excellent and demonstrable written and oral communication skills

  • An ability to make appropriate and effective use of ICT to analyse and present information

  • Ability to operate in a sensitive political environment

This challenging role provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to work in an exciting and rewarding political environment.

Please note appointment will be subject to references and a security check.

You are advised to read the full Job and Person Specification before applying for this post

For further information, or to submit an application form, please email [email protected]

Closing date: 24 October 2012 (e-mail submissions by 17.00)

Interview date: To be determined

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