Parliamentary Assistant in Brussels

I am recruiting for a Parliamentary Assistant based in the European Parliament in Brussels.

JOB DETAILS

Providing office administration and diary management, including travel arrangements.
Supporting and implementing political campaigns relating to the MEP’s priorities.
Helping coordinate the activities of the MEP with the rest of their group.
Collating and presenting policy-related information.
Liaising closely with the Constituency based staff on operational matters.
Handling both written and electronic correspondence.
Contributing to the MEP’s communications including social media and the website.
Ensuring proper financial management is maintained, including appropriate logging of receipts and expenses.
Maintaining regular communications with the rest of the team

CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE

Experience of campaigning, research and policy work.
Excellent organisational, analytical and communication skills.
The ability to write confidently and to task.
Fast and accurate word processing and use of relevant IT packages.
A sound knowledge of the EU and its institutions.
A good knowledge of the the Labour Party and its policies.
A multi-tasker with good time management skills and able to work independently.
Full fluency in English is essential, a good working knowledge of French, with knowledge of other major European languages would be an advantage.
The candidate should be flexible, adaptable and conscientious.
Able to cope with a wide variety of contexts and have an ability to respond to urgent work and act quickly.
Tact and diplomacy, as well as enthusiasm and initiative are essential personal qualities for this post.
Previous experience in a political office would be beneficial.
A proven commitment to equal opportunities

Closing Date: 1st November 2016

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be in Central London. First Interview Thursday 3rd November. Second Interview 11th November

The job will start in Brussels in December 2016 or January 2017, there is some flexibility on the exact start date.

Application Details

Applications should consist of a letter of application and a CV. Any queries should be raised by email please. Please email your applications to matt@maryhoneyball.net.

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