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Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, is looking for the ideal candidate(s) to join her hard-working, fast-paced and committed team in Parliament to assist in her Parliamentary work.

This opening is either one part-time (25 hours per week) OR a job share for two part-time candidates (15 hours per week). Applicants should make it clear which option they would prefer in their covering letter. Hours subject to agreement, however it would be preferable if a candidate could work Wednesdays.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a student, or someone looking for part-time work, who is interested in politics and looking to work for a frontbench spokesperson who is an active Member of Parliament.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Drafting political responses to constituent correspondence and keeping records on the caseworker.mp software;
• Regularly updating social media pages;
• Editing draft press releases from outside organisations;
• Dealing with and monitoring incoming telephone and visitor enquiries, responding to emails and letters, efficient data and file management;
• Opening and dispatching mail where necessary;
• Undertaking photocopying, scanning and formatting of documents;
• Ensuring office records are kept and an efficient filing system is in place and up to date;
• Adhering to the Data Protection Act principles and GDPR, and respecting the confidentiality of data at all times;
• Liaising on behalf of Sharon with relevant groups/personnel within Westminster and within the Constituency, including liaison with outside organisations and the general public;
• Assisting other members of staff where necessary;
• Performing other duties as and when required.

Experience of social media communications and campaigns would be an advantage. Full training will be given on the caseworker.mp software and work in a Westminster office.

Initial contract will be for 10 months, pending a successful probationary period of 4 months and further review towards the end of the contract.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO).

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 30th August. Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th September. We may hold second interviews on Tuesday 11th September. If you anticipate a problem with interview dates, please make this clear when you apply.

Candidates will be notified by email on Monday 3rd September if they have been offered an interview with further instructions.

Please send a short covering letter (maximum 1 side of A4) detailing why you are interested in the job and your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) to Jessica.faulkner@parliament.uk putting SHPT18 as the subject line.

Sharon recruiting for a Part-time Junior Parliamentary Assistant

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, is looking for the ideal candidate(s) to join her hard-working, fast-paced and committed team...

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington & Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, has today launched a survey for local constituents on Brexit.

This is the second consultation that Sharon has undertaken since the European Union (EU) Referendum of 2016. The questions focus on a number of key issues, including potential future scenarios, reasons for voting behaviour in the initial referendum, and overall opinions on the Brexit process.

Sharon Hodgson MP said:

‘Despite it being over two years since the referendum, the Government appears to remain bitterly divided when it comes to the nature of Brexit, and the uncertainty is already having a negative impact on people’s lives, and businesses in my constituency.

As many people will know, I campaigned and voted to remain in the EU. However, I recognise that a majority of people voted to leave, and ultimately I respect the result of the referendum. I therefore want to hear from as many people as possible in order to ensure that I am representing my constituents in the best way possible.

We are approaching a key moment in this process, and there will be some difficult choices to make about the future of our relationship with the EU. However people voted in the initial referendum, I know that they did not vote to be worse off than they were before.

The Government has a responsibility to deliver a deal that works for everyone, and if they are unable to do so, I want to hear what my constituents think should happen next.’

Those living within Sharon’s constituency of Washington & Sunderland West will be able to fill out the survey in the following ways:

Online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BrexitSurvey2018

Via Post: Please contact Sharon’s office to request a paper version of the consultation by using the details below:

Telephone: 0191 417 2000
Email: sharon.hodgson.mp@parliament.uk

Residents are invited to let Sharon’s office know if they have any accessibility requirements, or require the consultation in a different format.

If readers are unsure whether Sharon Hodgson is their Member of Parliament, they can check using this website:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/

 

Sharon Hodgson MP launches Brexit survey for constituents of Washington & Sunderland West

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington & Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, has today launched a survey for local constituents on Brexit. This is the second...

Sharon has received a response to her letter on 27th July.

Click here to view the letter (please note this will open in a new tab)

If any constituents have any queries about this response, please do email Sharon and we will forward your concerns on to Rolton Kilbride and the Local Planning Authority at the Council for you.

 

Click here to see Sharon's 27th July letter 

Sharon receives response from Rolton Kilbride to her letter on 27th July

Sharon has received a response to her letter on 27th July. Click here to view the letter (please note this will open in a new tab) If any constituents have...


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