Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Administration and Communications Officer


Applications for this post have now closed.

Administration and Communications Officer

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, is looking for the ideal candidate to join her hard-working, fast-paced and committed team in Parliament to assist in her Parliamentary work.

Location: London - Westminster office based

Pay: In line with IPSA pay scales (2023-24)


Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

· Assisting with the running of various All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs);
· Meeting with stakeholders on a variety of issues;
· Liaising on behalf of Sharon with relevant groups/personnel within Westminster and within the constituency, including liaison with outside organisations and the general public;
· 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;
· Drafting political responses to constituent correspondence and keeping records on the software;
· 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 respecting the confidentiality of data at all times;
· Performing other duties as and when required.

Knowledge of software as well as Microsoft Office would be an advantage.

Initial contract will be for one calendar year, pending a successful probationary period of 6 months and further review towards the end of the contract.

Appointment will be subject to successful application to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO), and suitable references.

The deadline for applications is: 19/2/2023.

Interviews will take place on: 2/3/2023.

(If you anticipate a problem with interview date, please make this clear when you apply.)

Candidates will be notified by email if they have been offered an interview with further instructions.

Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

Applicants 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:

[email protected], putting AC23 as the subject line.

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