Job Advert: Researcher


Stephen Kinnock MP is looking to employ a Researcher for his busy Westminster office.

More details below. 

Closing date: 17 March 2018 (applications close at 11.59pm on 17 March. Any applications received after this time will not be considered)

Working for: Stephen Kinnock MP

Location: Westminster Office, London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job details

The role will include:

  • Undertaking research
  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the MP is accurately informed on key issues
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, Hansard, debates, etc.
  • Monitor media coverage and brief the MP on relevant issues, briefing media (print, broadcast and digital); and identifying media intervention and political opportunities for the MP
  • Drafting speeches, articles, press releases and all other Westminster based external communications
  • Ensure the MP is fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
  • Prepare and present briefing notes for committees, parliamentary questions, parliamentary debates etc., with a particular emphasis on steel, industrial strategy, the EEA/EFTA, Israel/Palestine, Brexit, funding for Wales, the fourth industrial revolution, electoral reform
  • Drafting amendments to legislation, written and oral parliamentary questions,
  • Give advice on policy issues
  • Project work
  • Leading on strategic planning with the MP and constituency office
  • Diary management, office administration and managing the MP’s social media profiles, including producing, editing and distributing videos of all the MP’s media and Parliamentary appearances


Desirable skills & experience

  • Previous experience of a Parliamentary or constituency office
  • Knowledge of the British steel industry
  • Knowledge of the process of exiting the European Union
  • Be well organized, have the ability to work to tight deadlines, manage competing priorities and have an eye for detail;
  • Good communication and people skills and confident when interacting with people;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Competent IT knowledge including Microsoft Office;
  • Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Labour Party and politically aware.

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 -

Interview / Start Date: Week commencing 16 April / 30 April

How To Apply: Please send a CV and a covering letter indicating how you meet the experience and skills detailed in job description and person specification to Cari Morgans at