Liberal Democrats

Parliamentary Assistant (House of Lords)

Full Job Description

Salary:  £21,000 - £23,000

Benefit:  8% Employer’s Pension Contribution 

Responsible to:  Head of the Liberal Democrat Whips' Office, House of Lords

Hours:  Full time, 40 hours per week

Tenure:  2nd September 2019 - 31st July 2020

Location:  Liberal Democrat Whips' Office, House of Lords

Closing Date: 10pm, Sunday 23rd June 2019


The post holder will assist and support the Liberal Democrat group in the House of Lords in their Parliamentary work, and other members of staff in the Whips’ Office.

They will undertake research work as required.  They will work with the whips team to ensure good attendance at votes and record voting patterns.

They will benefit from an induction programme to help them become familiar with parliamentary procedures and the workings of a busy political office in the House of Lords.

It is recommended that you read the full job description before applying for this role.

For questions and further details, and to submit an application, please contact:

Please apply by email attaching:

  • A copy of your CV; including complete work history
  • A Covering Letter; no more than 2 pages of A4 in length, indicating clearly how your experience and skills meet the criteria stated in the job and person specification. Please also write your name on top of your supporting statement.
  • A completed diversity monitoring form 

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

Please let us have details of your current salary and two referees including one from your current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know.

We will notify all applicants when the process is complete.

Please note:  We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

The Liberal Democrats are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.

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