Political Parties jobs
Welcome to the home of Political Party Jobs
It’s not just politicians that work in political roles. There are many political jobs that support the work of elected politicians at parliaments and in their constituencies.
All political parties require this type of support and jobs can be found in all the major parties. You can find these jobs all over the country as elected politicians across all levels of Government need staff including UK Government and the devolved Parliaments in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff.Read more...
Political Party jobs range from Parliamentary Assistants, Researchers, Caseworkers and Communications Officers. Although job titles may vary across the parties, many of the responsibilities are the same.
What skills are needed?
Working for a political party requires a broad range of skills including communication, research, organisation, an understanding of how parliaments work and a sound knowledge of politics and policy.
Working Conditions and Pay
Political jobs usually involve being based in a busy office environment either at a Parliament or in the politicians constituency. Constituency office working can also involve working some evenings and weekends. The job can be stressful but also rewarding and interesting.
Pay scales for political jobs vary depending on experience and who you work for. Although there are suggested pay scales politicians have discretion to set pay for their employees and don’t always follow it given they have limited budgets to spend on staff. The average salary for a Parliamentary Assistant is around £23,000 per annum although this can rise to around £50,000 for Special Advisors to senior politicians.
Outside of the party career, prospects include many public affairs/policy jobs such as working for lobbying companies, political consultancy firms, pressure groups, think tanks or trade unions. Other career opportunities include working for Independent Public Bodies, the media or educational or research institutions.
Salary: In line with IPSA guidelines
Salary: £35,995.17 (gross) per annum with an annual fixed sum allowance of £1060
Salary: £47,082.73 (gross) per annum with an annual fixed sum allowance of £2,453.
Salary: In line with IPSA Payscales
Salary: £7,425 (for one day per week only)
Salary: In line with IPSA guidlines
Salary: Real Living wage as outlined by the Living Wage Foundation
Salary: £34,986 (spot salary)