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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.

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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.

Career Prospects

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.

London

23 hours ago

London

23 hours ago

London

23 hours ago

Part Time Caseworker for Adam Holloway MP
Conservative Party

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales - pro rata for 25.5hrs a week

Conservative Party

London

23 hours ago

Elections Coordinator
Women’s Equality Party

Salary: ​​£25,000 - £30,000 commensurate with experience

Women’s Equality Party

London

23 hours ago

London

23 hours ago

Events Coordinator
Women’s Equality Party

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 p.a. commensurate with experience

Women’s Equality Party

London

23 hours ago

Membership Engagement Executive/Membership Administrator
Liberal Democrats

Salary: Membership Engagement Executive: Full Time £21,000 - £24,000; Membership Administrator: Part Time £20,000 - £24,000 (pro-rata)

Liberal Democrats

London

23 hours ago

Events Coordinator & Events Assistant
Liberal Democrats

Salary: Events Coordinator: £26000 - £28000; Events Assistant: £22000 - £25000

Liberal Democrats

Cardiff

2 days ago

London

2 days ago

Disputes Administrator
Labour Party

Salary: £28,029.31 (gross) per annum, plus an annual fixed sum allowance of £390

Labour Party

Edinburgh

4 days ago

Stornoway

4 days ago

Caseworker for Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP
Labour Party

Salary: £21,633 per annum (pro rata) rising by increments to £23,673.

Labour Party

London

4 days ago

Secretary for Chris Philp MP
Conservative Party

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales (Part-Time)

Conservative Party

Cardiff

5 days ago

Two Researcher Posts Available
Plaid Cymru

Salary: £20,562 - £30,143 Pro rata

Plaid Cymru

Cheltenham

5 days ago

London

5 days ago

Researcher
Plaid Cymru

Salary: £23,750 - £34,786

Plaid Cymru

Manchester

5 days ago