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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.

Surrey

11 hours ago

Agent
Conservative Party

Salary: in excess of £40,000 FTE

Conservative Party

Edinburgh

2 days ago

Parliamentary Assistant
SNP Scottish National Party

Salary: £17,582-£18,500 per annum, pro-rata, dependent on experience.

SNP Scottish National Party

London

2 days ago

Parliamentary Researcher for Preet Kaur Gill MP
Labour Party

Salary: In line with IPSA pay-scales and dependent on experience

Labour Party

London

3 days ago

Press Officer
SNP Scottish National Party

Salary: Dependent on experience and in line with pay scales.

SNP Scottish National Party

London

3 days ago

Colchester

3 days ago

Caseworker for Will Quince MP
Conservative Party

Salary: In accordance with IPSA guidelines

Conservative Party

Sutton Coldfield

4 days ago

London

4 days ago

London

4 days ago

Overseas

4 days ago

Wolverhampton

4 days ago

Constituency/Communications Officer for Emma Reynolds MP
Labour Party

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales and dependent on experience

Labour Party

Llandudno

4 days ago

Office Manager for Janet Finch-Saunders
Conservative Party

Salary: £24,632 - £34,765 (pro rata - 5 point scale, appointment will only be above point 1 in exceptional circumstances)

Conservative Party

London

6 days ago

London

6 days ago

Targeting Systems Manager
Labour Party

Salary: £44,145.38 (gross) per annum, plus an annual fixed sum allowance of £1,060

Labour Party

Various Locations

6 days ago

Trainee Digital Community Organiser
Labour Party

Salary: £24,596.31 per annum (in addition to London Weighting for roles based in London) plus a fixed sum allowance of £1,060 and a car allowance of £4,200

Labour Party

Llandudno

6 days ago

Kirkcaldy

7 days ago

Parliamentary Assistant (Maternity Cover)
Labour Party

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales (between £20,420 - £31,875 dependent on experience)

Labour Party