Closing Date: 8 July 2018

Job Title: Parliamentary Research Editor

Working For: Parliamentary Research Service (PRS)

Location: London

Salary: c.£34,000 PA 

Job Details

Based in Parliament, the Parliamentary Research Service (PRS) is a pooled research facility working for over 150 Labour MPs. The PRS provides information and research for its members in support of their parliamentary duties.

The PRS is looking for a talented and enthusiastic researcher/writer/editor to work closely with the Deputy Director on the production of high quality, accurate research materials for PRS members.

The successful candidate will be an skilful proof-reader with a developed understanding of grammar and syntax and an interest in all things parliamentary. Roles will include fact-checking, writing and rewriting copy and some administrative duties as part of the workflow system. The role will involve assisting the production of various written materials to meet strict deadlines. This is an opportunity to join a busy team, in a role that has scope for development, including contributing research work, and some supervisory tasks.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • To write copy to a high standard
  • To sub-edit and rewrite parliamentary research work to a high standard
  • To sub-edit in knowledge of and in compliance with PRS house style
  • To fact-check copy with diligence and commitment
  • To carry out other administrative and research duties at the request of the Deputy Director

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Significant, demonstrable experience of Parliament
  • Sound political judgement and ability to use initiative to produce high quality, accurately researched materials
  • A developed and nuanced understanding of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation
  • Expert knowledge of parliamentary procedure including the passage of Bills, EDMs and Backbench business
  • Knowledge of policy areas and/or devolved Government in the UK a distinct advantage
  • Keen awareness of UK Government and Opposition policy
  • An ability to take the initiative and problem solve at a level appropriate to the role
  • A high-level of concentration and attention to detail
  • A positive and collaborative attitude towards achieving team objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build contacts internally
  • A high-level of general knowledge

Closing Date: 8 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interview: Week beginning 9 July

Start date: ASAP

Application Details

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter stating why they are suitable for the role to Dan Whittle, PRS Director, at


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