Roz Currie

Chief of Staff

Job Advert - Administrative Assistant



Administrative Assistant

Tommy Sheppard MP

Job description and person specification


Salary: £20,000 pro-rata


Job Details: 2 days / 14 hours a week – to be worked on a Monday-Wednesday.


Location: 94 Portobello High St and 18 Niddrie Mains Road


Key task: To support the administration of a busy MP’s office working closely with a small team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Opening and dispatching mail
  • Photocopying, filing, record-keeping and typing correspondence
  • Assisting with arrangements for constituency events including arranging surgeries
  • Replying to and recording policy based emails
  • Answering phone calls from the public
  • Ensuring enquiries are dealt with sensitively and confidentially
  • Assisting with efficient record keeping data and file management to comply with Data Protection
  • Providing occasional secretarial support to constituency meetings
  • Other relevant duties as occasionally directed by the MP or Chief of Staff

Person Specification

The post holder will have:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • An appreciation of the responsibilities involved in dealing with sensitive and confidential information
  • Competent use of IT, in particular MS Office, and the ability to adapt quickly to new software
  • Experience of working in a busy and demanding office would be an advantage


A CV and covering letter should be sent to Roz Currie (Chief of Staff) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject header “Admin Assistant Application”.

Applications will close at midday on Friday 20th April with interviews scheduled to take place on Monday 7th May.


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