Monday, 12 March 2012

Job Advert: Parliamentary Assistant

Title: Accredited Parliamentary Assistant

Location: Brussels

Details: Liberal Democrat MEP Rebecca Taylor is seeking a Parliamentary Assistant to provide support for her work on the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee. Applicants must have:
· a legal background (qualified lawyer/degree in European law)
· excellent English (native speaker or equivalent) plus another EU language
· a minimum of 2 years professional experience in EU affairs, ideally including time spent in one of the EU institutions.
The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, able to work independently and as part of a team, and would have affinity with Liberal Democrat values. Knowledge of the Yorkshire and Humber Region would be an advantage.

Salary: In-line with European Parliament pay-scales and depending on experience.

Contact: Please send CV and application letter to Rebecca Taylor

In your application letter please explain how you meet the three essential criteria. Applicants not meeting the three essential criteria will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date/Start date: The deadline for applications in 9am on Monday 19th March. Interviews will take place in late March/early April.


  1. So why have you wasted your time and money advertising for an assistant and inviting candidates to send their resumes to the very same person that now holds this position. Transparency???

  2. @Gayle: I was recruiting a 2nd assistant and hired a person I had never come across before after receiving 60 applications and interviewing 5 candidates. Anyone meeting the criteria in the job ad had a chance of being recruited. No money was spent advertising the post.