Opportunities and Vacancies

CPA UK offers a range of career opportunities from programme and project management to administration. We give people the unique opportunity to support international leaders in capacity building from our office located in the Palace of Westminster. 

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Current Vacancies:


Projects Assistant - Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK)

Fixed term to the end March 2021 with a possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Band D £23,443 (entry level) to £26,752 (maximum) per annum. Appointment will normally be made at entry level.

CPA UK is recruiting for the Project Assistant role.  We currently have two vacancies for this role. These are exciting roles in a busy and dynamic team, normally located in the heart of Parliament, although currently working remotely due to Covid-19. The roles require a diplomatic and sensitive approach and have a highly administrative component. 

If you are selected to work as a Project Assistant you will be based in the Multilateral Projects Team, but will also be part of a ‘pool’ of Project Assistants and Project Officers, who work across the two main delivery teams on a range of multilateral and bilateral projects.

Multilateral Projects Team

Project Assistants help in planning and running multilateral projects and programmes for parliamentarians, parliamentary officials, academics and other stakeholders across the Commonwealth. Projects range in theme, linked to CPA UK’s Strategic Objectives and/or thematic priorities: Modern Slavery, Public Accounts Committees, Women in Parliament, Security and Trade. You would be expected to assist with the organisation and logistics of large-scale activities, such as conferences, seminars and workshops. These activities would normally take place in Westminster, the UK and occasionally overseas, but are currently  being delivered virtually due to Covid-19. Tasks may include delegate and speaker liaison, collating materials, supporting event communications, including social media, venue/digital platform logistics, arranging hospitality and transport (where applicable) and other ad hoc tasks as they arise.  You may be required to travel abroad to support the delivery of activities, when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Full details including the job description can be found here.

To apply, please refer carefully to the guidance notes as we have specific requirements for the submission of anonymous documents. When applying, both your CV and completed application must be anonymous. Failure to make both documents anonymous will result in your application not being considered.

Once you’ve completed the application form please ensure to send;

  1. completed application form
  2. CV to CPA UK recruitment: cpaukrecruitment@parliament.uk
  3. Include your phone number in your email

Important information

  • Please note if both the completed form and CV are not returned, your application will not be put forward to the sifting panel.
  • CPA UK carries out anonymised recruitment to continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce. The personal information (i.e. your name) on your application form and CV will be concealed during the sifting phase and only the names of those who are being invited for interviews will be made known to the panel.
  • Therefore, when sending your CV and application form please ensure that you do not put your name on either of these documents. Your name and contact details should be sent only in the body of the email. We thank you for your cooperation.
  • If you are invited to interview, your suitability will be assessed by the core competencies required; these are set out in the Job Description.
  • Roles may be considered for job share or flexible working.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 19th July 2020. All submissions must be delivered by that time. Applicants are advised that late submissions will not be considered. 

Virtual interviews (using Microsoft Teams) will be held on Thursday 30th or Friday 31st July 2020. If you have not received an invitation to interview prior to the dates of interview, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. It is hoped that the successful candidates will take up the role as soon as possible following completion of all relevant checks including security clearance.


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