Job Vacancies at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) exists to connect, develop, promote and support Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA collaborates with Parliaments and other organisations, including the intergovernmental community, to achieve its Statement of Purpose.


CPA activities focus on the Commonwealth’s commitment to its fundamental political values, including: just and honest government, the alleviation of poverty, fundamental human rights, international peace and order, global economic development, the rule of law, equal rights and representation for all citizens of both genders, the separation of powers among the three branches of government and the right to participate in free and democratic political processes.

We are currently recruiting into the following vacancies at our CPA Headquarters Secretariat based in London. 

1. Programmes Assistant 
Salary £25,951 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting)


We are looking for a, motivated, hard-working and organised individual who is committed to the aims of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 

Working under the supervision of the Programmes Managers to ensure the smooth, timely and cost-effective administration of conferences, events and meetings.  The postholder will provide support to the Head of Parliamentary Development and Programmes Managers in preparing and delivering CPA programmes, contributing to the maintenance of programme budgets and maintaining financial best practice.  The requirement to providing research and drafting speeches where required, are also key components of the role. 

You will need to have attention to detail, excellent planning and organising skills, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and work as a team player.

Please click here to download the job description and person specification for this position.


2. Programmes Administrator (2 positions)
Salary £17,405 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting)


We are looking for a, motivated, hard-working and organised individual who is committed to the aims of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 

Reporting to the Programmes Manager, this position requires a motivated, hard-working and organised individual who will provide administrative support in the delivery of series of programmes/events for the CPA membership.  The post holder will ensure the smooth, timely and cost-effective administration of allocated conferences, events and meetings duties. 

You will need to have attention to detail, excellent planning and organising skills, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and work as a team player.

Please click here to download the job description and person specification for this position.


If you are committed to progressing Parliamentary Democracy, highly self-motivated, hard-working and an organised individual who is willing to take on responsibility, then please apply for one of these job roles with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

PLEASE NOTE: All posts are subject to UK Border Agency requirements for those who already have the right to work in the UK.  Due to the volume of applications, only those short listed for interviews will be contacted.

How to apply:

To apply for either of these job roles at the CPA please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two A4 pages, stating how you fulfill the requirements of the job role. 

Applications should be sent by email to: sharon.moses@cpahq.org

The closing date for applications for both job roles is: Monday 8 April 2019 by 18.00 (6pm).

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 22 April 2019


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For general enquiries to the CPA Headquarters Secretariat please email hq.sec@cpahq.org or call 0044 (0)20 7799 1460.

Page updated 19 March 2019/CPAHQ.