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.

For enquiries about Human Resources at the CPA please contact Sharon Moses, HR Consultant via email:

Current CPA job vacancies

Vacancy: Executive Assistant – CPA Secretary-General’s Office (CPA Headquarters, London, UK)

The CPA is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Commonwealth national as an Executive Assistant - CPA Secretary-General’s Office. This position requires a motivated, hard-working and organised individual who is committed to the aims of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 

Reporting to the Head of Private Office, the post holder will also have direct day to day accountabilities to the CPA Secretary-General and Director of Operations. This post works independently performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative and clerical support duties as well as operational and Human Resources duties. An integral part of this role is to support the logistical planning of CPA’s governance meetings; biannual executive committee meetings; and annual conference. 

We are keen to hear from ambitious Commonwealth nationals with the right to work in the UK who have the aptitude, appetite and drive in engaging new and key audiences and enhance the reach and promotion of Parliamentary democracy.

To read the full job description for this role along with the person specification and salary please click here.
Method of application:

Please send your CV and a covering letter (4 pages max), stating how you fulfill the requirements of the role to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2 February 2020. Interviews will be held during the w/c 10 February 2020.


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

Page updated 13 January 2020/CPAHQ.