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.


Following a restructure we currently have a number of vacancies at our CPA Secretariat based in London within our Programmatic Projects Team:  Programmes Manager and Two Programmes Assistants.


To be considered for either of these positions you will need to be motivated, hard-working and organised individuals.  You must demonstrate a willingness to take responsibility for providing either supervisory and/or administrative support to the Secretariat in the planning, organising and provision of project support on CPA activities. Candidates must have experience of working in a matrix environment, to multiple deadlines as well as comfortable with a level of ambiguity.


The Programmes Manager will support thematic leads/Heads and Communications as well as the supervise work of the projects team.  It is essential candidate(s) have matrix team experience as well as skills in leading a high performing yet collegiate multicultural team.


As Programmes Assistants or Programmes Administrators you will be supporting a small, diverse and dedicated team in developing and running a calendar of member events and outreach activities ranging from large conferences to more bespoke seminars.

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.


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 visit the CPA website at for further information about the CPA, and click on the relevant job title below to download the job description:


Programmes Manager 

Programmes Assistant 

Programmes Assistant/HR 

Method of application for the above positions: CV and a covering letter (4 pages max), with the names and addresses of two references, by email to by 18th August 2017Interviews will be held end August 2017 in London.

Programme Administrator

Method of application: CV and a covering letter (4 pages max), with the names and addresses of two references, by email to by 31st July 2017. Interviews will be held mid to end of August 2017 in London.

Further information about the CPA and a Job Description can be found here:

For informal enquiries please contact Anis Ghanti on (+44-20) 7799-1460

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.