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Reference: 41251

Date Added: 19 July 2013
Closing Date: 5 August 2013

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Jo Swinson MP (East Dunbartonshire)

Location: Bearsden

Salary: £16,000 - £18,000 dependent on experience

Job Details

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An empathetic, organised, highly efficient individual is sought for the role of Caseworker to Jo Swinson MP. The role is permanent, based on a working week of 37.5 hours. The position is based within a lively and dynamic team in Jo’s constituency office in Bearsden, approximately 20 minutes from Glasgow City Centre by train.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent written English skills
  • Be able to produce a high volume of accurate letter drafts under time pressure
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Be competent in use of IT
  • Be a strong communicator who is able to empathise with others

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting correspondence
  • Providing advice and support to constituents on a variety of issues, through liaison with Government agencies, the local Council and others
  • Occasionally undertaking constituency surgeries and other meetings on behalf of the MP
  • Dealing with daily queries from members of the public by phone or in person, and taking the appropriate initial action to resolve, document or escalate their concerns or enquiries
  • Keeping accurate records, in line with Data Protection and principles
  • Undertaking general administrative/secretarial tasks
  • Some evening work may be required, in exchange for time off in lieu

We welcome applications from a diversity of backgrounds, and to prevent discrimination your name and school will be blanked out before short listing. We are also happy to discuss flexible working.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 5 August 2013

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th August. Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a task prior to being interviewed.

Application Details

To apply please send your CV and a hand-written covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for this position to: Cara Keenan, 126 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 3RB.

For more information please call Karen Hurst on 0141 943 1565 or by email: hurstk@parliament.uk.

Website: http://joswinson.org.uk

Additional Notes