Date Added: 13 March 2017
: 3 April 2017
Job Title: Administration Officer
Working For: Liz Kendall MP (Leicester West)
Salary: £16,500 plus pension contributions
Liz Kendall, Labour’s MP for Leicester West, is looking for a warm and friendly individual with bags of enthusiasm to work in her very busy constituency office. The ideal candidate will be able to offer exceptional customer service. They will also be well organised, have an eye for detail, with very strong communication and administrative skills.
•Provide a front of house enquiry service, responding effectively to correspondence, email, face-to-face and telephone enquiries from constituents. In most instances, the successful candidate will be the first point of contact for constituents.
•Provide advice and support to constituents on a range of issues.
•Liaise with public sector agencies and other third party organisations on behalf of constituents.
•Effectively triage enquiries, either by resolving them in the first instance or by referring them to the relevant colleague.
• Assist in the drafting and editing of responses to policy related enquiries and other correspondence.
•Support the caseworker to make sure enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner, following office procedures.
•Ensure all cases are logged and updated on all office systems.
•Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant guidelines and legislation and monitor local news/developments.
•Assist in the organisation and delivery of community campaigns, engaging local residents on issues that affect their neighbourhood. This includes organising public meetings, conducting surveys and drafting correspondence.
•Take a leading role in the administration of the office, including ordering stationary, sorting the post, keeping the office's databases up to date, scanning, photocopying and stuffing envelopes.
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: 3 April 2017
Interviews will be held on Thursday 6 April in Leicester, with a follow up discussion on Tuesday 11 April. The successful candidate will be encouraged to join the team as soon as possible after this date.
Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page) to Amanda Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the high volume of applications expected, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.