Date Added: 28 March 2018
: 20 April 2018
Job Title: Caseworker
Working For: Darren Jones MP (Bristol North West)
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales, dependent on experience.
Darren Jones MP is seeking a part-time caseworker (20 hours per week) for his constituency office in Bristol North West.
Although previous casework experience would be highly beneficial it is not essential. More important are strong organisational, time management and Microsoft Office skills and the flexibility to work in a busy office environment. Bristol North West is a diverse constituency and this will be both a demanding and rewarding role.
The successful candidate will join Darren’s constituency team dealing with constituents, resolving problems on a wide range of issues including access to welfare benefits, housing and immigration.
You will attend 50% of Darren’s surgeries with the MP, taking notes and following up on agreed actions.
You will need to develop a good knowledge of the constituency, and the various actions an MP can take to assist his constituents. You will be enthusiastic, confident and empathetic about helping local people and you will also need to understand the limits and remit of an MP and be able to communicate these sensitively to constituents.
The role may also require some flexibility on working pattern to help cover leave and very occasional evenings/Saturdays (by arrangement in advance).
Working pattern to be negotiated but the successful candidate must be available to work at least 9.30-1.30pm on Fridays to attend surgeries. Ideally working pattern to be split over Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
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: 20 April 2018
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Bristol North West on Friday 27th April. Successful candidates will be informed of their invite to interview on Monday 23rd or Tuesday 24th April.
Applicants should send their CV with a detailed covering letter setting out how they meet the requirements of the role (500 words max) to Darren Jones MP at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Caseworker application”.
For more details, please contact Darren Jones MP or Sam Taylor, Office Manager via email@example.com