Date Added: 1 May 2018
: 28 May 2018
Job Title: Constituency Caseworker
Working For: Rory Stewart MP (Penrith and the Border)
Location: Penrith and the Border
Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales
Rory Stewart MP is looking for a full-time constituency caseworker to start as soon as possible. Applicants should be self-motivated, conscientious, cheerful and flexible with excellent attention to detail, time management, organisational and problem solving skills. They must work well under pressure and have good personal and diplomatic skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely. Previous experience of politics is desirable but not essential.
Applicants must be experienced in Microsoft Office suite, have a full UK driving licence and use of their own car, and be prepared to work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends. Remote working can be discussed. Upon appointment, the successful candidate will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO).
Key duties include but are not limited to: full responsibility for all constituency casework and enquiries; preparing of press releases and statements; attending local events, meetings and constituency surgeries; research support for debates/PQs; secretarial and administrative support; engaging with a broad range of officials and with the general public.
This will be an interesting and rewarding role for the right candidate.
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: 28 May 2018
Applications close on Monday 28 May 2018. Interviews will take place in Penrith shortly after the closing date.
To apply please send a CV and brief covering letter, with your full contact details and subject line 'Caseworker application - YOUR NAME' by email to - firstname.lastname@example.org.