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Reference: 71013

Date Added: 10 May 2019
Closing Date: 27 May 2019

Job Title: Constituency Assistant

Working For: Preet Kaur Gill MP (Birmingham, Edgbaston)

Location: Birmingham Edgbaston

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales, dependent on experience

Job Details

Preet Gill MP has a vacancy for a Constituency Assistant based in her constituency office, working alongside three experienced colleagues. Experience of working in the community will be helpful and the ability to learn quickly is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attending surgeries and other meetings in order to assist the Member in responding to issues raised by constituents;
  • Working with and managing key stakeholder relationships;
  • Acknowledging and addressing queries from members of the public within the Edgbaston constituency on a range of local and national issues;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks to help with the day-to-day running of the office.

Key qualities:

Candidates should be highly literate in written and oral skills. They should be highly organised with very strong attention to detail, and have a genuine passion to serve the public to the best of their ability. They should also be able to clearly show that they are able to work well with others in a constructive manner and use their initiative where necessary. They should have a driving licence and access to a car. Finally, candidates must be able to show a commitment to the aims and values of the Labour Party.

Please note that this vacancy is for 4 days a week, which must include Thursday and Friday.

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: 27 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted as applications are made and the appointment may be made before the closing date of midnight 27th May.

Application Details

Please submit a current CV and covering letter and contact details for two referees via email to: preet.gill.mp@parliament.uk with the subject 'Constituency Assistant Application'.

You’re also invited to complete an equalities form (https://www.preetkaurgill.com/sites/default/files/Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form-Preet-Gill-MP.pdf). This will be kept anonymous, and  will play no part in the selection process.

Due to the likely high volume of applicants, it will not be possible for us to acknowledge applications or provide feedback unless you are shortlisted.

Website: https://preetkaurgill.com/

Additional Notes