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Reference: 72019

Date Added: 24 July 2019
Closing Date: 16 August 2019

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Donald Cameron MSP (Highlands and Islands)

Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

Salary: £25,000 pro rata to 16 hours per week (based on 37 hours FTE)

Job Details

Donald Cameron MSP (Highlands and Islands) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to join his team as a Caseworker. This is a part-time position based in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh with an occasional requirement to travel to the regional office in Oban and the wider Highlands and Islands region.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Communicating to local constituents, community groups, local businesses and other stakeholders in the Highlands and Islands Region.
  • Progressing and managing constituent casework in a timely and professional manner, and regularly monitoring the status of ongoing casework, and coordinating with other caseworkers based in our regional office.
  • Communicating with Governmental agencies, local authorities, private sector organisations, charities and other organisations to resolve matters on behalf of constituents.
  • Providing advice and support to constituents and regional stakeholders.
  • Ensure all records are kept and information managed confidentially, and in line with GDPR requirements.
  • Organising MSP surgeries, appointments and other meetings as necessary, and taking notes at meetings as instructed by the MSP and/or Head of Office.
  • A willingness to support the MSP during street surgeries and other regional events, and an ability to confidentially engage with members of the public face-to-face.
  • Occasionally assist with pieces of research and policy work.
  • Assisting with various office duties as directed by the Head of Office

Skills and Attributes Required

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • A professional telephone manner, and an ability to remain calm in difficult situations.
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload.
  • Quick and efficient work style, with an ability to work to deadlines while maintaining an attention to detail.
  • A strong work ethic, enthusiastic and reliable.
  • Ability to work as a team and confidence to work on your own.
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Knowledge of important local and regional issues.
  • Excellent IT skills, with demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • An interest and enthusiasm for politics.

Closing Date: 16 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Applications must be received by 17.00 on the closing date.

Successful candidates will be informed of interview date, time and location.

Application Details

Applications: To apply, please send the following to Daniel.McCroskrie@parliament.scot with the subject line: “Caseworker Application”

  • A copy of your CV, of no more than two pages, including details of two referees.
  • A covering statement, of no more than one page, demonstrating how you meet the requirements set out above.

Failure to adhere to the above criteria may result in your application being automatically rejected.

Website: http://www.donaldcameronmsp.scot

Additional Notes