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Reference: 72024

Date Added: 23 July 2019
Closing Date: 23 August 2019

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Heidi Allen MP (South Cambridgeshire)

Location: Flexible: constituency/remotely

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the Member is accurately informed on key issues and is aware of trends
  • Attend surgeries, tribunals and meetings as appropriate
  • Develop knowledge in specialist areas
  • Ensure all cases are logged; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
  • Ensure records are kept and information managed confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act
  • Establish a social media presence in the constituency and publicise surgeries etc.
  • Gather relevant information to resolve or progress cases
  • Liaise with Government agencies, voluntary sector and others to resolve constituency matters
  • Manage and progress portfolio of casework appropriately
  • Manage projects
  • Manage the MP's website contents
  • Monitor media coverage, liaise with media, prepare press releases as required
  • Prepare media briefings
  • Provide briefings for the MP
  • Research local, regional or national issues to support MPs' work
  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from constituents, the media, lobbyists and pressure groups
  • Take initial action on queries from members of the public, including responding on behalf of the MP as appropriate

The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and good telephone manner
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage competing prioritises
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Quick and efficient work style
  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to be flexible to the demands of a busy office
  • A team player; enthusiastic and reliable
  • Good sense of humour

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: 23 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, therefore an appointment may be made before the closing date.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

Application Details

All applicants should send their CV and covering letter (no more than one A4 side) to heidi.allen.mp@parliament.uk

Website: http://heidiallen.co.uk

Additional Notes