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Reference: 72179

Date Added: 5 August 2019
Closing Date: 16 August 2019

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant/Caseworker

Working For: Richard Harrington MP (Watford)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Richard Harrington MP is looking for a hard-working and motivated Parliamentary Assistant/Caseworker to split their time between his House of Commons office (3 days per week) and his Watford constituency office (2 days per week). The successful applicant will work as part of a small team supporting Richard in his role as MP for Watford.

The position would suit a highly organised person, with keen attention to detail, common sense and an ability to manage a high workload. Strong research, written and IT skills are essential. Knowledge of Parliamentary procedure and local Government is advantageous but not essential. Experience outside politics is highly valued.

Main duties will include:

  • Responding to all policy related correspondence from constituents;
  • Developing and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of legislation, guidelines etc. as appropriate in dealing with casework and correspondence;
  • Providing information, advice and support to constituents on a range of issues in a professional, sensitive and confidential manner;
  • Undertaking research on local, regional or national issues and briefing the Member as required;
  • Ensuring records of contact with constituents are properly logged and recorded in line with GDPR;
  • Organising and hosting tours of Parliament with schools and other constituency groups;
  • Arranging debate tickets for constituents;
  • Assisting with projects, campaigns and events as required;

Candidates must have the following skills and qualities:

  • A professional attitude;
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills;
  • The ability to make written representations of a high standard, in an accurate and concise manner;
  • The ability to work independently, whilst also contributing to a small, tight-knit team;
  • Literate with the Microsoft Office suite, including MS Outlook and MS Word;
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and complete tasks at short notice in a high-pressure environment;
  • The ability to manage and prioritise own workload;
  • Excellent team ethic.

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: 16 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The deadline for applications is midday on the closing date.

We would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible, as we may close the advert earlier should a suitable candidate be found.

Interviews will take place w/c 19th August 2019.

Start date: ASAP

Application Details

Please send a CV with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position to richard.harrington.mp@parliament.uk

If you have not received a reply by 23rd August, please assume that unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Website: https://www.richardharrington.org.uk/

Additional Notes