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Reference: 72854

Date Added: 25 September 2019
Closing Date: 11 October 2019

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Kirstene Hair MP (Angus)

Location: Forfar, Angus

Salary: In line with IPSA Payscales

Job Details

Kirstene Hair MP is looking to appoint a part-time Caseworker, based in her constituency office to start as soon as possible. The office is situated in Forfar, Angus.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Dealing with queries from members of the public by telephone and email
• Progress and draft casework as required
• Attend constituency meetings and surgeries as appropriate and represent MP when necessary
• Gathering relevant information to assist with resolving cases
• Log all cases; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
• Analyse, evaluate and interpret data to ensure the MP is accurately informed on key issues
• General administrative tasks - Photocopying, filing, record-keeping and typing correspondence
• Assist the MP with other duties as required

Key characteristics:
• Strong written and communication skills
• A strong customer service mindset
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to organise
• A good team player

The following skills are required:
• A good understanding of the British political system and local government
• A good grasp of current affairs
• An understanding of constituency issues
• A strong understanding of Microsoft Office and Outlook
• Full driving licence

The following skills are preferred:
• Knowledge of the Angus constituency
• Knowledge of caseworker.mp

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: 11 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Candidates successfully selected for interview will be contacted ahead of the closing date with further details.
Start date - as soon as possible.

Application Details

All applicants should send their CV with a short letter explaining why they are suitable for the role by 10pm on the closing date to Duncan Soutar by email: duncan.soutar@parliament.uk. Please direct any enquiries regarding this position to Duncan by email or on 01307 495010

Website: http://www.kirstenehair.co.uk

Additional Notes