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Reference: 73998

Date Added: 6 January 2020
Closing Date: 17 January 2020

Job Title: Multiple Roles

Working For: Beth Winter MP (Cynon Valley)

Location: Cynon Valley

Salary: in line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

The three posts below are full time positions. Beth Winter MP is looking to appoint a committed and experienced Officer Manager, Caseworker and Communications Officer based in the constituency. Applicants should have sympathy with the aims and values of the Labour Party, ability to speak or learn Welsh, be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team with good communication and interpersonal skills.

Office Manager

Main duties include but are not limited to:

• Managing the budget, keeping the Member informed of financial matters
• Manage the office team ensuring accurate records are kept and notifying IPSA of contractual changes as required
• Provide efficient secretarial and administrative support
• Ensure the office is fully equipped
• Manage the Member’s diary commitments, delegating tasks to others as appropriate
• Liaise with Westminster, groups within the constituency and the general public on the Member's behalf 
• Ensure records are kept and information managed in line with Data Protection requirements

Main duties include but are not limited to:

• Dealing with queries from members of the public
• Gathering information to assist with resolving cases
• Log all cases; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
• Retain records and information confidentially and in line with Data Protection Act
• Provide responses to constituents
• Analyse patterns of enquiries and produce reports, keeping the Member informed
• Attend surgeries and other meetings as appropriate
• Liaise with other agencies and voluntary sector to resolve constituency matters as appropriate

Communications Officer
Main duties include but are not limited to:

• Establishing a social media presence in the constituency
• Follow up on social media queries and comments
• Monitor media coverage, liaise with media, prepare press releases as appropriate
• Research local, all Wales or national issues to support the MP’s work
• Undertake community engagement to support the Member's work within the constituency
• Manage the MP's website content
• Develop links with local community and voluntary groups and statutory agencies to enhance lines of communication with the Member's office

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: 17 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date - week commencing 20th January 2020
Start date - as soon as possible

Application Details

To apply, please provide a CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and the reasons why you believe you are suitable for the position. This letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4.
Also enclose contact details of two people (including current or most recent employer) who can provide a reference. References will not be taken up until after the interview date.
Applications should be sent to beth.winter.mp@parliament.uk 
stating the job title for which you are applying on your covering letter and CV.

Website: https://members.parliament.uk/member/4809/contact

Additional Notes