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Reference: 74110

Date Added: 14 January 2020
Closing Date: 31 January 2020

Job Title: Office Manager

Working For: Lee Anderson MP (Ashfield)

Location: Ashfield

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales

Job Details

Lee Anderson, Member of Parliament for Ashfield, is looking to recruit an experienced and well organised Office Manager to join his Ashfield office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of Lee’s Constituency Office. The role would be ideal for someone who is experienced in office management.

You will be required to work closely with Lee's team both in Ashfield and Westminster.

Main duties include, but are not limited to:

Deal with complex queries and complaints on the MPs' behalf, including drafting letters
Ensure a range of efficient secretarial and administrative support
Ensure office is fully equipped
Lead on projects as required
Liaise with groups/personnel within the constituency and the general public on the Member's behalf as necessary
Attend meetings on behalf of the MP on sitting days
Manage the office team, ensuring accurate personnel records are kept and notifying IPSA of contractual changes as necessary
Overall management of the Member's diary commitments, delegating tasks to others as appropriate
Ownership of Diary Management in the Constituency
Progress casework as required
Research local & regional issues to support the MPs' work
Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from constituents
Responsibility for managing all aspects of the budget, keeping the Member informed of all relevant financial matters
Undertake supervisory responsibility as required
Manage MP's expenses with IPSA
Manage Case work and ensure GDPR regulations followed

Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
The ability to priorities a demanding workload and to use their initiative under pressure
Excellent organisational skills
The ability to work autonomously and as part of a small team
Strong IT skills – including proficiency in the use of MS Outlook and Casework programmes
Previous experience of working for an MP or senior public figure is highly desirable
Candidates should be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party

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: 31 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Looking to appoint a suitable candidate as soon as possible.

Application Details

Please send your CV and cover letter to Lee.Anderson.MP@parliament.uk with 'Office Manager application' in the subject line. 

Website: https://www.ashfieldandmansfieldconservatives.org.uk/people/lee-anderson

Additional Notes