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Reference: 75264

Date Added: 17 June 2020
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Job Title: Caseworker (Fixed Term - 6 Months)

Working For: Elliot Colburn MP (Carshalton and Wallington)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Assist surgeries and other meetings and follow up as appropriate
• Critically analyse patterns of enquiries and articulate the findings in reports and communication with the MP and other staff members
• Deal with large numbers of standard queries, as well as assisting on more complex cases from members of the public by phone, email, or face to face. Ongoing communication may be required
• Draft responses to constituents
• Ensure records are kept and information managed confidentially in line with the data protection legislation
• Ensure that each case is dealt with promptly, sensitively, confidentially and accurately in accordance with the MP’s views
• Establish, monitor and update a social media and online presence in the constituency. Produce online graphics and video content, as well as publicising surgeries and news alerts etc.
• Gather relevant information to assist with resolving cases
• Log all cases; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken
• There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of the normal working hours and travel for work occasionally
• General administrative tasks - photocopying, filing, record-keeping and typing correspondence
• Assist the MP with other duties as required

Key characteristics:
• Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally
• Strong written and communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to organise
• A good team player
• Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party

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
• An excellent understanding of Microsoft Office and Outlook

The following skills are preferred:
• Knowledge of the Carshalton and Wallington 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: 30 June 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Virtual/social distancing interviews to be held on Friday 4th July 2020. However, the position and interviews may close earlier if suitable candidate is appointed.

Application Details

All applicants should send their CV (2 sides of A4 maximum) with a short cover letter (1 side of A4 maximum) explaining why they are suitable for the role by 10pm on the closing date to Elliot Colburn by email: elliot.colburn.mp@parliament.uk 

Please direct any enquiries regarding this position by email.

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

Additional Notes