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Reference: 75861

Date Added: 4 September 2020
Closing Date: 28 September 2020

Job Title: Policy Caseworker

Working For: James Grundy MP (Leigh)

Location: Leigh, Lancashire

Salary: £22,000

Job Details

James Grundy MP is looking for a Policy Caseworker to work in his busy constituency office. This position will suit an energetic, passionate individual with a keen interest in policy and public affairs, and who is able to work in a high pressured fast-paced environment.

Key responsibilities include

• Drafting responses to a range of policy and individual casework correspondence from constituents.
• Corresponding with constituents by phone, in person and via email and taking appropriate action to resolve, document or escalate their concerns.
• Logging all casework; monitoring progress and ensuring all necessary actions are taken.
• Liaising with appropriate Governmental agencies, charities, businesses and other organisations to resolve constituency matters.
• Ensuring records are kept and information is managed confidentially and accurately and in accordance with data protections legislation.
• Assisting the MP with surgeries and other meetings and following up as appropriate.
• Assisting and working with other colleagues as required and communicating with internal and external contacts when appropriate.
• Undertaking general administrative tasks.
• Developing and maintaining good up-to-date knowledge of upcoming Parliamentary business and its potential impact on the Leigh constituency.

Skills and Experience

• Excellent written and communication skills
• Professional telephone manner
• Strong analytical skills
• Attention to detail
• Team player with a flexible approach
• Enthusiastic and reliable
• Computer literate
• A good understanding of the British political system and local government
• 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: 28 September 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interview details to be confirmed with candidates. Start date as soon as possible. 

Application Details

Applicants should send their CV (2 sides of A4 maximum) and a short cover letter (no longer than a page) explaining why they are suitable for the role by the 28th of September (10pm) to Emily Siddall, email: emilyb.siddall@parliament.uk

There may be an appointment before the deadline, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Website: http://www.jamesgrundy.org.uk

Additional Notes

05/09/2020 - Role location amended.