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Reference: 77840

Date Added: 24 March 2021
Closing Date: 9 April 2021

Job Title: Constituency Assistant

Working For: Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak)

Location: Birmingham

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales, starting £21,529

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Steve McCabe MP is seeking a fulltime Constituency Assistant to join his busy constituency office based in Birmingham.

Main responsibilities for the Constituency Assistant include:
• Assist with constituency casework, provide advice and support to constituents and stakeholders.
• Liaise with external agencies to resolve matters on behalf of constituents and others
• Deal with a large amount of correspondence, telephone enquiries and emails and provide timely responses
• Produce press releases on local and national stories and produce content publicising the members parliamentary and constituency work across social media platforms, including producing videos
• Stakeholder engagement
• Arrange meetings, visits and events for the MP
• Assisting the MP at advice surgeries, digital meetings, events and visits
• Undertake research for parliamentary debates and questions, draft parliamentary questions
• Undertake data entry, administration and database management of correspondence
• Please note there will be some weekend and evening work, including attending advice surgeries which are held in the evenings and weekends

Person specification:

Essential
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office and social media platforms
• Ability to work proactively, independently and as part of a team
• Attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks and manage own workload
• Good knowledge of Steve’s work and the constituency
• Awareness of current political issues at local and national level.
• Sympathetic to the aims and values of the Labour Party

Desirable
• Experience of using caseworker.mp, office 365
• Driving licence and use of a car
• Experience in campaigning is desirable

Please note there will be some weekend and evening work

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: 9 April 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held virtually on zoom. Candidates must be available for interview on 23 April. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to complete a pre-interview task.

Start date: As soon as possible 

Application Details

Applicants should send their CV with a covering letter no longer than one A4 page, setting out how they meet the requirements of the role and person specification to bethanm.jones@parliament.uk 

Website: http://stevemccabe.org

Additional Notes