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Reference: 81975

Date Added: 6 January 2022
Closing Date: 19 January 2022

Job Title: Constituency Caseworker

Working For: Sally-Ann Hart MP (Hastings and Rye)

Location: Hastings, East Sussex

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales (salary range between £21,529 - £28,000 dependent on experience)

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Sally-Ann Hart, Member of Parliament for Hastings, Rye and the surrounding villages is looking to recruit a full-time member of staff to join her Constituency Office based in Hastings.

The ideal candidate will be bright and enthusiastic, highly organised, and with a keen interest in politics.

Key responsibilities include but not exclusively:

  • Secretarial and administrative office support, file management, mail handling
  • Dealing with enquiries from constituents
  • Attend regular weekly advice surgery meetings and other meetings with the MP, as required
  • Liaising with Government departments, local councils and other organisations
  • Planning, co-ordinating, and management of community projects
  • Communicating aspects of Sally-Ann’s work to relevant audiences via Community engagement
  • Drafting and mailing letters and emails to residents on a range of issues
  • Research local, regional or national issues to support the MP’s work

The successful candidate will have:

  • Keen political awareness and sympathetic to the Conservative Party values
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working with members of the public
  • An ability to take the initiative and work proactively to manage competing deadlines, to prioritise tasks and work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail, especially in written communications
  • The ability to work in a sensitive and confidential manner at all times
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office packages
  • As part of the role, some travel throughout the constituency will be required as well as occasional weekend work
  • It would also be desirable for the successful candidate to have a UK Driving Licence and a car, but this is not essential.

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: 19 January 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be with members of Sally-Ann’s team virtually the week commencing the 24 January. Those invited to interview will be given a written exercise to submit before the interview, and a final interview will then take place with Sally-Ann. Start date will be as soon as possible.

Application Details

Interested applicants should email their CV and a Covering letter to Jane Howard-Smith (Office Manager) jane.howardsmith@parliament.uk

Website: https://www.sallyannhart.org.uk

Additional Notes