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Reference: 83935

Date Added: 7 May 2022
Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Job Title: Policy Caseworker/Researcher

Working For: Rachel Maclean MP (Redditch)

Location: Internet

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales (Full time)

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Must have:
Strong Conservative Party values with a love of politics, campaigning and a highly developed political awareness
Some relevant experience, gained in another MPs office, via an internship or a similar political role (e.g. a think tank, the civil service or a local councillor)
A willingness to work in Redditch regularly, especially when I’m in the constituency
A love of grassroots politics
Excellent command of the English language, in verbal and particularly written skills
Strong research and analysis skills, being able to distil complex information simply
A willingness to build strong relationships with the team in London and Redditch
A flexible approach to cope with changing priorities and urgent demands

Option: The role can be carried out in my London office, from home, or from another location to suit your preference. However, you will be required to travel to the London and constituency offices on a reasonably regular basis. For the right candidate, we would consider structuring this as a PT role (4 days per week, by arrangement with the successful candidate) if that suits you better

Main responsibilities:
Working knowledge of relevant legislation and upcoming Parliamentary business, highlighting how it impacts the constituency
Analyse, evaluate and interpret data ensuring I am accurately informed on key issues
Assist in writing external communications including speeches for me and respond to routine correspondence
Assist with policy casework, and progress as required
Attend and participate in meetings as appropriate, taking notes and providing a summary
Engage confidentially and professionally with members of the public, through telephone enquiries, social media, email, and face to face
Give advice on policy issues
Advise and ensure I am fully briefed on potential questions and motions to be put to the House
Undertake research on relevant subjects as directed and prepare briefing materials
Work with colleagues in communications/casework to identify potential impacts from the research work and disseminate them effectively
Ensure efficient data and file management and ensure the office complies with data protection legislation
Monitor local, regional, and national media coverage and brief me on all the relevant issues
Support social media activity and learn to use the tools and techniques I use to promote my parliamentary work to my constituents (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, Camtasia and Canva)

Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Candidates will be shortlisted for an initial interview by 25th May 2022, with a view to start on 1st June 2022. The application process will also involve a written task that should take no longer than one hour.

Application Details

All applicants are required to submit a CV and Covering Letter via email to Rachel Maclean's Office Manager, Rebekah Davis, at: rebekah.davis@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.rachelmaclean.uk/

Additional Notes