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Reference: 84457

Date Added: 7 June 2022
Closing Date: 3 July 2022

Job Title: Constituency Assistant

Working For: Leo Docherty MP (Aldershot)

Location: Aldershot, Hampshire

Salary: £20,000

Length of Contract: Fixed Term - 12 months

Job Details

Leo Docherty MP is looking to appoint an entry-level role in his Constituency Office in Aldershot, Hampshire. The position, Constituency Assistant, is for a period of 12 months, however there may be opportunities to extend.

This role will ideally be full-time but part-time working could be considered.

The ideal candidate will be bright and enthusiastic, reliable, highly organised, and with a keen interest in local and national politics. Experience in public-facing roles, and higher education qualifications, are desirable – but not essential.

Duties Include: 

- Triaging enquiries from constituents by telephone, email, social media and in-person.

- Handling simple casework and correspondence as required.

- Managing constituent database, logging all cases and monitoring progress.

- Drafting national and local policy responses as required.

- Supporting senior office staff on the progression of constituency projects and campaigns.

- General administrative tasks as required.

Skills and Values:

- Strong communication and organisational skills, with a keen attention to detail.

- Hardworking, flexible, and a good team player.

- Ability to prioritise a demanding workload under pressure, and work to tight deadlines.

- Ability to work in a sensitive and confidential manner at all times.

- A good understanding of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

- A good grasp of current affairs.

- Sympathetic to the aims and values of The Conservative Party.

- Knowledge of Aldershot, Farnborough, Blackwater, Hawley and the surrounding areas is preferred, but 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: 3 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. However, this advert may close early if a suitable candidate is appointed.

Application Details

Please email your CV (no longer than two sides of A4) with a covering letter (no longer than one side of A4), explaining why you are suitable for the role, to Leo Docherty MP at leo.docherty.mp@parliament.uk and include “Constituency Assistant” in the subject line.

If you have any queries regarding the role, or this advert, please use the above email address to contact Jane Cole, Office Manager.

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

Additional Notes