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Reference: 84538

Date Added: 11 June 2022
Closing Date: 1 July 2022

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Sir Bernard Jenkin MP (Harwich and North Essex)

Location: Internet

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales £21,529 – £32,938

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Sir Bernard Jenkin MP is seeking a fulltime Caseworker working remotely from home. The position would suit a diligent, hard-working, self-motivated person who is capable of managing a large and complex workload.

The ideal candidate will be based in or near the North Essex constituency. Experience of casework is preferred, but a background in community service or working in a public facing role would also be beneficial. Applicants should have an awareness of the constituency and an understanding of managing confidential and sensitive information. This is not a political role, but it is helpful if applicants are broadly sympathetic to the aims of the Conservative Party. Flexible hours can be discussed at interview.

The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills. He or she will be competent in handling a varied caseload and be flexible in their approach to work. They will be able to operate as part of a close-knit team, with the ability to work well under pressure. The candidate should be people focused with excellent inter-personal skills and confident to act as a point of contact for those seeking assistance.

The position will involve but is not limited to:
• Engaging with members of the public via phone, email and in person
• Liaising with national and local government agencies, as well as other relevant organisations
• Managing the progress of casework
• Drafting and sending correspondence on a wide range of local and national issues
• Attending surgeries and meetings as appropriate
• Ensuring cases are dealt with in a sensitive and confidential manner
• Assisting with general administrative tasks as and when required
• Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the relevant legislation

Essential skills/experience
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to support constituents who may be stressed or in distress.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Highly organised and capable of dealing with a large and varied workload
• A high level of attention to detail and ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
• Familiarity with Windows-based software packages such as Outlook and Word.

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: 1 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be arranged when a sufficent number of suitabe applicants have applied and on a rolling basis.  Appointment may be made before the closing date. Start date will be as soon as possible after successful interview and security checks are completed. 

Application Details

To apply, please send a covering letter (maximum 1 page) and CV to Tom Fairweather at fairweathert@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.bernardjenkin.com

Additional Notes