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Reference: 84714

Date Added: 22 June 2022
Closing Date: 8 July 2022

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant / Senior Caseworker and Caseworker

Working For: Marcus Jones MP (Nuneaton, Arley and Hartshill)

Location: London

Salary: Both roles in line with IPSA pay scales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Marcus Jones MP is looking for a full-time Parliamentary Assistant / Senior Caseworker and Caseworker to join his Westminster team. 

Previous experience in similar roles and/or working for a Member of Parliament would be helpful.

Parliamentary Assistant / Senior Caseworker:

Responsibilities include:

  • providing information and advice to constituents, local interest groups and other stakeholders on a wide range of issues
  • liaising with government agencies, local authorities, the voluntary sector and others to assist constituents
  • drafting responses to a wide range of policy correspondence from constituents
  • logging cases and data entry
  • managing and progressing workload independently
  • carrying out research into a variety of local, national and international issues as required
  • providing briefings and reports for the Member
  • attending meetings with and on behalf of the Member
  • dealing with telephone enquiries
  • other administrative duties as required

Required experience/skills:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • experience in taking initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • a pro-active approach, a positive attitude with the ability to work as part of a team
  • strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritise a demanding workload under pressure
  • strong IT skills and ability and confidence to use casework management software (training can be provided)

 

Caseworker: (this role could be in Parliament or the constituency office)

Responsibilities include:

  • drafting responses to constituent emails and letters, including on constituency casework issues and general policy queries
  • providing constituents with information, advice and support over the telephone and in writing
  • ensuring cases are dealt with in a sensitive, confidential and timely manner
  • working independently to manage the caseload and progress of casework
  • other administrative duties as required

Required experience/skills:

  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Can do attitude and approach, able to take the initiative
  • Hardworking, flexible, pro-active team player, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong IT skills and ability and confidence to use casework management software (training can be provided)

Applicants must be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.

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: 8 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview as appropriate. We may appoint before the closing date.

Starting: ASAP

Application Details

Applicants should send their CV with a one pagecover letter explaining why they are suitable for the role to: marcus.jones.mp@parliament.uk

Please ensure you add ‘Job Application – Parliamentary Assistant / Senior Caseworker’ or 'Job Application - Caseworker' to the subject line. It is very important that we know which role you are applying for.

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

Additional Notes