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Reference: 85469

Date Added: 9 August 2022
Closing Date: 30 September 2022

Job Title: Constituency Assistant

Working For: Sir Edward Davey MP (Kingston and Surbiton)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales but circa £24,000pr

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Job Description:

Sir Edward Davey MP is looking for a part-time highly motivated and experienced individual to work in his busy constituency office in Surbiton


The role will focus on managing Sir Edward’s constituency diary, including liaising with constituents and organisations to arrange events and meetings. The role will also involve some general administrative duties


Responsibilities:

• Manage constituency diary, with overall responsibility for arrangements, replying promptly to invitations, organising the logistics of constituency events and ensuring Sir Ed is fully briefed
• Manage and monitor incoming calls, in-person enquiries and emails dealing with enquiries that do not need to be transferred to a caseworker. Ensure all enquiries are dealt with sensitively, confidentially and in a timely manner
• Engage professionally, confidentially and with integrity with constituents and organisations, through various methods
• Maintain positive ongoing relationships with constituents and organisations
• Efficient data and file management to ensure the office complies with GDPR legislation
• Minute taking and other administrative support
• Compilation of briefing packs


Person Specification:

• Previous experience of diary management preferred but not essential
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence in interacting with people at all levels and in a variety of circumstances
• Able to prioritise a demanding workload to meet deadlines
• Able to deal with issues in a confidential manner
• Able to work effectively in a small team
• Competent use of IT, including full proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and the internet. Experience of a casework management system or similar database would be an advantage
• Experience of working and dealing with the general public
• Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Liberal Democrats, with an interest in local and national issues - political experience is desirable 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: 30 September 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted as applications are made and the appointment may be made before the closing date.

Application Details

Please send in a CV and covering letter, clearly explaining your experience and suitability to the post based on the job description.

Send applications to: edward.davey.mp@parliament.uk

Website: http://eddavey.org

Additional Notes