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Reference: 86762

Date Added: 18 November 2022
Closing Date: 28 November 2022

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Working For: Selaine Saxby MP (North Devon)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Selaine Saxby MP is looking for an Administrative Officer to join her small, Westminster based team. The successful candidate will be a hard working and compassionate individual who has excellent attention to detail and the ability to work well with limited supervision. Prior experience is helpful but not essential.

Responsibilities include:

Assist in the updating of social media, including creating content and editing graphics and videos
Opening and dispatching mail
Assisting with queries from members of the public

Assisting with replies to constituents’ correspondence
Assisting the Office Manager with arrangements for events (non-political)
Responding to enquiries by telephone and e-mail, passing on queries to other team members/MP as appropriate
Assisting the Office Manager with administrative support 

Log cases; monitor progress and ensure identified actions are taken
Handling administrative arrangements for meetings with members of the public at Westminster

Photocopying, filing, record-keeping and drafting correspondence
Other duties, as may be required to assist the smooth running of the office

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

Good skills using social media
Parliamentary experience welcome but not essential

Strong written and oral communication skills and an excellent telephone manner
Competent use of IT and Microsoft Office
The ability to work with sensitivity, discretion and with strict adherence to data protection legislation
Organised and able to prioritise a demanding workload to meet tight deadlines
Confident at speaking to people at all levels and maintaining confidentiality
Awareness and understanding of current political issues and how Parliament works
Ability to work proactively and independently as part of a small team
Sympathy with the aims and values of the Conservative Party

Part time and full time applications will be considered, please state your preference in your covering letter.

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: 28 November 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Start date: 9 January 2023

Interviews w/c 5 December 2022

Closing time: 9 am

Application Details

Please email your CV and covering letter to selaine.saxby.mp@parliament.uk with the subject heading: Administrative Officer Vacancy

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

Additional Notes