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Reference: 88872

Date Added: 20 May 2023
Closing Date: 19 June 2023

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: Simon Fell MP (Barrow and Furness)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary: from £21529

Length of Contract: permanent

Job Details

Simon Fell, Member of Parliament for Barrow and Furness, is looking for a caseworker to join his busy constituency office.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of literacy and attention to detail as well as experience of the local area. Problem solving experience is essential and a background in advice services preferable.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

Key responsibilities:

Assist surgeries and other meetings and follow up as appropriate.
Attend constituency meetings as appropriate.
Critically analyse patterns of enquiries and articulate the findings in reports and communication with the MP and other staff members.
Deal with large numbers of standard queries, as well as assisting on more complex cases from members of the public by phone, email, social media or face to face.
Draft responses to constituents.
Ensure records are kept and information managed confidentially in line with the data protection legislation.
Ensure that each case is dealt with promptly, sensitively, confidentially and accurately in accordance with the MP.
Establish, monitor and update a social media and online presence in the constituency. Produce online graphics and video content, as well as publicising surgeries and news alerts etc.
Follow up on social media queries and comments.
Gather relevant information to assist with resolving cases.
Log all cases; monitor progress and ensure all identified actions are taken.
Manage and monitor social media enquiries, dealing with cases that do not need to be transferred to a higher level. Ensure all enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner.
Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act.
There may be a requirement for the role holder to work outside of the normal working hours and travel for work occasionally.
Liaise with government agencies, voluntary sector, and others to resolve constituency matters.
Develop knowledge in specialist areas.
Manage a large caseload of complex cases, working in a professional, confidential, caring, and sensitive manner.
Please apply via email, with CV and covering letter stating why you would like to work with Simon Fell MP.

Interviews will be a two stage process with a writing task pre interview.

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: 19 June 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Expected start date: 01/07/2023

Application Details

Please email your CV and covering letter to natalie.ardron@parliament.uk 

Website: http://www.simonfell.org

Additional Notes