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Reference: 90765

Date Added: 7 November 2023
Closing Date: 1 December 2023

Job Title: Constituency Assistant

Working For: Helen Grant MP (Maidstone and The Weald)

Location: Maidstone and London

Salary: Based on IPSA pay scales, from 18 hrs a week to full-time.

Length of Contract: Permanent, after a probationary period

Job Details

This is an entry level role for someone who is keen to learn and grow in this particular sector of work. The right candidate will enjoy outward facing work with constituents, be energetic, well-organised and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Hours by agreement, from 18 hours a week to full time.  There may be a requirement to work outside normal working hours, and travel for work occasionally.

Location: The role is based in a friendly Central Maidstone office, as well as the Parliamentary office in Westminster and at other locations in and around the Constituency from time to time.

The main functions will include assisting at surgeries and other meetings, undertaking casework, responding to enquiries and helping to promote MP surgeries and events.

Skills and attributes required
• A genuine desire to help constituents.
• A strong work ethic, reliability and a flexible approach as part of our small team
• Good IT skills with a knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook

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 December 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews and selection may take place prior to the closing date. For the right candidate, the start date is flexible but could start immediately.

Application Details

Email your CV and a one page covering letter outlining why you would be suited to the role to Helen Grant MP at helen.grant.mp@parliament.uk or by post to 109 Week Street, Maidstone, ME14 1RB.

Please include in your covering letter what appeals to you about the role and working for Helen.  Use “Constituency Assistant Application” in the subject line of your email.

Website: http://helengrant.org

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