Job Title: Caseworker/Parliamentary Assistant
Location: Westminster or Newbury
Salary: In line with IPSA payscales
Laura Farris, Member of Parliament for Newbury, is looking for a highly organised Caseworker/Parliamentary Assistant to join her team in either Westminster or Newbury from mid- January 2022.
Main duties include, but are not limited to:
• Corresponding with constituents on casework and policy matters in a sensitive and confidential manner, adhering to GDPR and confidentiality of data.
• Gathering relevant information to resolve or progress cases.
• Ensuring all cases are logged; monitoring progress and ensuring all identified actions are taken.
• Liaising with Government agencies, the voluntary sector and others to resolve casework matters.
• Attending surgeries and meetings as appropriate.
• Assisting with social media strategy and following up on social media queries and comments.
• Managing constituency projects as required.
• Researching local, regional or national issues to support the MP's work.
Skills required include:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- The ability to deal with a large and varied workload
- Good knowledge of key policy issues.
Whilst not essential, a keen interest in politics and local affairs is desirable, and candidates should be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Conservative Party.
Closing Date: 6 December
Interview/Start Dates: Interviews, which will include a short written exercise, will take place shortly after the closing date.
Suitable applicants may be appointed before the closing date, at which point this advert will be removed.
Application Details: Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you would be a suitable candidate to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.