Job Vacancy: Constituency Assistant and Caseworker

Job description and details of how to apply:

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is looking for a Constituency Assistant and Caseworker to join his constituency office based in Birmingham.

Reporting to MP & Constituency Office Manager

Main Purpose of Job: Support Member in constituency duties

Salary: £20,00 per annum

Key tasks:

-          Provide advice and support to constituents & stakeholders

-          Attend some advice surgeries and other meetings in constituency with MP or to represent MP

-          Liaise with appropriate agencies to revolve matters for constituents and others

-          Stakeholder engagement

Key responsibilities:

-          Draft correspondence

-          Arrange events and visits and liaise with parliamentary based secretary re diary

-          Gather relevant information to progress or close cases

-          Manage caseload and progress casework, ensuring all cases are logged, updated and actions recorded so that all cases are dealt with in a  timely manner and MP is kept advised of any urgent or serious issues

-          Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant guidelines/legislation in dealing with casework

-          Ensure all matters are dealt with in a sensitive and confidential manner

-          Analyse patterns of enquiries and produce reports

-          Adhere to requirements of Data Protection Act

-          Assist with inventory of office equipment and supplies and make timely arrangements for ordering any necessary office supplies

-          Monitor media

-          Maintain and update constituency database of key contacts and community groups and play a role in stakeholder communication and engagement

-          Liaise with media and organise press releases and other contacts as appropriate

-          Write and prepare material for MP's website and assist with management of website and other social media activities

-          Assist with the work of other colleagues as required and communicate appropriately with internal and external contacts

-          Competent use of IT including casework management systems, Microsoft Office package, email and internet to support the above

Please note there will be some weekend and evening work

 

How to apply:

Applications should be by email to steve@stevemccabe.me.uk

Should include a letter of application, stating why candidate is suitable and should be considered for the role, accompanied by CV including name and contact details for two referees.

Please note applications sent to MP's parliamentary email, or any other, will not be accepted

 

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 10 June 2013

Candidates will need to be available for interviews on Friday 28 June 2013

Start date: Monday 5 August 2013

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