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Job vacancy - Constituency Assistant

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Job Title: Constituency Assistant

Working For: Alex Sobel MP (Leeds North West)

Location: LeedsSalary: £22,000 Full Time Length of Contract: Permanent on completion of 6 Month probation period

Job Details Alex Sobel is looking for an enthusiastic constituency assistant to join his busy office in Leeds North West This is an exciting new role in our close-knit and friendly team, with a variety of responsibilities and a versatile working environment. The successful candidate will often be the first point of call for constituents so they must be friendly and confident in providing first contact advice, and signposting where necessary. Additionally, they will have responsibility for Alex’s diary, managing all events, meetings, and visits, in the constituency and in parliament. They must also be proactive, organised, reliable, and have sympathy with the aims and values of the Labour Party.

Duties

  1. Dealing with large number of standard queries from members of the public on policy issues

  2. Assisting the caseworkers in local casework and administration

  3. Assisting the MP at advice surgeries, digital meetings, events and visits

  4. Handling local diary management and organisation of events and meetings

  5. Assisting with the organisation of parliamentary meetings, room bookings, and logistics.

  6. Organisation of visits outside the constituency, communicating with relevant departments to Shadow Ministerial role/responsibilities

  7. Booking surgeries and meetings with constituents and stakeholders

  8. Assisting with the wider work of the team and support running of a busy constituency office

Job Criteria

Essential

  1. Database management using office software (e.9. Microsoft Office and Caseworker.mp) to handle administrative cases

  2. Ability to communicate with constituents on a range of issues. Taking appropriate initial action to resolve, document or escalate enquiries.

  3. Administrative office support and organisational skills to support other members of the team

  4. Diary management and event planning experience

  5. Good time management and ability to work in fast-pace/changing environments

  6. The ability to work successfully with a range of stakeholders

  7. Excellent written, communication and organisational skills

  8. Good knowledge of Alex's work & the Leeds North West Constituency

  9. Ability to work proactively, independently and as part of a team

Desirable

  1. Experience of using caseworker.mp, office 365, social media platforms

  2. Experience of working for an MP

  3. Driving licence and use of a car

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: 14 November 2022

Interview/Start Dates Interview Date 25th November 2022 Start Date 4th January 2023

Application Details Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria to natalie.wellsrussell@parliament.uk

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