Please find below details of an exciting new job opportunity in Lucy's constituency office.
Lucy Powell is looking for an additional member of her constituency team in Manchester. The successful candidate will be working as part of a small team in one of the biggest constituencies in the country, helping to manage a large volume of constituency casework and help constituents on a wide range of personal and local issues.
As well as offering support to constituents, the successful candidate will assist with managing Lucy’s diary and keeping in touch with residents through face to face meetings and through social media.
Lucy welcomes applicants with a range of experience and applicants looking for a full time or a part time position. The salary will be within the IPSA pay scales £19,641 - £25,000 pro rata, dependent on experience.
Deal with enquiries from the public by phone, letter and email, taking appropriate action to resolve, document or escalate concerns/enquiries to the Office Manager
Provide advice and support to constituents on a variety of complex casework issues including welfare benefits, immigration, health and housing
Work with government departments, the local Council, other external agencies and voluntary sector organisations to resolve matters on behalf of constituents
Draft letters and respond to enquiries in a timely and professional manner
Use the Parliamentary Research Service, independent research, as well as input from the Member to respond to constituents on issues of policy
Attend surgeries as required and supporting community engagement activities and resident meetings
Ensure cases are dealt with in a confidential and sensitive manner and ensure records of contact are kept in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Help to manage website and social media presence
Excellent communication skills and a pleasant telephone manner with the confidence to deal effectively with constituents, outside bodies and others.
Strong organisational and administrative skills with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
The ability to empathise with constituents and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, to identify constituents’ issues, investigate them and respond appropriately.
Excellent ICT skills required including the use of Microsoft Office suite, the ability to manage the website, electronic casework system and deal with bulk emails
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to manage a large caseload.
Sympathetic to the values and aims of the Labour Party.
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.
Closing Date: 18 May 2018
Interviews on 24th May
Start date to be agreed
Please send a CV and a cover letter with maximum 500 words to email@example.com with the subject line First Name, Surname, Constituency caseworker application.”