Daisy Cooper

Job Advert - Caseworker & Constituency Assistant

Date Added: 15 March 2021

Closing Date: 25 March 2021

Job Title: Caseworker & Constituency Assistant

Working For: Daisy Cooper MP (St Albans)

Location: St Albans 

Salary:£24,240 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with some weekend and evening work)

Contract length: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022

 

Job Details

Daisy Cooper MP is looking for a Caseworker & Constituency Assistant to join her team. This important and exciting role will assist Daisy responding to casework issues and policy questions from constituents. The role is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2022 working in Daisy’s constituency office in St Albans. Flexible and part-time working requests are welcome.

Daisy is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves and therefore welcomes applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.

Main duties:

Analyse patterns of enquiries and produce reports.
Assist constituents with casework issues.
Providing information, advice and support for individuals on a range of issues including immigration, housing, benefits, planning and other social and healthcare issues.
Liaising with government agencies, local authorities, third party organisations and others to resolve constituents’ problems.
Communicating with constituents clearly and sensitively.
Managing own caseload and progress of casework, ensuring cases are dealt with in a sensitive and timely manner.
Attending surgeries and other meetings if required to assist the Member in dealing with constituents’ issues.
Draft responses to policy questions on local and national issues from constituents.
Research local and national issues to support the MP’s work.
Retain records and information confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act.

Skills required:

Excellent research skills.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Excellent organisational skills.
Tenacious attitude with a commitment to getting the best outcome for every person.
Ability to learn and advise on issues concerning Housing, Welfare Benefits, Local Authority matters in a thoughtful manner.
Good knowledge of office based IT systems and administrative tasks.
Able to work individually and as part of a team.
Ability to gain awareness of the activities of an MP's office, policy and law.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a sensitive and public facing role.
Sound ability to deal effectively, sensitively, with a wide range of people in person, by telephone and in writing (email and letter).

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: 25 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

The closing deadline for application is 13:00 on Thursday 25 March 2021.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 01 April 2021 via Zoom.
The start date is as soon as possible.

 

Application Details

Applicants should send a covering letter (maximum two pages) and a CV (maximum two pages) to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Caseworker & Constituency Assistant Application: YOUR NAME'. Regrettably, it will not be possible to respond to each applicant – if you have not heard back by 17:00 on Tuesday 30 March 2021 you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.