Cara Hunter MLA

Cara Hunter MLA

1 Bellhouse Lane
Coleraine
BT568DP
United Kingdom

Cara Hunter MLA - Assembly Constituency Office Manager

TO APPLY: EMAIL YOUR CV TO [email protected]

Management of the Constituency Office and casework and providing support to the MLA as she carries out her constituency and Assembly duties.

  • Day to day management of Constituency office, including administration, budgets, Assembly financial matters
  • Developing and implementing office systems/procedures
  • Responsibility for efficient data and file management to comply with Data Protection
  • Management of constituent casework
  • Responding to correspondence and enquiries from constituents, the media, lobbyists and pressure groups
  • Dealing with complex queries and complaints on Member's behalf, including drafting and signing letters
  • Liaising with Government agencies, voluntary sector and others to resolve constituency matters
  • Attending surgeries, tribunals and meetings as appropriate
  • Providing support for benefits cases wherever necessary
  • Ensuring all casework is logged; monitoring progress and ensuring all identified actions are taken
  • Management of the MLA’s diary
  • Monitoring Assembly legislation and debate
  • Constituency and policy event organisation
  • Providing secretarial support for meetings as required
  • Building relationships with business, community and other groups in the constituency
  • Liaising with groups within the constituency and the general public on the Member's behalf as necessary
  • Other duties as required in support of the MLA carrying out their Assembly duties

 

Essential Criteria

  • Third level degree or 4 years relevant experience
  • At least 2 years experience in a public facing office environment.
  • A high standard of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident working with benefits issues
  • A good knowledge of key policy issues relating to East Derry
  • Good organisational skills and capable of dealing with large workloads.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and complete tasks to a high standard at short notice.
  • Comfortable with working independently as well as part of a small team.
  • Experience managing casework and office administration, including finance.
  • Good understanding of local political and government infrastructure
  • Good IT skills including MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills 

Desirable Criteria

  • Further qualification in related discipline
  • Experience of management role in public facing office environment
  • Experience of responsibility for staff/volunteers
  • Experience in casework
  • Proof of previous years of experience working with benefits
  • Experience working with local press

 

Full time, Permanent (subject to 6-month probationary period)

32 hours per week (with occasional work outside office hours and at weekends)

Located in East Derry Constituency Office & Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Salary based on experience

Application deadline: 26/01/2022 at 6pm

Expected start date: ASAP

 

 

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Constituency Office Manager

Cara Hunter MLA

Based on experience
Coleraine

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