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Reference: 61207

Date Added: 19 June 2017
Closing Date: 3 July 2017

Job Title: Executive Office Manager

Working For: Alex Sobel MP (Leeds North West)

Location: Leeds

Salary: £27,815 - £39,915

Job Details

Alex Sobel is a Labour and Co-operative Party MP looking for a highly motivated caseworker to support the work of his busy constituency office in Leeds.

Alex became an MP in the 2017 election and is setting up an office, initially the person will be based in Headingley.

Alex Sobel MP is looking for an Office Manager to lead a busy Constituency Office and manage a small team. The job is full time.

Responsibilities will include:
Providing a range of administrative and secretarial support
Ensuring the MP is accurately informed on key issues in the constituency
Dealing with complex queries and issues on the MP’s behalf, including drafting letters
Liaising with groups/organisations and the general public in Westminster and within the constituency on the MP's behalf as necessary
Managing the office team, ensuring accurate records are kept and liaising with IPSA
Overall management of the MP's diary commitments in the constituency
Strategic oversight of office management, delegating tasks and overseeing administrative systems
Responsibility for all aspects of the office budget

Personal Specification
Essential
Extensive experience of working within a parliamentary office
Experience of managing a budget
Experience of working with a wide range of people with complex demands
Excellent administration skills
Excellent communication skills
Experience of managing projects
Support for the aims and values of the Labour and Co-operative Party
Available to work some evenings/weekends
Experience of working with the media

Desirable
Good local contacts within the surrounding area including LA, NHS, Housing Assocs, charities etc
Experience of managing staff

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: 3 July 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews either 10th, 11th or 14th July depending on Parliamentary business.

Application Details

Please send a covering letter of no more than 4 sides outlining how you fifulfil the person specification and how you have or could fulfil the key tasks of the role along with a CV of no more than 2 sides to alex.sobel.mp@parliament.uk.

Website: http://alexsobel.org

Additional Notes