Anne Marie Morris MP is looking to recruit a Constituency Office Manager to support her work on behalf of the constituents of Newton Abbot.
The Office Manager will be responsible for managing Anne Marie’s busy constituency diary and will assist with local meetings, surgeries, and events, as well as engaging with constituents and other stakeholders. The postholder will support constituency casework and enquiries, as well as provide administrative support and maintain the running of the office.
The ideal candidate will have experience of running an office. They should have strong written and verbal communication skills and be calm under pressure. Some experience of working in local government, professional services or within the voluntary and charitable sectors would be an advantage but is not a requirement.
Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Ensure the office is fully equipped, safe and secure and technology fully functioning and serviced.
- Proactively manage the office diary and MP’s diary arranging meetings, surgeries and annual events.
- Supervise local office appointees, secondees and those on work experience, including overseeing training and development.
- Support the dedicated executive assistant responsible for finance and Human Resources.
- Engage professionally, confidentially and with care and integrity with members of the public, organisations, and constituents.
- Undertake casework with oversight from the London office.
- Take and manage incoming calls, face-to-face enquiries, and emails.
- Horizon-scan, anticipate what advice or action may be required and proactively identify problems and resolve them.
- Previous experience working as a Senior Administrator/Office Manager and managing a busy diary
- A genuine interest in helping constituents
- A highly motivated staff member, with a positive can-do attitude and ability to work independently and collectively as part of a small team.
- Outstanding written and verbal skills, financial literacy with keen attention to detail.
- Integrity and honesty, able to recognise the sensitivity and legal constraints imposed when dealing with confidential data and information.
- Good people skills, dealing confidently and empathetically with the public.
- Competitive salary within IPSA pay scales £30,445-£49,711
- Generous employer contribution pension scheme
- 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
- Access to training and professional development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme
Length of Contract: Permanent – Ideally full time, but part time/flexible time considered for the right applicant. Physical time in the office essential to meet requirements.
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.
You must have lived in the UK for a minimum of 3 years out of the last 5 years, and able to supply proof of your right to work in the UK.