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Community Liaison Worker/Caseworker

Salary: the successful candidate will receive a salary of £22,266 pro. rata

 

Working pattern: Part-time, 2 days per week.

 

Location: Kirkintilloch Constituency office and/or home

 

Fixed Term: To cover adoption leave until March 2021.

 

Job description

 

Enthusiastic candidate, with preferable caseworker experience required, to join an excellent team currently dealing with a range of issues and concerns from constituents. You’ll be someone who enjoys working in a small team and able to show compassion whilst remaining objective when dealing with sensitive issues.

 

In addition, you will act as the community liaison officer for team, engaging with community groups and the wider community, identifying local requirements, arranging events, campaigns and offering assistance in all matters relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

You are eligible for 25 days’ annual leave and 10.5 days’ public holidays (pro rata).  You will also be able to join a group personal pension scheme that attracts an employer’s contribution of 10% of salary.

 

Person Specification

 

You need to be able to demonstrate:

 

  • you relate well to people with good written and verbal communication skills

  • knowledge of local constituency/regional issues with the ability to maintain and build on this knowledge

  • Ability to map, collate and organise community contacts

  • Proficient organisational skills with positive, proactive approach to work

  • strong organisational/administrative and IT skills with good attention to detail

  • analytical skills and the ability to identify issues and investigate them

  • knowledge of Scottish political scene

  • the ability to work well in a small team

  • a flexible and adaptable approach with good initiative

  • the ability to manage and prioritise a caseload of work that may increase at times

  • previous related experience may be useful

 

Closing date: Sunday 11th October 2020 – 10pm

 

How to apply: 

 

Please send your CV and a covering letter (totalling no more than 2 pages), specifically matching your skills and experience to the job description and person specification, to sean.mclaughlan@parliament.scot

 

​Please provide contact details for two references. Appointment will be subject to references.

 

​The closing date for applications is 10pm on Sunday 11th October 2020. Applications received after this will not be considered.

 

Interviews: To be determined, likely to be week beginning October 12th.   

 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the requirement to limit social contact, interviews will be held online via Zoom at an agreed time and date. Allowances will be made for accessibility, which should be discussed directly on application.

 

As an employer I am committed to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment and to eliminating unfair discrimination in my employment practices.  I value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.  All appointments are made on merit. In line with GDPR, applicants reserve the right to withdraw their application at any time. All sensitive and personal information received will be destroyed in line with regulations.

Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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