Constituency Assistant (Part Time)

30 Apr 2024

Job Title: Constituency Assistant (Part-time)

Working For: Sir Edward Davey MP (Kingston and Surbiton)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA pay scales but circa £24,500 pro rata

Closing date: 30th May 2024

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Description:

For this part-time role, Ed Davey MP is looking for a highly motivated individual to work in his busy constituency office in Surbiton.

The role will mainly focus on managing Ed Davey’s constituency diary, including liaising with constituents and organisations to arrange events and meetings. The role will also involve some general administrative duties.



• Manage constituency diary, with overall responsibility for arrangements, replying promptly to invitations, organising the logistics of constituency events and ensuring Sir Ed is fully briefed
• Manage and monitor incoming calls, in-person enquiries and emails dealing with enquiries that do not need to be transferred to a caseworker. Ensure all enquiries are dealt with sensitively, confidentially and in a timely manner
• Engage professionally, confidentially and with integrity with constituents and organisations, through various methods, and maintain positive ongoing relationships with them
• Efficient data and file management to ensure the office complies with GDPR legislation
• Minute taking and other administrative support
• Compilation of briefing packs

Person Specification:

• Previous experience of diary management and office work preferred but not essential
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence in interacting with people at all levels and in a variety of circumstances
• Able to prioritise a demanding workload to meet deadlines
• Able to deal with issues in a confidential manner
• Able to work effectively in a small team
• Competent use of IT, including full proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and the internet.
Experience of a casework management system or similar database would be an advantage
• Experience of working and dealing with the general public is essential
• Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Liberal Democrats, with an interest in local and national issues - political experience is desirable but not essential.

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.

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held the week beginning 03/06/24 but please note: interviews may be held as applications are received and the appointment made before the closing date. A start date will be agreed once security vetting has been approved.

Application Details

Please send in a CV and covering letter, clearly explaining your experience and suitability to the post to:

If you have any queries, please contact Ed Davey MP’s Constituency Chief of Staff at:


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