Admin Assistant Trainee – Salary: £22,318 – Length of Contract: 18 months – applications Closing Date: 21 May 2024

Reference: 92531

Date Added: 7 May 2024

Closing Date: 21 May 2024

Job Title: Admin Assistant Trainee

Working For: Chi Onwurah MP (Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central)

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £22,318

Length of Contract: 18 months

Job Details

We are seeking to appoint an administration assistant trainee in the busy constituency office of Chi Onwurah, Labour Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency. On the job training will be provided during the 18 month traineeship which will give you knowledge and skills alongside solid work experience to move on to an administration role elsewhere. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and flexible member of the team for 18 months. The office is located close to Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Duties will include:

• Using Microsoft Word, Excel and One Note to produce and maintain documents, correspondence, spreadsheets and databases including financial records
• Using Outlook e-mail , contacts & calendar for communication and diary management
• Answering the telephone, speaking to callers & taking messages
• Making travel bookings and producing directions
• Ordering office supplies and making payments
• Use of internet/Parliamentary intranet for research
• Opening and directing post and preparing outgoing mail
• Photocopying & scanning documents moving towards paper free office
• Maintaining filing system and creating archives
• Producing data for meetings and reports
• Admin assistance to All Party Parliamentary Groups
• Training to use Caseworker software in order to input data, create responses & produce mail outs
• Update MP’s website as required, using WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter
• Adhere to Data Protection Act principles and respect the confidentiality of data at all times
• Other duties as and when required assisting with the work of other colleagues as required

Contract details: Probationary period of three months, with one month’s notice for either party. Hours – 37.5 hours per week (9-5 with half hour for lunch)

Must have GCSE at grade C or above in English Language or equivalent.

This is an 18 month training role, on completion the trainee would be ready to move on elsewhere. That could be to complete further qualifications or to a suitable post. Note: security clearance requires UK address for three out of the last five years. Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office.

Upon appointment you will be required to apply for security clearance, undertaken by the Security Vetting and Pass Office. See Members’ Staff Security Clearance page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 21 May 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews planned for w/c 27 May 2024

Start date: as soon as possible after security clearance

Application Details

Please email your CV and covering letter to annemarie.burke@parliament.uk

Please address the subject title of the email (APPLICATION, Admin Assistant Trainee)

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