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ANNEX TO PART 2

JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND PAY RANGES OF MPS' STAFF

Provided by House of Commons Department of Resources as at 1 April 2008



1.  Secretaries/Office Managers:


Office Managers/Executive Secretaries should: Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Provide the full range of secretarial and administrative support
  —  Manage the office, overseeing budgets, supervising other staff and volunteers etc
  —  Deal with telephone enquiries and visitors
  —  Draft and sign letters on a range of issues
  —  Respond to e-mails and letters
  —  Manage the diary and arrange engagements
£21,320 to £40,052

They may also deal with some constituency casework and provide secretariats to special interest groups. They may delegate keyboard work to others.

Senior Secretaries should:Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Provide secretarial/administrative support
  —  Deal with telephone enquiries and visitors
  —  Draft and sign letters
  —  Respond to e-mails and letters
  —  Manage the diary and arrange engagements
£17,443 to £30,363

They might also manage the office and/or undertake some casework.

Junior Secretaries should undertake: Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Photocopying
  —  Filing
  —  Opening and dispatching mail
  —  Dealing with simple correspondence and straightforward enquiries by phone or via e-mail
  —  Keeping office records
  —  Other straightforward office duties as required
£14,212 to £25,195


2.  Caseworkers:


Senior Caseworkers should:Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Provide information, advice and support for individuals on a range of financial, health, housing and other social issues
  —  Liaise with government agencies, the voluntary sector and others to resolve problems
  —  Correspond with constituents or meet with them
  —  Develop knowledge on specialist areas
  —  Analyse patterns of enquiries and produce reports
  —  Keep records of client contact
£17,443 to £29,716

If they have a special area of interest, they may also provide secretariat services for relevant meetings and/or provide briefings etc.

Caseworkers should:Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Provide information, advice and support for individuals on a range of financial, health, housing and other social issues
  —  Liaise with government agencies, the voluntary sector and others to resolve problems
  —  Correspond with constituents or meet with them
  —  Draft simple letters as required
  —  Keep records of client contact
  —  Assist with office administration as needed
£13,566 to £25,195

They may also undertake some general administrative/secretarial tasks such as managing the diary.


3.  Research/Parliamentary Assistants:


Senior Research/Parliamentary Assistants should: Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Undertake research, usually from secondary sources, on complex and difficult subjects
  —  Analyse, interpret and present the results eg for parliamentary questions, briefing notes for committees, articles or press releases
  —  Liaise with the political party, lobby groups etc.
  —  Deal with the media
£27,780 to £40,052

They might also progress some casework and/or deal with a range of correspondence independently.
Research/Parliamentary Assistants should: Pay Ranges (with effect from 01.04.08)*

  —  Undertake research from readily available sources
  —  Analyse, interpret and present the results eg for parliamentary questions, briefing notes for committees, articles or press releases
  —  Deal with routine constituency correspondence independently
£14,212 to £34,240
In addition they might also:
  —  Deal with a range of visitors
  —  Progress casework by forwarding to other agencies
  —  Undertake some administrative tasks

*Starting pay outside London is likely to vary considerably with local employment market conditions




 
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