Current vacancies

Caseworker/Senior Caseworker

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • Based in constituency office in Portobello
  • Closing 5th October 2022

Tommy Sheppard is seeking a new Caseworker/Senior Caseworker to advise and assist individual constituents. Members of the public contact him for help in resolving issues they are encountering with government bodies across a wide range of topics, including immigration, welfare, housing and many more. The new member of staff will join an existing experienced team who work with these constituents to help resolve their problems.

Members of this team have helped Ukrainian refugees secure visas, won people their livelihoods back in licensing disputes, and negotiated repairs for tenants who had been waiting for years. This is an opportunity to really improve the lives of people who, in many cases, only approach Tommy after they have exhausted other sources of assistance. The work often involves dealing with people in significant financial, personal or emotional distress.

The role would suit someone with experience of advice and advocacy, for example from the public or third sector. Alternatively, a person who is keen to learn and can demonstrate a motivation for this type of work may be appointed at the more junior level. The role is not party political, though the nature of problems means awareness of government and political structures is often useful.

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Caseworker or Senior Caseworker level, dependent on skills and experience. The post is full-time.

Working arrangements: The normal place of work will be the constituency office, currently in Portobello, Edinburgh (94 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AN).

Start date: As soon as possible.

Security: The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office.

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Office Manager/Senior Parliamentary Assistant Vacancy

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £40,000
  • Constituency Office in Portobello (initially home working in line with Scottish government Covid-19 guidance). Some travel to London will be required.
  • Closing 25th June 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the team of one of Scotland’s most dynamic and outspoken MPs.

The combined role of Office Manager and Senior Parliamentary Assistant will mean taking on the responsibilities as Chief of Staff, managing the constituency office in Edinburgh East, providing support for all aspects of Tommy’s role as an MP and leading his small but dedicated and hardworking team.

If you have the passion, commitment and skills to take on this opportunity, we want to hear from you.

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Communications Officer for Tommy Sheppard MP

  • Full time
  • £21,529 – £32,022
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd March 2022

Tommy Sheppard MP is recruiting a Communications Officer for his team in Edinburgh East. The postholder will promote the work of a busy constituency office through social and mainstream media, public events, and written communications with constituents. They will also liaise with relevant parliamentary and campaign bodies.

Start date: April 4th or as soon as possible thereafter.

Working arrangements: The normal place of work will be the constituency office in Portobello, Edinburgh (94 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AN). The office is currently organised in a hybrid arrangement, with each member of staff working part of the week from home. We anticipate continuing with hybrid working but with each employee spending the majority of their time in the office once regulations allow.

Security: The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office.

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Caseworker/Senior Caseworker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000 – £32,000
  • Based in constituency office in Portobello
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

Tommy Sheppard is seeking a new Caseworker/Senior Caseworker to advise and assist individual constituents. Members of the public contact him for help in resolving issues they are encountering with government bodies across a wide range of topics, including immigration, welfare, housing and many more. The new member of staff will join an existing experienced team who work with these constituents to help resolve their problems.

Members of this team have helped Ukrainian refugees secure visas, won people their livelihoods back in licensing disputes, and negotiated repairs for tenants who had been waiting for years. This is an opportunity to really improve the lives of people who, in many cases, only approach Tommy after they have exhausted other sources of assistance. The work often involves dealing with people in significant financial, personal or emotional distress.

The role would suit someone with experience of advice and advocacy, for example from the public or third sector. Alternatively, a person who is keen to learn and can demonstrate a motivation for this type of work may be appointed at the more junior level. The role is not party political, though the nature of problems means awareness of government and political structures is often useful.

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Caseworker or Senior Caseworker level, dependent on skills and experience. The role can be appointed at 60%, 80% or 100% of full-time equivalent. The post will be structured around the right candidate.

Working arrangements: The normal place of work will be the constituency office, currently in Portobello, Edinburgh (94 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AN). Hybrid working is available.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Security: The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office.

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