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The Scottish Labour Party is hiring – be part of real change – for the many, not the few.


Parliamentary Assistant to Jackie Baillie MSP

Jackie Baillie MSP for Dumbarton Constituency is looking for a hard-working and motivated Parliamentary Assistant to join her team. The role will be based within the Constituency Office in Dumbarton; occasional travel to the Scottish Parliament may be required.

The ideal candidate will have good people skills, excellent organisation and time management skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and responding to press enquiries, writing press releases and columns, liaising with journalists and stakeholders.
  • Assisting with social media.
  • Researching and responding to constituent and lobbying correspondence.
  • Leading on campaigns, including organising MSP-led local events and supporting constituency commitments.
  • Organising and drafting the MSPs annual report.
  • Drafting and analysing Freedom of Information requests to support the MSPs constituency work.
  • Other reasonable and appropriate duties as required, ‘out-of-hours’ working may be required occasionally.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience of campaigns and communications would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Excellent written and communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure, both within a team and on their own.
  • Strong organisational

Salary:  £25,000 (pro rata)
Hours:
4 days per week

 

To apply
Please email a cover letter and CV to [email protected] by Friday 20 September 2019.

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