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Reference: 59895

Date Added: 14 March 2017
Closing Date: 24 March 2017

Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant

Working For: John Lamont MSP and Rachael Hamilton MSP (South Scotland)

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: Negotiable and dependent on experience

Job Details

John Lamont MSP & Rachael Hamilton MSP are looking for a full-time parliamentary assistant to help them with their parliamentary duties in Edinburgh and the South of Scotland. This is an exciting time for Scottish politics and for the Scottish Conservatives: the successful candidate will help support the offices of two opposition MSPs and will help contribute to the primary aim of the party of holding the SNP to account.

Duties include:
• Arranging meetings and diary management.
• General Parliamentary Office administration and support.
• Drafting responses and letters to constituents on a range of issues.
• Responsibility for social media content.
• Newspaper and other media monitoring.

Skills required include:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Candidates should have strong organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently as part of a small team.
• Good IT skills and a strong working knowledge of the MS Office.
• An understanding of the Scottish Parliament and issues affecting the South of Scotland is desirable.
• Flexibility to work between Edinburgh and areas of the South of Scotland on an occasional basis.
• The ideal candidate will be sympathetic to the aims and values of the Scottish Conservative Party.

See http://www.johnlamont.org/ and www.rachaelhamilton.co.uk.

Closing Date: 24 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Please note, closing is at noon.
Interviews to be held as soon as possible after the closing date. Start date negotiable.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to Ross Sanderson ross.sanderson@parliament.scot. For further details, call Ross Sanderson on 0131 3486533.

Due to the number of applications likely to be received, if you do not hear from us within a week, you can presume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

Website: http://www.johnlamont.org/

Additional Notes